All posts by Jeannine Stein

Free July Downloads: Seth Apter’s Collage Elements

We have something truly special for you today—free downloadable collage elements from our Artist of the Month, Seth Apter! Seth has provided some incredible collage elements for you to use in your artwork, and these images are perfect for art journal pages, collage, cards, tags, and books. All you have to do is download them,…

5 Fabric Scrap Projects to Shrink Your Stash

I’ve confessed before about my overflowing paper stash, but I haven’t been as candid about my fabric hoarding. Let’s just say that collection is quite healthy, too, with a scrap pile that’s getting out of control. Determined to whittle it down, I came up with a few quick fabric scrap projects that have made a…

Who’s Up for an Art Supply Challenge?

I had one of those days recently when I walked into my studio and thought, I need to shake things up with an art supply challenge. The same materials were showing up in my artwork again and again, and I was neglecting some that I was too tired/busy/lazy to haul out and work with. No…

Get 11 Bookbinding Projects in One Download!

Have you been bitten by the bookbinding bug yet? Bookbinding projects are so fun and gratifying, and they’ll keep you enthralled. In my role as Chief Enabler at Cloth Paper Scissors, I can’t wait to tell you about our brand new eBook, Making Books Cover to Cover. This downloadable resource has 11 projects specially curated…

Your New Obsession: Quilt Art Journal Pages

True confession: I love handmade quilts, but I’m terrible at making them. Likely that’s one reason I was drawn to Cait Sherwood’s stunning quilt-inspired art journal pages, featured in the May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. Talk about having your cake and eating it too—this very cool mixed-media technique combines painting, drawing, and creating quilt…

10 Great Tips for Beginning Hand Lettering

Lettering is such a huge trend in mixed-media art, and artists continue to flock to an array of techniques and projects. Maybe you’re curious. Maybe you’ve tried hand lettering but didn’t like the results, or were frustrated by poor instruction. Good thing we caught up with you, because we have something that’s perfect for beginning…

Free June Downloads and a Mini Book Tutorial

Welcome to another installment of our free monthly downloads. We have something truly spectacular for you for June: a mini book! Included in the download is a cover and three inside pages, and all can easily be printed with designs on both sides to create your own special book. Most of the designs are from…

8 Great Mixed-Media Summer Projects

Now that the warm weather is here I’ve drawn up a list of mixed-media summer projects that I can’t wait to get started on. Throughout winter and early spring all I could think about was being outside and using the environment as inspiration, or for raw materials. I’d love to share some ideas with you,…

Achieve Your Bookbinding Goals with this Kit!

Every few weeks or so I get an itch to make a handmade book, and this time my efforts are being fueled by something really special: our new Bookbinding Collection that you can’t get anywhere else. Book lovers, take note: This exclusive set includes videos, a Lineco Bookbinding Tool Kit, and a downloadable eBook, Making Books…

Sewing Paper is Your New Favorite Technique

Any excuse I can find for adding stitching to a mixed-media project, you know I’m all over it. When I saw Danielle Donaldson’s method of sewing paper to create Inspiration Blocks, I was really all over it. Her technique, featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, is such an eye-opener that…