Current Issue

your story. Make a mixed-media self-portrait. Fall in love with text, and learn new ways to incorporate it in your art. Build layers with transparencies. Fashion a necklace with tin. Meet calligraphy artist Yukimi Annand. Play with more unconventional tools, create a light bulb link, and lots more. And check out the results of our Mixed-Media Book Sculpture reader challenge.



Recent Issues

  • Cloth Paper Scissors, January/February 2015

    Start 2015 with Cloth Paper Scissors and get plenty of inspiration to create patterns. Make colorful "keepers" and journals, bold jewelry and assemblages, and much more. Meet artist Lawrence Terry. And don't miss our Mixed-Media Maps reader challenge.


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  • Cloth Paper Scissors,November/December 2014

    This November/December Cloth Paper Scissors is chock-full of inspiration: vintage jewelry, Gelli® printed journals, one-of-a-kind collage cards, a rustic tree topper, and more. Check out our new Miniature Mixed-Media Wearables reader challenge! 



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  • Cloth Paper Scissors,September/October 2014

    Celebrate Día de los Meurtos with Cloth Paper Scissors. Make a tin nicho, create a festive art doll, fashion a decorative Day of the Dead necklace, discover cool collage drawings, and so much more!

    And don’t miss the exciting results of our Mixed-Media Skull challenge.


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  • Cloth Paper Scissors, July/August 2014


    Head off to summer art camp with the July/August Cloth Paper Scissors! Take advantage of the longer, warmer days and challenge yourself to try something new.

    Do some sun printing. Make an epoxy clay bracelet. Create a mood board. Learn a simple drawing technique. Paint a flower garden, collage some inspirational ornaments, and more.

    Best of all, you can earn mixed-media badges for your new skills. And be sure to enter our Wired Mixed-Media Sculpture challenge!

    There is plenty to fill your creative hours this summer.

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  • Cloth Paper Scissors: May/June 2014

    The May/June issue is our Printmaking issue. Create a resist with chickpea paste. Stencil with gesso. Design colorful patterns. Work with abstract figures. Check out our Carved Stamp Swap results; take A Look At . . . Stamp-carving tools; and much more! 


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  • Cloth Paper Scissors: March/April 2014

    The March/April issue is our Go Green/Recycle Issue. See how artists recycle in their studios . . . and in their art. Make art with upcycled plastic bottles, tin cans, wooden objects, and more. Create a stitched landscape, or set yourself free with paint. Learn all about paintbrushes, love your letters, check out the results of our Faces of Mixed Media challenge, and so much more. 


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  • Cloth Paper Scissors: January/February 2014

    Start off the New Year with our Home Sweet Home issue . . . and some new columns! Check out "The Informed Artist" and "Letter Love." Create some sweet houses. Make a Painted Paper Collage or a Junk Drawer Heart necklace. See our Mixed-Media Stitched Square reader challenge results, and lots more.


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  • Cloth Paper Scissors: November/December 2013

    Cloth Paper Scissors' November/December issue is Sew Winter! Transfer a favorite image and use it to stitch a colorful needle case. Make wire doll dresses. Do some free-motion stitching to dress up a shirt. Upcycle wooden blocks. Take A Look At . . . Stitches. Incorporate embroidery into your mixed-media painting. Read about Artists Giving Back. Assemble a colorful, layered collage. And don't miss the results of our Mixed-Media Jewelry swap.

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  • Cloth Paper Scissors: September/October 2013

    The September/October 2013 issue is our texture issue. Learn about Rub-ons. Make nature prints. Experiment with acrylic glazes and heat. Turn your die-cutting machine into a printing press. Create colorful mosaics, wearable encaustic shrines, and Spirit Boxes. Meet mixed-media artist Louise O'Hara and learn about her artistic life. 



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  • Cloth Paper Scissors: July/August 2013

    The July/August issue is full of summer fun and mixed-media inspiration! Head to the shore with our felted seashell cards and seascape ornaments. Revel in color with botanical collage. Create a colorful, mixed-media flag. Try your hand at encaustic images. And learn some new ways to take your art supplies with you for creating on-the-go.


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  • Cloth Paper Scissors: May/June 2013

  • Cloth Paper Scissors, March/April 2013

    Get a taste of a CREATE mixed-media retreat with the March/April issue, featuring CREATE instructors and a variety of techniques. Learn to bind books, paint fabric, make a journal in a day, create amazing collages, sketch and stitch, make jewelry, and much more.


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  • Cloth Paper Scissors: January/February 2013

    To kick off the new year, we've put together our very first Bucket List issue.Some of the best mixed-media artists around are ready to show you how to get started, get further, and try something new.

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  • Cloth Paper Scissors, November/December 2012

    The November/December is all about felting. Learn to felt with paper or how to dye felt for some unique results. Educate yourself with A Look at . . . Felting Tools. And check out the results of our Felted Wonders Reader Challenge. Make some fun paper and resin leaves, and create some quick gifts with four jewelry techniques or a collage lantern card for that someone special.

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