Timtex™

What is Timtex interfacing?

A non-fusible, extra-firm stabilizer. It is commonly used as a base for decorative houses made of fabric.

timtex interfacing

Timtex interfacing is shown in the rear, next to the blue fabric and fusible web it will be stuck to in this fabric art project.

How to use Timtex stabilizer

See also: fabric house pattern, fabric art projects


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  • I was thrilled to get a sneak peek of the November/December 2012 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors where Nikki Smith writes about how to print your own custom tissue papers using the computer and digital art .
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  • Every time I see a phone book, I think of mixed-media artist Katie Kendrick. Why? Because Katie was the first artist I know of to use phone book pages as mixed-media art supplies.
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  • I really love birch trees. I love them in person, I love them in photos, I love paintings of them, like this one titled “Yield” painted by Staci Swider. (By the way, this painting is available in our Artists Give Back Etsy Store here !) The other day
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  • I love to bring flowers to a hostess, and I love to give handmade arts and crafts as gifts. So I was pretty excited when I saw the tutorial for making these fabric flowers in the 2012-2013 issue of Quilting Arts Gifts . The issue is full of holiday crafts, but many of the gift-making ideas are appropriate
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  • If you follow this blog, then you know I have an abundance of denim pockets culled from my husband's jeans, and I'm always looking for fabric art projects to make with them. One of my favorite denim recycling projects was this Patched Pocket Panel that combines art with storage.
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  • We have a running joke around here. Assistant Editor Barbara Delaney, a former early education teacher, often looks at a process used by a contributing artist (like marble painting with shaving cream or weaving with torn papers) and says, "We did that in pre-school!"
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  • When I first came to work at what was then Quilting Arts, I heard a lot about WonderUnder®. I honestly thought it was some kind of bra for about a week. Turns out (for those of you as clueless as I was), it's a brand of fusible web that holds two textiles together, instead of stitching, for quilting
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  • Ever since I made a murder of fancy felt crow softies from Kelli Nina Perkins's pattern several years ago, I've been looking for other easy art doll patterns to make using my fabric scraps.
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  • I really thought this was going to the summer of encaustic art. I imagined myself out on the porch with my electric fry pan, wood boards, encaustic medium, papers, and fabric, whiling away the day creating encaustic collage.
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  • My teen goes back to school in two days, so I have been practicing my school year mantra: "Have you done your homework?" She just rolls her eyes. But, homework is important. It's where you take what you supposedly learned and put it into practice. And the more you practice, the better you
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  • With any luck, I'll be able to persuade my husband that some of his wool sweaters are too worn even for working around the house. Then I can turn them into felt for fabric art .
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  • Words and fabric collage are two of my favorite things. So I get excited when I see a way of putting them together in the same project. I discovered this relatively easy method for how to make a collage of words and fabric in the new book Vibrant Quilt Collage by Bethan Ash.
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  • As you may know, I spent a few days at the CREATE Mixed-Media Retreat in New Jersey last month. Most of my focus was on interacting with members of our mixed-media and fiber art community
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  • How do you make a collage ? What materials do you use? I'm often asked that question, usually right after I tell people what I do. People who don't do art or who aren't familiar with the kinds of art we create here are genuinely curious. So I feel kind of bad when I answer them. Because the
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  • Recently I did a little research and discovered that of all the blog posts we've written here at Cloth Paper Scissors Today , many of the most popular ones focus on fabric art .
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  • When I first started using rubber stamps , I was drawn to the ones with a picture or words. Stamps that were an end unto themselves. Then one day I ordered a stamp from an artist and she threw in a couple of extras, including one with donut-shaped dots.
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  • Buying stamps is easy . . . I quickly learned that carving your own stamps takes some practice. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I was lucky to take a couple of classes at CREATE in Irvine, California. The first was with Helen Shafer Garcia and involved
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  • Recently we vacationed in Michigan where a lot of my family lives. I have many teenage nieces, and I was trying to think of a gift I could make for them that would be quick and easy to make, preferably with supplies I already had in my studio. And then it hit me: I could needle felt cuffs.
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  • A lot of people find summer to be a relaxing and carefree time. Not me. I find the lack of structure — with no school and people around me going on vacation — disrupts my creative flow. Sometimes it's just too hot to think of an idea for a collage — let alone a sewing or screen
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  • Whether you call them softies, stuffies, art dolls, or craft dolls, doll making is something that many fabric and mixed-media artists enjoy. In this free downloadable eBook, Making Art Dolls: 4 Free Tutorials for Softies, Stuffies, and Art Doll Making , you’ll find a range of art doll patterns
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  • School vacation always seems to sneak up on me. For some reason, regardless of how many end-of-the-year concerts I go to, no matter how many times the seniors speed past my house honking their horns in celebration, when mid-June arrives I am always scrambling around to find easy crafts to make that will
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  • Over the long Memorial Day weekend I spent a lot of time on my porch. I drank peach iced tea while dyeing fabric, screen printing fabric, and sorting through a bag of fancy fibers I might use to embroider the fabric later. My fabric art activities, combined with the number of flags flapping in the warm
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  • After finishing my stacked teacup collage a couple of weeks ago, I couldn't help wondering what the design might look like done in fabric or fibers instead of paper. I considered making a fabric collage, but then decided on machine needle felting
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  • A while back I talked about how to make art stamps the easy way using foam . Honestly, those kinds of stamps could take you a long way. But if you want to achieve even more texture and detail in a custom rubber stamp, learning how to make a stamp using a carving a block is the way to go.
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  • To me, there are few art activities more relaxing than paper collage . I just love dipping my sponge brush into decoupage medium, swiping the backs of the pieces of paper, and gluing them down on the page-one by one by one. There's a mindless rhythm to the task that's very meditative.
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  • I have a bit of a love-hate relationship going on with my digital-imaging software. I love it when it works and I hate it when it doesn't. And don't tell me that the problems I have editing photos or making layered collage art on the computer are "user error." No way.
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  • The preponderance of e-readers and tablets like the iPad have many people declaring that book making — the kind with pages and covers — is dead. Furthermore, "real" books that have already been printed are obsolete. My opinion is this: 1. There are advantages to both print books
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  • What do you get when you pair artists with iconic footwear? You get shoes that are mixed-media works of art. Last month, the Cloth Paper Scissors team rounded up a bunch of artists for an excursion to the Converse® shoe store in Boston. This particular store is one of just a handful in the country
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  • I love blog hops. Today I’m sharing a fairly long collage tutorial as my part of a bigger blog hop with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and Crafter’s workshop Stencils. (You can find stencils like this in our store , too!) I really love how flexible stencils can
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  • My husband and I only argue in two places; one of them is the car. (The other is the kitchen, if you must know.) In the car, we used to argue over map reading. I could keep an entire travel journal just on the bickering and muttering and wrong turns that have occurred over the years. Nick loves maps
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  • The exchange led me to wonder if they even make carbon paper anymore. It turns out they do. You can still find carbon paper at your local stationery store (or online), and it's a great method for mark making in encaustic art .
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  • Back in the '70s when I was learning to sew (badly) and the fiber art traditions were experiencing a renaissance (the first time), I fancied that I would like to make a quilt. Specifically, I wanted to make a crazy quilt. In my naïve view, a crazy quilt would be easier to put together because
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  • Several years ago when the knitting craze took hold, I brushed up my needlework skills in a class at a local fabric and yarn store. Completely taken by the fancy fibers that had come onto the market, I turned out scarf after scarf, and even sold a few. But at a certain point I realized that while I liked
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  • In this free eBook from Cloth Paper Scissors , How to Make a Stamp: 4 Free Articles on Carving Art Stamps and Stamping Techniques , four talented artists will show you how to make art stamps, foam stamps, and roller stamps; teach you stamp carving; and give you stamping ideas. You can use these techniques
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  • You can collage on pretty much anything that's stabile; paper, stretched canvas, canvas boards, and wood are just the beginning. Here are five substrates on which you can make a collage that will give your collage art depth and texture.
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  • If you read this blog frequently, you know how much I admire artist Beryl Taylor and her mixed-media fabric art . The magic of Beryl's work is not just in its beauty. What's amazing is how she can create such beautiful works out of relatively mundane materials. It's her attention to detail
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  • When my husband returned from a trip to Hawaii last month, he brought home coconuts for our daughters, a pair of earrings for me, some Kona coffee, and three odd looking, rusty pieces of metal he found on the ground.
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  • Ever since learning about round-robin and similar kinds of collaborative mixed-media art projects, I've wanted to be part of one. But I haven't made the effort to join or organize a round-robin for a couple of reasons.
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  • Recently I was making several small collaged artist trading cards (ATCs) to give as gifts. As usual, I was under a time crunch. So I said to myself, what is the most efficient way to make a collage in multiples?
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  • I was catching up on my "Project Runway All-stars" episodes the other night when I realized I really missed Tim Gunn.Tim's "Make it work!" catch-phrase may be overused by now, but the message is an important one for artists of any kind. It's one thing to be creative with an
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  • When I think of mixed-media fabric art hearts, mixed-media artist Beryl Taylor immediately comes to mind. Beryl can take a bit of silk and a few beads, and, with a stitch here and a wash of paint there, magically transform them into an embellishment you can appliqué onto a fabric paper wall hanging
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  • Here is why I have such a hard time getting rid of anything in my stash. It seems as though the very minute I decide I don't really need something because I rarely use it, a mixed-media art technique comes along to prove me wrong. Cases in point: fusible web and ephemera.
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  •   I am packing my bags, loading an extra copy of my Powerpoint presentation, and looking for my sunglasses, all in preparation for my trip to Anaheim to attend CHA (the Craft and Hobby Association Show). This Saturday I will be helping to judge the
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  • Image transfer techniques can be used in just about any form of fabric and mixed-media art to create artistic visual imagery. All you need are the right tools and the know-how.
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  • Last week I talked about ways to improve your art composition. Today I thought I'd build on one of the tips, layering, by talking about ways to literally build up the layers on your collage for a dimensional design.
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  • When Vivika Hansen DeNegre joined the Quilting Arts Magazine staff as editor earlier this month, I was thrilled. I admire a lot of fabric and mixed-media artists, but Vivika makes the kind of art that I aspire to create myself.
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  • When I hear the term "mark making" I think of using a variety of objects and things with paint and/or ink to make a mark on paper or cloth. This can include stamps, but doesn't have to, and it may or may not involve lettering or writing
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  • Happy New Year! It's 26 degrees in Sudbury today. Bright and sunny, but much too cold. Craving warmth . . . thinking color . . . Colorful wool roving beckoned . . . and from there thoughts of needlefelting! Simple materials and tools! And there are
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  • I love rubber stamps. I have a whole collection of them with images that I just adore. But most of them I never use. Why? Because once you've used the image a few times, it gets boring. And it makes your art look the same, piece after piece.
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  • I love chocolate. And I love my family. But when the two get together over the holidays, it's chocolate overload time. Chocolate in the stockings, chocolate decorating the gift packages, chocolate sprinkled among the baked treats.
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  • I have a friend who does beautiful watercolor painting work, mostly of wildlife. Ruth frames her paintings, sells them, and makes cards from them. But lately she's been wanting to do more with them, so she asked my advice.
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  • An art journal can be anything you want it to be. So, why not make it a place for experimentation?
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  • We've recently added a new editorial team for our sister publication, Stitch , to our Sudbury, Mass., offices. Among the getting-to-know-you questions asked between the new and pre-existing staff members is, "What kind of art do you make?" Followed closely by, "Oh, can you teach me
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  • As promised, here are a couple of the gift tags (possible ornaments) I made, inspired by some of the black-and-white ornaments in Cloth Paper Scissors Gifts, Holiday 2011-2012. These tags have three layers of fabric and cardstock on the back for personalizing
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  • Recently someone asked me: what's a collagraph? A collagraph (also spelled collograph) combine two of my favorite forms of art: collage and printmaking. They're also easy to make with tools you most certainly have around the house.
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  • We received more than 150 little houses for our "Home Sweet Home" reader challenge and there were many, many unique and inspiring houses (I often joke that I should be able to choose one piece of art to keep as I send the challenge art safely
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  • I love Thanksgiving, and not just because there is pumpkin pie. There is the meal itself, which I enjoy whether I am preparing it or bringing a dish (usually pumpkin pie) to someone else's house
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  • When I was learning the life cycle of a butterfly at a tender age, I found it fascinating to watch phase one, as the fuzzy (and rather creepy) caterpillar munching away on leaves.
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  • When we moved to our new (old) house, one of the things I was most excited about was having the room to put up a "mom tree" for Christmas. You know, the kind of stylized tree that has a theme and the ornaments are placed just so, rather than the higgledy-piggledy the family tree.
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  • Next week we will be into November, with the holidays fast approaching! I don't know about you, but every year I plan to make a certain number of gifts for family and friends and end up making a fraction of what I planned. AND I usually make these
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  • A few months ago I wrote about how to make better photo transfers on fabric, metal, and so on. I asked for feedback on your favorite kinds of transfers and tips, and many of you responded that you enjoy making packing tape transfers.
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  • The 19 th century artist, textile designer, and writer William Morris is often quoted as saying, "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful." Words to live by, indeed, and isn't it wonderful when you can have both qualities in one object, and
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  • At a conference last year where bloggers of all artistic persuasions gathered, I was amazed to see the knitters, crocheters, and beaders all whip out their supplies as the presentation began.
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  • A few weeks ago my husband and I paused in the middle of knocking out a wall in our kitchen to discuss our wedding anniversary (which is today). As we pondered how to celebrate, Nick asked, "Is there a 'traditional gift' for 22 years?"
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  • When I was a kid growing up in Michigan, I was privileged to take classes at Cranbrook Institute of Art. I have two memories of this experiece. One is that the grounds were absolutely enchanting; I particularly recall the long Triton pool that I walked past to get to my class. I felt like I was in a
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  • Often when I'm knee deep in an artistic process and I realize I'm out of (or can't find) a tool or supply I need right now-black paint, gel medium, my Cropadile — I stop a moment and think: What would Debbi and Cheryl do?
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  • Found objects — vintage, architectural, industrial, natural, and ephemeral — are all around us, and don't you just love finding unique things? I do! Trouble is, I keep finding them. And hoarding them.
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  • Over the course of the years I worked on Cloth Paper Scissors Studios magazine, I've seen hundreds of artist studios. Each one was unique. But as I read the narratives of artists eager to open their studio doors to our readers, certain themes repeated.
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  • Whenever I go to an art show or craft fair, I like to wear something artsy. Not so I'll stand out — so I'll fit in. It seems everyone there wears their art, — or someone else's — on their sleeve, their ears, their feet, or around their necks. I love looking at all those
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  • The first time I learned about printmaking with gelatin monoprinting, I said, "That's for me!" It's such a low-tech, easy process: just whip up some plain gelatin, grab some paints, a brayer, and paper or fabric, and the fun begins. But, somehow, I never got around to doing it.
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  • Back in 2004 when I first started working on Cloth Paper Scissors , I thought I was pretty familiar with the paper end of things. I've always loved the fancy paper found in stationery stores, and I even knew there was more than one kind of watercolor paper. But I was in for a big surprise. Not just
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  • I've talked about my husband's drawing skills in this space, but I've neglected to mention that he also paints. The reason is, he paints walls and trim, not canvases. But his painting is relevant to a mixed-media blog because at the end of the day, both his paint job and his clothes are works
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  • A couple of months ago I posted tips on how to photograph your pet , based on advice by fabric artist Faith Cleary who works from photos of animals.
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  • A few weeks ago I wrote about getting ready for a trip by prepping my art journal pages with backgrounds and assembling an on-the-go kit. Well, all that still stands. But after experimenting with art journaling techniques lately and encouraged by art journaling and mixed-media layering Workshop TM videos
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  • It's summer: Have you started your traveling art journal yet? If you haven't, I have a fun and easy exercise to help you begin, and you don't even need a studio. I call it the "everything at your fingertips" art journaling background launcher.
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  • I couldn't possibly tell you which Cloth Paper Scissors issue is my second favorite of all time. I find something creative, meaningful, and enlightening in each and every one. But my favorite ? That's easy: Issue 18, May/June 2008. Aka the one with the tea party cover. Why? A combination of things
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  • Texture on the menu! Are you running out of ideas for creating texture in your artwork? Do your painted backgrounds look flat? Or maybe you're looking to create some unique, textural fabric? Here are three artists who make it look easy. In "Texture
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  • What's involved in making collage art? Paper, paint, fabric, stitch, found objects, ephemera — just about anything you can think of.
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  • I'm pretty sure you can divide most creative people into two groups: the ones who start their projects well in advance of a deadline and the ones who work up to the last minute. You've probably already guessed that I am of the last-minute variety. I have been known to actually start making a
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  • Are you preparing to make your holiday gifts this summer—planning to get them done early? We’re in the holiday frame of mind as we prepare for CPS Gifts 2011-2012 . We have fantastic décor, gift ideas, and a smashing Wrap It Up! section well underway
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  • Summer is approaching, and you know what that means: Road trip! We are planning an 800-mile trek to Michigan, and I plan to pass the time by keeping a traveling art journal (when I'm not driving, of course). Even though we are taking the car (and by "car" I mean "minivan") I don't
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  • I had just dropped my daughter off at her riding lesson Saturday when I saw a sign that said "Barn Sale." Somehow, my car spontaneously turned in the direction the sign was pointing, down the lane to the rustic red barn and the treasures within.
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  • Whether you're working on a journal page or a piece of textile art, sometimes you just have to add some text. But that idea is sometimes met with trepidation. For those of you who are not comfortable writing directly onto a piece of art because you
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  • The votes are in! Nearly eighty avid fans entered the 2011 Fiberarts Readers' Choice Studio Contest , sharing images of — and reflections about — their special creative spaces from reclaimed closets to sprawling lofts. We were thrilled
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  • The digital darkroom has made creating photo collage and digital art easier, less expensive, and more creative than ever. In fact, there are so many techniques you can use to make a digital collage that some guidance from the pros is very welcome. In our free eBook, Cloth Paper Scissors Presents 4 Free
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  • Consider this scenario: You're on an art-making cruise and the captain announces there's a problem and everyone needs to find a lifeboat fast. Everyone's going to be OK, but because of space, you're allowed to take only one mark-making or background-texture tool or substance with you
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  • "So, what are you going to do with it?" I hear these words all the time. I hear them when I bring home some fabulous yarn or to-die-for fabric. I hear them when I spread my found object loot from a day of yard-saling on the dining room table. And I hear it when I create a sketch or practice
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  • There's nothing so full of potential as a pristine white canvas. And nothing quite so intimidating. There are so many possibilities it can freeze you right in your tracks. That's why art journaling aficionados often recommend filling the blank page with paint, paper collage, or even scribbles
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  • If you want more texture in your artwork, one of the quickest and most satisfying ways is to incorporate handmade felt. Felting is among the oldest of textile techniques, a product of a magical combination of raw materials and simple manipulation with friction or needles. Wet felting and hand needle
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  • After such a hard winter, I (and most everyone else I know who lives north of Mexico), was really looking forward to spring. Now, 21 days into a very rainy April, I just keep repeating to myself: "April showers bring May flowers." At my house
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  • L ast week I talked about substituting gluing for sewing, and asked what you thought of it. To reward you for your enthusiasm, today I'm going to give you a project that is fun, useful, easy, and has a contemporary patchwork look that is accomplished with glue.
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  • My sewing machine and I are like Carrie and Mr. Big from "Sex and the City," with me playing Carrie. Every time a project seems to humming along and I think we have a chance at a satisfying relationship, something goes wrong.
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  • I've heard that one characteristic that makes someone a good teacher is the ability to explain a concept in more than one way. In other words, if the student doesn't understand a verbal description, being able to provide a real-life example might help. Or demonstrating the concept in a visual
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  • When I was a girl, every summer my parents and packed up the car, threw me in the back with some snacks, a pillow, and a few magazines, and we hit the road east, driving 12 hours from Michigan to Massachusetts. There, just a block from the Atlantic, my grandmother, uncle, and two maiden aunts were there
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  •   Jenn Mason Cloth Paper Scissors Editor Hidden Valley by Becky Mason I was having a art discussion with my daughter this weekend as we talked about an upcoming art show that we were both planning on entering. Becky, 11-years-old, wanted to matte
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  • Jenn Mason Cloth Paper Scissors Editor Well, that was fun! A whole week of encaustic art , encaustic painting, and encaustic medium! I think we could really cover encaustics for an entire month because there is so much to learn. Speaking of things to
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  • Jenn Mason Cloth Paper Scissors Editor Day 3 of Encaustic Week Today I have a special treat for you…some insight from the pros. Whenever I want to learn something new, I get online and start researching. I look for videos, blogs, websites…you know the
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  • In anticipation of my birthday, my younger daughter asked me the other day, "What would be the best present you could ever get?" I answered without hesitationL "A trip to Greece, Turkey, and Italy."
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  • Jenn Mason Cloth Paper Scissors Editor Day 2 of Encaustic Week Thanks to everyone on Facebook, Twitter, and the Blog for your questions, ideas, and input! It seems some of you are fans, some of you are wanna-bes, and some of you had to look up the word
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  • Jenn Mason Cloth Paper Scissors Editor Today is the start of something new. And no, I don’t mean that in a big self-reflective way. I have a big idea and, well, it’s going to take me a week to chat about it. In fact, I have a bunch of big ideas and we
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  • Meet the talented Sandy Webster. Experiment with Restructured Paper. Learn how to make fashionable paper quilts and how to make necklaces from newspaper. Create a wire and clay sculpture. Walk a mile in hand-crafted mixed-media shoes--or just make your own pair. Mix fabric and stitch with encaustics
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  • I'm pleased, and honored, to say that I have been with Cloth Paper Scissors since its very first issue. But the learning curve when I began was steep. As a collector of vintage fabrics and a lover of all things paper, I wasn't completely unfamiliar with the realm of collage and mixed media. And
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  • Giddy. Giddy, I tell you. That's how I felt when I arrived at our first CREATE retreat last year and the stars came out. There I was, standing at my Studios booth in the store and display area, and one by one, artists I felt I knew--but I had never met--wandered in.
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  • Happy Valentine's Day! I remember my first Valentine's Day with the man who would become my husband. He made a reservation well in advance at the fanciest restaurant in town. I spent days writing a meaningful love note, while he, unbeknownst to me, shopped for a piece of jewelry. On the big night
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  • I just returned from the CHA Winter 2011 show (Craft and Hobby Association) where manufacturers come to show off their latest and greatest products in the craft, hobby, and art markets. CHA is always fun—never boring, and I look forward to going all year
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  • After getting my first look at the new book Art at the Speed of Life , I knew I needed to get in touch with author Pam Carriker to ask her to share a little project with you. Pam graciously accepted and put together this Character Construction tutorial
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  • Marci Rae McDade is the editor of Fiberarts. Welcome to the new Fiberarts Focus blog! In print for over thirty-five years, Fiberarts is the world's leading textile arts publication, covering the best and most interesting work in basketry, knitting
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  •       I’ve been looking forward to sharing this very cool idea for keeping track of your creative mixed-media experiments that I discovered in the 10th Anniversary Issue of Quilting Arts Magazine. I’m always looking for new and inventive
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  • It's a new year and it's time to spread your creative wings and try some new materials, products, and techniques. Have you used any spunbonded textiles in your artwork lately? What are they, you ask... We recently got a sneak peek at Wendy Cotterill’s
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  • Mixed-media shadow box by Valori Wells My challenge for you to consider today is this: You say you create mixed-media art, but what media are you mixing? Have you gotten in a rust rut (if it has rust it makes the cut). Are you using the same paints, in
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  • Forget about spring cleaning. One of the best times to get organized is when you’re setting your goals, and there’s no better time to do that then the beginning of the new year.   New use for an old trunk by Victoria Grobels.   While flipping
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  • Happy New Year! Are you ready for a fantastic New Year filled with art making? I sure am. We’ve got great art coming your way in every issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine , from January all the way through December. This year will bring art journaling
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  • What would you do? What would you do if I could give you an extra 24 hours—an extra 24 hours free of dishes, laundry, work, bill paying, childcare, grocery shopping, or cooking? I’d like to say that I’d spend the day eating chocolate (because calories
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  • Having worked on Cloth Paper Scissors for a number of years, I find that what I see and learn at work affects some of the things I do at home now. For instance, when I try to declutter, it is a whole new experience. When I attempt (operative word) to
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  •   Susan’s crayons sketched in thread.   You’ve heard of sketching with pencil, pen, and even crayon. But, have you heard of thread sketching? I hadn’t heard of it until Susan Brubaker Knapp’s new Master Machine Stitching DVD came across my desk
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  •       I’d like to tell you about my profound love for all things black. As an art school grad, you can guess that I’ve had many a black outfit in my closet. I love the look of black grout on a terracotta tile floor—even though it took me
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  •     finished gift tag ornament   Every year for the holidays I like to put together a super cute, or really cool gift for the neighbors and special friends in our lives. In the past I’ve made Shirley Temple kits, Snowman making kits, and
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  • “Bouncing Bed Springs, Batman!” “Hold your horses Robin, and let’s see what the good people of Gotham City might have in store for these contraptions of evil.” So, what are your ideas? I pulled these from a box spring on the side of the road on garbage
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  • In 2011, I want to work with more mixed-media jewelry.  I know, I know, January is the month for writing resolutions and I’m sure I’ll be working on them then as well, but sometimes new projects need a little pre-planning.And, for the same reasons
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  • Looking for something new to try in your next studio session? Have you looked into encaustic art yet? I have been wanting to use encaustic medium in my art for some time now. After watching Amy Stoner’s new Cloth Paper Scissors Workshop DVD, Encaustic
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  • Have you found the little acrylic embellishments in the jewelry and craft isles of your local craft store? There seem to be more and more each day. Why not wear a little bit of your collage art around your neck. Use soft gel medium to adhere the little
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  • Just days away from Halloween—hopefully you’re not to scared to create while the goblins are roaming! In honor of our eight-legged friends, the spider—mascot of the holiday, try capturing the spirit of their ethereal webs. Use Japanese rice paper, Angelina
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  • Here at Cloth Paper Scissors, we are very excited about our premier issue of Cloth Paper Scissors Gifts, and we know you will be, too. From ornaments to garlands, from bags to special packaging ideas, and more gift ideas than you can shake a stick at
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  • Sue Pelletier on set. If you love adding texture to your mixed-media collages, then you’ll love today’s newsletter. We asked Sue Pelletier, fresh off the taping of her new Cloth Paper Scissors Workshop™ DVD Textures for Collage: Build
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  •   One of my favorite tools to use in my studio is my funny bone. I am almost always trying to incorporate humor into my art. Mostly I do it for my husband’s benefit. The poor guy has to look at a lot of art and come up with new and interesting comments
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  • Meet Ann Wood and her whimiscal creatures. Learn easy faux silkscreaning and try our paper and plaster pumpkins. Experiment with Steampunk style earrings and play with texture and layers. Create a painted fedora with the Crafty Chica and celebrate the Day of the Dead with Michael deMeng. Take a look
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  • The Artisan Search 2011 continues… Looking to find new and exciting art and artists, Cloth Paper Scissors has challenged artists to send us their best art in one of five categories: Mixed-media Stitch , Art Journal and Book Making , Printmaking
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  • You may have been reading Cloth Paper Scissors for four months or four years. You know your way around rusted metal, ledger sheets, and image transfers with your eyes closed. You drink encaustic wax and eat peanut butter and gel medium sandwiches for
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  • I just found out today that you can preorder the 2011 Cloth Paper Scissors Calendar that was created by 13 fabulous mixed-media artists who entered our Calendar Call for art last fall, which got me thinking about our Challenges. I wish I could send each
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  • Learn how to make mixed-media pendants with musling. Read about Susan Lenart Kazmer's love of found objects and jewlery. Discover new ideas for Guerrilla Art. Travel to Paris with the Oiseaux sisters. Get the basics on metal embossing. See the results of our "Pendant Swap" Reader Challenge
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  • Guess what today is? Today is the day that Lucy Talbot gave birth to a bouncing baby girl—39 (REAL) years ago—Thanks Mum! Yup, it’s my birthday. And you can probably tell that I’m not too shy about it. (I’m even giving YOU the opportunity to get an Un
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  • CREATE with the Best August 25th-29th, 2011 Rosemont, Illinois Wow! Have you seen the instructor line up for Create? Did you get a look at the workshop schedule ? You can learn everything from no-stitch ATCs with Belinda Spiwak to monoprinting with Jeanne
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  • Did you read about the pendant swap in Cloth Paper Scissors and immediately say to yourself, "Self, we should enter that challenge!" Did you then proceed to forget all about it? Yikes! Today is just about the last day to get your swap here
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  • Rainy days and Mondays all ways get me down...but not next Monday! April 5th is the deadline for our Mixed Media Pendant Swap ( read more here ) and I am so excited to finally be able to go through all of the swap entries and see the marvelous things
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  • Simple cut and paste is what it took for today's suggestion from Whenigrowup. I was immediately threatened by the letter "z" challenge. I knew this was NOT going to be one of the suggestions that I was going to choose. Then I decided that
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  • My second day of inspiration. johl wrote on Fri, Feb 19 2010 7:53 PM How about "Springtime In Paris" prompt with the colors of baby blue, black and white, or pink, black and white? I'm ready for Spring, aren't you??? A post card from
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  • You did know that the first name in our title is CLOTH, right? Oh, I'm so bad and working cloth into my work. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against cloth, I just tend not to "go there" when I'm creating. I can tell things are
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  • Mixed-media collages; A mini quilt collage; The importance of clouds; Combining paper & quilted surfaces; Easy, colorful fabric books; Creating with digital prints on Lutradur and lace paper; Delicious cupcake assemblages; Recycled fabric treasures; A creative exercise in machine needle felting;
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  • Mixed-media fabric collage; Use photographs to create original fabric paintings; Vintage Spoon Books; create colorful keepsakes; fiberart for a cause; collage & paint some comfy chairs; The anti-boredom solution for kids; constructing your dream house; Mixed-media "Tea Party" Challenge;
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  • " True Colors" Reader Challenge; home is where the art is; create print-like quality with a hnt of mystery; repurpose overalls into a personalized apron; create an eye-popping still -life; make small mixed-media heart quilts; paint, collage, stitch paper quilts; design papers with rubbing plates
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