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Zentangle® – There’s No Wrong Way to Do It!

There’s so much to discover in Zentangle® and doodling, and so many wonderful techniques that you can incorporate into your art journal pages, fabric art, collages, and more. Kass Hall gets you started with this tutorial from her book The Zentangle® Untangled Workbook. Best of all, practicing is fun! Grab a pen, some paper, and…

Art Inspired by Flowers

Technique Tuesdays: Art inspired by flowers

According to the calendar, spring has arrived. Although there’s still snow on the ground here in Massachusetts, we’re anticipating warmer days and craving all that spring brings with it. We thought we’d share some art inspired by flowers, along with tips and ideas from our favorite mixed-media artists on how to create a variety of beautiful…

Studio Saturdays: Experimenting with Art Supplies

Top mixed-media artists always recommend road testing new art supplies as a great way to feel comfortable with them. Yet how often do we really do that? Guilty as charged. When I’m working on a project I tend to reach for what’s most familiar, thinking if I experiment with something it will take too much…

Technique Tuesdays: Gel-Plate Printing

Gel-plate printing has taken the mixed-media world by storm. Ready-made silicone plates make it incredibly easy to create monoprints with paint, stencils, stamps, and more. A little practice is all it takes to become a pro at printing on gel plates, which can also be made from scratch. Use the following techniques to add unique touches to your…

working with color

Technique Tuesdays: Working With Color

Working with color is what makes our art exciting, what gives it a mood, an energy, and a feeling. We may have our favorite palettes, but when we shake it up a bit and try something new, breakthroughs happen. It’s like seeing the world with new eyes. Exploring color is something artists naturally love to…

Studio Saturdays: Mixed-Media Weaving

One of the hottest trends in the mixed-media world might surprise you—it’s weaving. At the recent Association for Creative Industries show (formerly the Craft & Hobby Association), I saw all types of new small, easy-to-use looms that can be used with a variety of fun and funky materials. If you’ve never tried weaving, or haven’t…

Trend Alert: Mixed-Media Home Decor

If your home and studio need a little sprucing up this spring, pick up the March/April 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and get inspired. I’m so excited about this issue, because it’s all about creating mixed-media home decor, using the techniques and skills you love to create beautiful items for your home. Think…

Technique Tuesdays: Fabric Art

Fabric art brings appealing qualities to mixed media: texture, dimension, shape, and form. It’s difficult not to touch a piece of textile art, as our hands want to explore all the interesting things our eyes see. Fabric is so accessible that it’s easy to put it front and center, or add it to mixed-media art, whether…