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The November/December issue of Cloth Paper Scissors is full of fun projects for the holidays and year round. Make unique scratch art tags with Dena Adams. Create a festive paper clay holiday canvas with Rogene Manas. Let Lesley Riley show you how to create successful layered collage. Meet artist Lorenzo Hurtado Segovia. Take A Look At Color Variations, make artful Rust Marks with Jennifer Coyne Qudeen, see the results of our Mini Garland reader challenge, and so much more.


Recent Issues

  • Cloth Paper Scissors: September/October 2015

    The September/October issue of Cloth Paper Scissors goes Into the Dark. Assemble amazing figures, create fall blossoms, make a leather journal, and much more. Meet artist Elaine Hughes, and don't miss the results of our Doodle Jewelry reader challenge.

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  • Cloth Paper Scissors: July/August 2015


    Be inspired by nature and Cloth Paper Scissors. Remember a day at the beach with fabric and stitch, fashion metal and felt pins, paint colorful flowers, incorporate tea bags in your art, and more. Meet artist Lisa Kokin, and enjoy some creative Mixed-Media Maps.

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  • Cloth Paper Scissors: May/June 2015

    The May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors is dedicated to mixed-media wearables, our take on artful clothing and accessories. Add quotes to a scarf, create a ruffled blouse with free-motion stitching, and paint an apron like an art journal page. Meet artist Karen Fisher, learn how to be part of a collaborative project, and don't miss the results of our Miniature Mixed-Media Wearables reader challenge.



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  • Cloth Paper Scissors: March/April 2015

    The May/June issue is all about telling your story through your art. 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.


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  • 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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