Taking Time for Texture

Textural Inspiration

At this time of year, Nature puts on a glorious, colorful, textural display to help push us out of our winter doldrums and  I am constantly drawn to it:  the buds of various sizes, shapes, and colors on the trees; the plants bursting through the soil; the layers of green in the fields…and even the clouds in the sky.

You can't help but be inspired to create; texture is everywhere you look.

And it's no different at Cloth Paper Scissors. We are all about texture these days: finding it, making it, and bringing it to you. I fell in love with the Serena Stubson's artwork, gracing the cover of our May/June issue, and its springtime vibe, and that's just the beginning. 

In this issue you'll find a plethora of ideas, products, and art to get you creating…creating with lots of texture! In our Artist Profile feature, Robert Maloney's amazing art is packed full of layered textures, some produced with wood, paint, and other media and some created on the computer.  

Jen Osborn shows us a wonderful little treasure book overflowing with the texture of fabrics, ephemera, and photos; and you definitely need to check out Seth Apter's DisCo project, in the magazine and online, where you can upload your own art bundle photos and see what other Cloth Paper Scissor readers are working on.

Each artist's approach to creating texture in the May/June issue is as unique as their artwork. This is an issue not to be missed.

Check out the table of contents here. Better yet, get your hands on the magazine. You will not be disappointed.

And if you still want more texture, check out Natalya Aiken'sTexture Transformation Workshop DVD. You will run out of time before you run out of ideas.

Have fun.






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