All posts by Barbara Delaney

Make Oracle Card Journals with Cathy Nichols

I have always been drawn to water, specifically the ocean. So, when I started planning this post for this Art Lesson, which deals with archetypes and their meaning, I decided to see if there were creatures of the sea that had any ties to creativity. In this quest, I discovered that whales are associated with compassion,…

Artist Profile: Jody Alexander

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10 Lettering Pointers from the Pros

If hand lettering is something you have wanted to try, the 2016–2017 Lettering Lessons Collector’s Edition is not to be missed. A variety of artists share their art and expertise in an inspiring mix of styles and projects. Accompanying videos offer a close-up look at artists’ work and a visual assist in learning their techniques.…

6 Mixed-Media Techniques to Keep You in the Creative Mode

Cloth Paper Scissors had all the bases covered again in 2017: painting, collage, journaling, book making, jewelry, and more. A plethora of artists shared their ideas, experiences, and techniques in essays, artwork, and how-to articles. It was a year of discovery and creative adventure. This 2017 Collection has every issue, in its entirety. Just think…

Lettering Lesson: Wonky Lettering with Mandy Russell

In the February Lettering Lesson, Mandy Russell shares her wonky, no-mistakes style of hand lettering. Working within “eights,” her guide for creating this font, these free-form letters come to life. I couldn’t resist trying this new hand-lettering technique. What a great way to add a special touch to a journal page! Mandy uses chart paper,…