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?

Create a Hand-Lettered Sign for Fall

In the Cloth Paper Scissors October Lettering Lesson Jen Wagner, author of Happy Hand Lettering, shares how she created a hand-lettered sign for fall, using a chalk pen. I love playing with hand lettering, so I couldn’t let this opportunity to try something new pass me by. Bonus: Jen provides a 12-page Lettering Guide in…

Tutorial: Make a Paper-Cut Menu Tent

Planning a party or special gathering? Take your table decor up a notch with a paper-cut menu tent that’s both practical and fashionable. In the step-by-step tutorial below, artist Paige E. Martin shows you how to add extra dimension to a menu tent with easy paper cutouts and collaged papers. Whether you’re creating for a birthday…

Studio Saturday: Encaustic Art and the Best Day Ever

My first impression of encaustic art was that it was incredibly beautiful, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to start working with wax. Was it really that amazing? The short answer is an emphatic yes, as my colleague and I discovered on a recent field trip to the studio of artist Nancy Tobey, who showed…

New Seth Apter Kit in the House!

Have you ever admired another artist’s work and felt so lucky when they shared their techniques? That’s how I feel every time Seth Apter releases a video—it’s like he’s letting us into his secret technique vault. Good news: We have a brand new exclusive Mixed Media Techniques with Seth Apter kit that includes two new…

Become a Confident Artist with Lettering & Art Lessons

Don’t you love getting lost in a mixed-media project, so much that you lose track of time in that zone of happiness? That’s what happens when you dive into our Art Lessons and Lettering Lessons, monthly downloads that offer a deep exploration into a mixed-media technique or hand lettering style. Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced…

The Inktober Challenge is Here!

We’re into the first few days of the Inktober drawing challenge—have you joined yet? This month artists are challenging themselves to create an ink drawing each day, and we’re excited to see what people are creating. Art challenges are a great way to build up a daily creative habit and improve your skills, and this…

10 Ways to Use Your Sewing Machine for Mixed-Media Stitch

Soon after I got married, I purchased a high-quality sewing machine—a splurge at the time. I was getting by on a so-so hand-me-down, and I really, really wanted a good machine. Nothing fancy, but one that would be with me for years if I took good care of it. Little did that machine know what…

How to Create a Mixed-Media Landscape

Doodling. Coloring. Pattern-making. Fabric. We’re about to show you how to combine all of these elements to create one incredible mixed-media landscape! This project from artists Peri-Laine Nilan and Valerie McRae first appeared in our fall 2016 issue of Zen Doodle Workshop magazine. Their piece showcases the vibrant colors of fall in a beautiful autumn…

10 Tips for Working with Encaustic

If you thought encaustic was too difficult, or maybe too time consuming, it’s time to take another look. The September/October 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors has all the information and inspiration you need to get started working with encaustic—and to keep you creating. In this issue you’ll discover that you can make encaustic art,…

Studio Saturday: Art Challenges

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 Taking part in art challenges is a big trend —really big—and there are so many fun and interesting ones to take part in. A great challenge starts tomorrow:…