Congratulations to the winners of our Mixed-Media Hand Lettering reader challenge! The artists are: Marianne Rizzo • Oak Brook, IL Isabel Norwood • Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Carrie Love • Hilliard, OH Dawn Vollaro • Staten Island, NY Elizabeth Mayberry • Middletown, CT Penny Bennington Reader challenges are announced in each issue of Cloth Paper Scissors…
Art journaling is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of mixed-media art. In a journal you can play, try new techniques and materials, draw and do lettering, collage to your heart’s content—and you can keep everything private, or show it off to the world. Whether you’re a beginner or have been journaling for…
Have you considered converting hand lettering to a digital vector? Here’s why you should give it a try, and how.
Knowing your personal archetypes can inform the decisions you make, from big-picture subjects like careers to fun stress relievers such as art journaling.
When an Emory University colleague asked artist and Emory library conservator Julie Newton if she could use oh, several thousand obsolete library catalog cards, Newton’s eyes lit up.
Dina Wakley’s drawn faces are something to strive for, and in this free lesson, she demonstrates how to draw lips for your next mixed-media art portrait.
Many techniques can be learned and applied to art journaling, such as using watercolor to create a background wash or using colors to form patterns on the page. I recently learned that there are five details you can always fall back on as a brilliant way to enhance your art.
Emily Cromwell shares an awesome tip for lettering (mark making) from her newest Cloth Paper Scissors Lettering Lesson.
Assemblage art is a fantastic way to tell a story in three dimensions. I love working in my art journal and on canvases, but assemblage gives me an opportunity to go beyond paper and paint and use repurposed and created objects to build a little world in which I can get lost. I constructed this…
Crayons aren’t the only medium that can be used for coloring! Colored pencil techniques are perfect for taking coloring pages to a higher level of mark making.