Mixed-Media Techniques

There’s a mixed-media art technique that’s right for you. Browse these free articles and learn how to make assemblage art, use stencils, create an art journal . . . we cover everything mixed-media! What will you make today?

Playful Hand Lettering with Joanne Sharpe

Since I wrote my first book, The Art of Whimsical Lettering, readers and hand letterers have been looking for complete alphabet samplers. What better way to showcase 55 lettering styles than to combine them in one book! My new book, Artful Alphabets: 55 Inspiring Hand Lettering Techniques and Ideas, offers fun, creative possibilities for making words…

Paper Flowers: Make a Blooming Rosebud Topiary

Paper flowers are such fun to create, and there are so many different types and variations you can make! In this tutorial from our I {Heart} Paper special issue, designer Tracy Houser shows you how to create a beautiful blooming paper rosebud topiary. This elegant work of paper art makes the perfect centerpiece for a…

Printable Ephemera Pockets and More for May!

I’m so excited about this month’s printable ephemera downloads, in a geeked-out, paper and ephemera fangirl way. We’ve taken some incredible vintage ephemera and photos and turned them into two pockets, a mini file folder, and a tag. A little cutting, folding, and gluing, and you have some great new embellishments to incorporate into your…

Quick Project: Stitched Postcards

Studio Saturdays is taking a short break. Please enjoy this previously published blog post! ~ Jeannine Adding stitching to your mixed-media art doesn’t require a sewing machine, a ton of supplies, or expert sewing skills. It doesn’t even require fabric. I used simple embroidery techniques to make stitched postcards, and I love the effect—every time…

Create Collage Letters with this Hand-Lettering Technique

Cloth Paper Scissors’ Lettering Lessons feature a variety of lettering techniques, using all kinds of pens, markers, paints, and more. The new Lettering Lesson from Mandy Russell has you delving into your paper stash for this special hand-lettering technique. Lettering is one of my favorite things to do, so here I go again. This technique takes hand…

A Study in Patterns with Gina Lee Kim

Every artist has their own approach to starting a new art journal. Gina Lee Kim has a somewhat unconventional method; she likes to start at the back of the book, with a few pages dedicated to pattern studies. In this article from our May/June 2014 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, Gina shares her process…

A New Twist on Collage Backgrounds

When it comes to mixed-media art, I’m a wee bit obsessed with layers. Paint and texture layers, collage backgrounds, 3-D cut paper effects—they all make me happy. When I started reading the new Art Lesson Volume 16: Field Notes by Dena Ann Adams, I knew I had to explore Dena’s collage background technique that kicks…

Tutorial: Make a Spring Collage

It’s finally spring in New England, and after an extremely long winter, seeing buds on the trees and the forsythia blooming seems like a miracle. I love celebrating the seasons and nature in my artwork, and this year I have even more incentive: the Roxanne Evans Stout Springtime Collage Collection. This exclusive bundle includes two…

How to Create Doodled Clay Jewelry

Want to combine your love of doodling and jewelry making? Kari McKnight Holbrook has a fun way to do that! Follow her tutorial for creating doodled polymer clay jewelry; this project also appears in our summer 2015 issue of Zen Doodle Workshop. Doodled Clay Jewelry by Kari McKnight Holbrook I’m an artist who really enjoys getting…

Get Inspired by the Ultimate Lettering Collection

Hand lettering is one of my very favorite things to do, and I know I am not alone in that. I am always looking for new ideas and new materials and techniques to enhance what I already know and do. This Ultimate Lettering Collection has everything you need from some of our favorite artists. Joanne…