All posts by Jeannine Stein

Drawing Exercises Every Artist Needs!

We’re starting 2018 with an issue of Cloth Paper Scissors that asks you to challenge yourself. Now, I know that’s not always easy—that’s why it’s called a challenge. But I think if you try some of these projects, you’ll see aspects of your mixed-media art practice change for the better. One of the projects features…

What’s Your Word of the Year?

Choosing a word of the year is something artists love to do; it signals an intention and provides focus for the year ahead. In the January/February 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, we asked our readers to send us their word of the year interpreted in mixed media, and the results were phenomenal. Words…

Project: Handmade Metal Jewelry

Before I started making my own handmade metal jewelry, I stalked every art fair, craft festival, and artisan shop, looking for signature pieces that could make an outfit. Then I started working with metal, and realized I could make pretty much anything I wanted—any style, color, shape, design. And no one else would have it!…

Make a Fabric Collage Book

There’s something about winter that makes me so eager to create fabric collages. Must be the cold weather and long nights that compel me to rummage through my fabric scraps and get into the rhythmic calm of hand stitching. For a recent project I decided to create a fabric collage with something practical in mind—a…

Fuel Your Creative Confidence with our January/February Issue!

It’s the start of a new year, and I’m so excited to tell you about the January/February issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. If you want more creative confidence and extra enjoyment out of making art, this is the issue you must see! No matter where you are in your art practice—rank beginner or seasoned…

Vintage Ephemera Downloads: Our Gift to You!

I hope you’re having a great holiday season! Since this is a time of giving, we have a great gift just for you: vintage ephemera downloads from my personal collection of really old stuff! You can click here to download four pages of old photos, French postcards, and vintage library cards that you can use for…

Last-Minute Handmade Holiday Gifts

Studio Saturday is taking a short break this week. Please enjoy this post, portions of which were previously published on our sister site, Artist’s Network! ~ Jeannine With just a couple of days before Christmas, there’s still plenty of time to make last-minute handmade holiday gifts for friends and family. I’m going to show you…

The Best Holiday Artist Gifts

Wondering what to get for the mixed-media artists on your holiday gift list? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve got great ideas for your friends and loved ones, so read on for artist gifts from Interweave that every creative type will love: art journalers, painters, collage, enthusiasts, flower fantatics—we’re covering all bases! And don’t…

How to Make Zendoodle Fabric Beads with Kristal Wick

Do you wish you could do more with your Zendoodles? Kristal Wick has a great idea—make them into fabric beads! Kristal is our guest blogger today, and she shares her top five tips for creating beautiful Zendoodle fabric beads. Kristal also has a fantastic downloadable course available from Interweave: Fabulous Zendoodle Fabric Beads, where you’ll…

Get Inspiration for Handmade Gifts

One of the reasons we here at Cloth Paper Scissors love the holidays so much is that our creativity goes on overdrive as we make handmade gifts for friends and family, create mixed-media cards, and decorate with unique ornaments and trimmings. When we’re looking for inspiration, we turn to the same resources you do: special…