Now that summer is here, flowers are everywhere—even in my studio. Not real ones, but the mixed-media variety, made with vintage papers, watercolor, spray inks, ink blocks, and wire. After seeing the work of the finalists of our mixed-media flower reader challenge in the May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, I was inspired to create these…
Darlene Olivia McElroy tells us that she wants viewers “to be first pulled into the visuals of the art, and then wonder how it was done.” Take a look at her mixed-media art and I think you’ll agree that the images give you reason to pause, to think, to wonder.
Rogene Manas, author of “Artful Paper Clay,” offers a free template and inspiration for handmade ornaments that you can paint, hang, and give!
Just in time for Halloween! Enjoy a free article by Denise White on how to make art dolls, also known as softies!
Mixed media is a process of constant experimentation and discovery. Here are a few tips, tools, and techniques for your creative explorations.
It’s common for us to feature mixed-media techniques for watercolor, acrylic, fabric, markers, and the like, but it’s not very often that paper clay makes the list. That’s changing today, because Rogene Mañas has just come out with an inspiring book that teaches you how to sculpt and paint paper clay, a medium that she…
Tina Gilmore, whose mixed-media assemblage was featured in Cloth Paper Scissors, used art to channel a stressful time into something positive; see Ology for Beginners (here) to understand how, and be inspired.
Today we welcome mixed-media artist Cat Kerr, who shares a step-by-step lesson on making a three-dimensional art project featuring a pretty bird!
Celebrate “Sew-a-Softie Day” with this fabric art idea for softies and stuffies!
After learning about a common laundry room item that Rae Missigman uses for her colorful mixed-media art, I have yet another way to multi-task!