Today's guest is mixed-media artist Gina Lee Kim, who has an article on mark-making with pens and watercolors in the current issue of Cloth Paper Scissors (May/June). She shares with us her story of how she was called to art after losing her mother, and how the circle of life has carried on as she now shares the beauty of creativity with her child. Though Mother's Day has passed, we were touched by Gina's sentiments and wanted to share them with you.
Like many other things, paper maps are slowly becoming obsolete, as GPS guides us through new cities and countries. I haven't used a paper map in several years, and so now more than ever they have a sentimental quality. Even if it's a map of somewhere I haven't been, it symbolizes adventure and exciting journeys. This is just one reason why maps are an attractive option to include in a journal.
In this free eBook, Making Art to Wear: 4 Free Mixed-Media Designs for Wearable Art Clothing and More, you'll find four wearable art ideas you can adapt to suit your style--or that of your favorite artist.
I'm willing to bet that you could agree with at least one of the following statements: I have too much stuff. I can't afford all the art materials I'd like. I want to make art in a way that has less impact on the environment
When I hear "assemblage art" I tend to think of wood, hardware, wire, and rusty found objects. But there is a soft side to assemblage to explore, using fabric.
In this free eBook, Mixed-Media Jewelry: 5 Free Found Object, Steampunk, and Resin Jewelry Ideas, you’ll learn how to make resin jewelry, how to make molds to duplicate found objects in resin, and how to make Steampunk jewelry to complement your style.
Every year, I like to look back at what I've learned (and written about) while experimenting with art techniques and supplies. Here are 13 collage art lessons I've learned (and I hope you have, too).