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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!

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Paper Art: An Insider’s Look at Painting Papers

You’re in for a real treat with the January/February issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, which features mixed-media surface design techniques that involve spray paint, paper art, fabric, encaustics, and much more. In today’s post you’ll get a sneak peek at Diane Salter’s article, “A Sweet Life: using printed papers in collage.” Your inspiration starts now! “I’ve…

Coloring book tutorial

Coloring Books Meet Mixed Media

Coloring books for adults have become my go-to way to de-stress, but I l had never thought about adding collage to coloring book pages until I ready Kelli Nina Perkins’ article in Coloring Book Sketchbook. This new magazine, available in our show now, offers you something most coloring books for adults don’t: fun techniques. In…

Abstract art by Chris Cozen

Serendipitous Combinations with Acrylic Paint

Hi there! I love acrylic paint, as you probably all know by now! There are so many ways to use acrylic and combine it with other media, such as in a mixed-media collage. I especially love the freedom of flow that comes from diluting acrylic paint with water and using it on absorbent surfaces. The…

Dina Wakley at Art Journaling Live 2

Behind the Scenes of Art Journaling Live 2

Being part of a live art event is exciting, humbling, exhilarating, inspirational—and most of all, fun. Last year I had the great fortune of being at Art Journaling Live 2, an all-day mixed-media workshop we hosted in Arlington, Texas. Teaching were four outstanding artist instructors: Dina Wakley, Nathalie Kalbach, Mary Beth Shaw, and Julie Fei-Fan…