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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!

Tutorial: Make a Spring Collage

It’s finally spring in New England, and after an extremely long winter, seeing buds on the trees and the forsythia blooming seems like a miracle. I love celebrating the seasons and nature in my artwork, and this year I have even more incentive: the Roxanne Evans Stout Springtime Collage Collection. This exclusive bundle includes two…

How to Create Doodled Clay Jewelry

Want to combine your love of doodling and jewelry making? Kari McKnight Holbrook has a fun way to do that! Follow her tutorial for creating doodled polymer clay jewelry; this project also appears in our summer 2015 issue of Zen Doodle Workshop. Doodled Clay Jewelry by Kari McKnight Holbrook I’m an artist who really enjoys getting…

Get Inspired by the Ultimate Lettering Collection

Hand lettering is one of my very favorite things to do, and I know I am not alone in that. I am always looking for new ideas and new materials and techniques to enhance what I already know and do. This Ultimate Lettering Collection has everything you need from some of our favorite artists. Joanne…

10 Art Journaling Supplies You Need in Your Life

A common misconception about art journaling is that you need a ton of supplies to get started. You don’t—you can use whatever you have on hand. But trying new art journaling supplies is a reason for getting up in the morning, so I thought I’d tell you about a few special materials that will add…

Announcing the Mixed-Media Portrait Reader Challenge Finalists

We are pleased to announce the finalists for our Mixed-Media Portrait reader challenge. Thank you to all who participated in the challenge, and congratulations to the finalists. Finalists, please send your artwork to us by May 30th, 2018. F+W Media, Inc. ATT: Mixed-Media Portrait 2 Mill and Main Place Maynard, MA 01754 Carol Gallion •…

Embracing Imperfection in Your Artwork

An artist’s journal is a place where secrets are spilled, mistakes can be made, new techniques are explored, and beauty is revealed. In my own creative journey I have found that my journal is one of the most powerful tools in my growth as an artist. There was a time when a new journal with…

An Artist Enamel Pin Just for Mixed Media

If you’d like to tell the world that you’re a proud mixed-media artist—without showing up everywhere with color-stained hands—now there’s a fun way to do that. We finally have our own artist enamel pin that proclaims to the world our love of paint, paper, markers, and everything else. Wear this Mixed-Media Art Lover Enamel Pin…

Create Colorful Zen Pop Art with Jodi Ohl

Want to take your doodle art up a notch? Turn it into colorful pop art by incorporating spray inks, PanPastels, and shimmery pigments! Artist Jodi Ohl shows you how in this technique tutorial from our spring 2016 issue of Zen Doodle magazine. Zen Pop Art by Jodi Ohl When I’m doodling I find my happy place…

It’s an Art Journal Jam in our May/June Issue!

I can’t wait to tell you about our new May/June 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, which features incredible art journal projects, plus a lot more. But before I get to those, I have a confession to make, and maybe you can relate. I was terrified to start my first art journal years ago.…

Travel Journaling: The 10 Best Tips

Hard to believe, but summer is right around the corner, which means it’s almost travel season, which means great opportunities for travel journaling. If you’re going to be on the road, we’ve got lots of ideas for creating great journal pages, easy ways to make your own journals, supply recommendations, and ideas for where to…