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?

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…

Nature Prints: An Easy Monoprinting Tutorial

Monoprinting is a great way to create unique artwork. In this tutorial from our July/August 2008 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, artist Cathy Taylor shows you how to create artful nature prints using easy monoprinting techniques. You can frame your finished nature prints, or use them in art journals, handmade books, collages, and other…

Where You Gonna Go? Stashbusters!

Looking for new ideas and techniques to use up some of your mixed-media supplies (and buy more)? Our Stashbusters Sale has you covered! However you like to learn, you’re sure to find what you need. Looking to spread my wings a bit and try something new and exciting, I decided to take another look at…

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…

How to Make Fabric Accordion Books

We love looking through back issues of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and rediscovering favorite projects and techniques. Take, for example, Laura Cater-Woods’ dimensional handmade books from our March/April 2007 issue. These accordion-style books combine screen-printed fabric and photos with stitching, embellishments, and more mixed-media goodness—and the result is absolutely incredible. Follow Laura’s tutorial below to learn…

10 Mixed-Media Books Every Artist Needs

Summer is the perfect time to bring your collection of mixed-media books up to date. Having a comprehensive library of projects and techniques means never being without the resources and inspiration you need to try something new, refine your style, and stay motivated to create every day. The following are our 10 picks for great…

Who Wants to Start an Art Journal?

I’d like to give a special shout out today to all the fantastic art journal newbies out there. This blog post is for everyone of course, but especially for those of you who have hesitated opening up an art journal and just starting. Today we’re going to create an art journal spread, and you are…

Grow a Garden Collage with Chris Cozen

“An ingenious mind is never too old to learn.” ~ Mary Granville Delany I love reading about artists and their lives. Upon the recommendation of a good friend who is also an artist, I picked up The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock, and spent a few wonderful hours discovering an artist most of us have…

Create Jewelry and More with Polymer Clay!

I love the versatility of polymer clay. If you blend the right colors in the right ways, clay can “be” wood, leather, gemstones, paper, pebbles, glass, fabric, and more. Clay can mimic supplies that aren’t always readily available or suitable for art and jewelry, like flowers, leaves, and wings. Polymer clay provides a lightweight substitute…

5 Tips for Finding Your Creative Voice

“To draw, you must close your eyes and sing.” – Pablo Picasso Everyone has a unique creative voice because no two lives, and no two stories are the same. In my books, videos, and recent Create Your Own Oracle Deck e-course, I have made it a priority to help students tap into their own singular…