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Here you’ll find sneak peeks into the newest goings-on, including hot-off-the-press books and DVDs from your favorite authors, exclusive webinars, behind-the-scenes happenings, and, of course, mixed-media art techniques from the pros!

5 Cloth Paper Scissors Issues You Need Right Now

I’m often asked if I have a favorite issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, and I always reply honestly that it’s impossible to choose—each one features such distinctive, captivating mixed-media artwork and projects that I couldn’t possibly say which is my favorite. However…if you happen to be missing a few issues from your mixed-media magazine library…

Make a Rustic Wire Star Tree Topper

Want to deck your halls with some mixed-media artwork this holiday season? We have just the ticket. In this tutorial from our November/December 2014 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, mixed-media metalsmith Jen Cushman shows you how to make a rustic wire star. Use your star as a tree topper, or leave the tail off…

Creating Contrasting Lettering with Kari McKnight Holbrook

Mixed-media artist Kari McKnight Holbrook is a lettering maven.  Not only will you be inspired by the beautiful lettered art in her November Lettering Lesson, you’ll learn a whole lot, too. This lesson will show you how to combine contrasting styles of lettering, and get you started playing with letters in lots of different ways.…

Tutorial: Mixed-Media Recipe Journal

Food and cooking have inspired artists for centuries, so it’s only fitting that we brought art and food together in the pages of Cloth Paper Scissors! For the November/December 2017 issue we asked four artists to translate their favorite original recipes into mixed media, and also include the stories behind them. We were treated to…

A Beginner’s Guide to Quilling Jewelry

A revolution has been happening in paper quilling. Designs made from rolled paper strips are becoming more sophisticated, inspiring people to try this beautiful form of paper art. At the forefront of this movement is Ann Martin, author of The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry: Techniques & Projects for Metallic Earrings & Pendants from Interweave. Ann…

Holiday Art: Make It Shine Challenge Results

Make it Shine, we said, and you did, using all kinds of sparkly materials. Holographic paper, sequins, Glimmer Mist™, metallic papers, ribbons, threads, foil, and more bring holiday shine and spirit to this art from our Make it Shine Reader Challenge (also featured in the November/December 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors). We hope these…

A Fabric Collage with Texture

We have an exciting new Art Lesson out, and this one’s a little different—it interprets our theme of Texture Adventures with fabric collage. Deborah Boschert is the artist who wrote Tiny Textured Treasures, and it will get you thinking about texture in a whole new way. Deborah’s well known for her beautiful textile collages, and…

Lettering with Style: Tips from Joanne Sharpe

Joanne Sharpe is back with another book! Doodle Art and Lettering with Joanne Sharpe is filled with fun, colorful doodle and lettering techniques all in Joanne’s popular, playful style. Inside, you’ll discover the basics of drawing and doodling; nine new alphabets; dozens of drawing, painting, and mixed-media techniques; and more than 100 prompts for doodling and…

It’s the Holiday (Sweepstakes) Season: 3 Fun Project Ideas

We are in the thick of our Cloth Paper Scissors Holiday Sweepstakes, which means there’s still time to enter to win fantastic prizes from companies that make amazing supplies for mixed-media artists. Today, tomorrow, and Wednesday, be sure to enter to win prizes from Grafix® (today, November 13th), Ranger (Tuesday, November 14th) and Testors® (Wednesday, November 15th). Entering…

Tutorial: Gratitude Mandalas with Cassia Cogger

Every year as summer turns to fall, and fall turns to winter, I feel like time starts to move at mach speed. Many of my self-care practices begin to fall by the wayside and it becomes very easy to find myself on edge, with not enough time and too many commitments. It is moments like…