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Studio Saturdays: Create Along Travel Journal, Part 3

Hi, and welcome back to our three-part Studio Saturdays Create Along series! We’re making a travel art journal by Dea Fischer’s book featured in the September/October issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. In this third and final post we’ll create the book pages, punch holes in the pages and the cover for the binding, and…

Sewn accordion collage

Technique Tuesdays: 10 Tips for Collage

Collage is one of the mainstays of mixed-media art, but creating a cohesive, interesting piece can be daunting. Where to start? What supplies to use? How to find inspiration? Let these 10 tips for collage, all from artists featured Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and North Light Books, guide you and help make the process easy and enjoyable.…

Studio Saturdays: Create Along Travel Journal, Part 2

Welcome back to our first Cloth Paper Scissors Create Along! So glad you’ve joined me for Part Two of our three-part series, in which we’re making a travel journal inspired by Dea Fischer’s project in the September/October issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. This post covers how to make and decorate the cover, which is made…

Technique Tuesdays: 10 Tips for Acrylic Painting

Mixed-media artists love using acrylic paint in their projects, whether for an art journal page, collage, monoprint, stamping, or a mixed-media painting. Acrylics are a staple supply because they’re easy to work with, come in an array of colors and types, and can be mixed with a variety of mediums, such as texture paste, gesso, and…

Mixed-media hand lettering challenge | ClothPaperScissors.com

Reader Challenge Results: Mixed-Media Hand Lettering

Congratulations to the winners of our Mixed-Media Hand Lettering reader challenge! The artists are: Marianne Rizzo • Oak Brook, IL Isabel Norwood • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Carrie Love • Hilliard, OH Dawn Vollaro • Staten Island, NY Elizabeth Mayberry • Middletown, CT Penny Bennington Reader challenges are announced in each issue of Cloth Paper Scissors…

Studio Saturdays: Create Along Travel Journal, Part 1

Welcome to our first Studio Saturday Create Along! I’m so happy you joined me for this series of three posts dedicated to making a fold-up travel journal. Follow along the step-by-step instructions and techniques for the next few weeks, and at the end you’ll have a unique handmade journal that you can start working in right…