This year we're spreading our net wider in search of the best mixed-media artists around and one of them might just be YOU.
So get your muse in gear; set out your paints and mediums, sewing machine, fabric and scissors, bone folders and gel pens; and get creative!
One winner will be chosen for each of the following five categories:
- Mixed-media Stitch
- Art Journal and Book Making
- Printmaking and Silk Screening
- Mixed-media Jewelry
- Collage and Assemblage
Each of the five category winners will receive the title of Artisan 2011 and with that all the rights and privileges that accompany such a distinction, including:
- A feature in On Our Radar artist spotlight
- Recognition in all Cloth Paper Scissors® social media outlets
- Potential editorial opportunities for the 2011 calendar year
- Fabulous prize package filled with wonderful mixed-media and collage products from our sponsors.
How to Enter
- Choose one of the five Artisan categories.
- Create fabulous art! (three different pieces).
- Upload low-resolution images (72 dpi) of three different projects/art pieces to the appropriate Artisan gallery at clothpaperscissors.com.
- In the description section of each upload, include a description of your piece of art and up to two detail images.
- Send an email with the same three images and detail photos (72dpi) to Artisans@clothpaperscissors.com with "ARTISAN SUBMISSION" in the subject line. Include in the email: your username (the one you use on clothpaperscissors.com), full name, address, phone number, and the Artisan category you are entering.
- All entries must be received by 5:00 P.M. EST on September 13, 2010.
You may enter more than one category, but only one submission per category will be accepted.
Note: Go to Artisan Rules and FAQs for more information.
I'll be bringing you more information and reminders about Artisans between now and the September 13, 2011, deadline but today I want to talk about the Printmaking and Silk Screening category.
I'm giddy with inspiration. I just finished watching Jane Dunnewold's fantastic Quilting Arts® Workshop DVD called Screen Printing Sampler and I loved it. While I don't do much work on fabric with dyes or textile medium, I know I could easily turn her "4 Fun & Innovative Ways to Make Artful Cloth" into "4 Fun Ways to Make Art."
Using flour paste, paper stencil, soy wax, and water-soluble glue screen printing methods shown on this DVD on my own (embarrassingly large) stash of papers and found objects I can easily create a series of works where I can explore layers and color juxtaposition. I plan on running right out to the local discount department store on the way home from work to pick up a shower curtain, some freezer paper, and some school glue.
Take a look at this preview video and give it a try. You never know, it could turn you into the next 2011 Printmaking and Silkscreening Artisan!