Fabric Art

If you love the textures of fabric and fiber art, then look no further! Learn tips and techniques for making textile art, be inspired by fabric collage art, and more.

How to Make Zendoodle Fabric Beads with Kristal Wick

Do you wish you could do more with your Zendoodles? Kristal Wick has a great idea—make them into fabric beads! Kristal is our guest blogger today, and she shares her top five tips for creating beautiful Zendoodle fabric beads. Kristal also has a fantastic downloadable course available from Interweave: Fabulous Zendoodle Fabric Beads, where you’ll…

A Beginner’s Guide to Quilling Jewelry

A revolution has been happening in paper quilling. Designs made from rolled paper strips are becoming more sophisticated, inspiring people to try this beautiful form of paper art. At the forefront of this movement is Ann Martin, author of The Art of Quilling Paper Jewelry: Techniques & Projects for Metallic Earrings & Pendants from Interweave. Ann…

A Fabric Collage with Texture

We have an exciting new Art Lesson out, and this one’s a little different—it interprets our theme of Texture Adventures with fabric collage. Deborah Boschert is the artist who wrote Tiny Textured Treasures, and it will get you thinking about texture in a whole new way. Deborah’s well known for her beautiful textile collages, and…

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…

Day of the Dead Necklace Tutorial

Día de Los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a day that celebrates deceased friends and family members through prayers, remembrances, and shrines decorated in their honor. Our September/October 2014 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine featured a number of projects inspired by the festive holiday, including this textured metal sugar skull necklace designed by artist…

Studio Saturday: Shrink Plastic Jewelry for Grown-Ups

I say shrink plastic, you say…been there, done that? I’ll bet you haven’t seen shrink plastic turned into this: fun, whimsical, and sophisticated beads that will completely change your mind about what shrink plastic can be. This isn’t kid stuff—it’s shrink plastic for grown-ups. When I was at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show…

Make the Perfect ‘Game of Thrones’ Accessory

Still reeling from Sunday’s “Game of Thrones” finale? Wondering how you’re going to wait for the season 8 premiere? Well, my mixed-media friends, I have the perfect project for you. These dragon egg beads designed by Rachel Stewart were first featured in our September/October 2016 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors — and they’re perfect for any…

Studio Saturdays: Metal Patina

I love feeling like a creative scientist in my studio. Trying new image transfer techniques, making sun prints, experimenting with different dyeing methods—the processes are so satisfying. Creating metal patina ranks high on my alchemy list, and that’s why I love the Jewelry Box column in the May/June 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors—it’s all…

Make Waves with Leather and Metal By Melissa Cable

Technique Tuesday: Make Waves with this Leather and Metal Bracelet

Leather has been popping up in mixed-media jewelry everywhere, from wrap bracelets to custom jewelry. This leather bracelet was inspired by a particular product, a stretch jewelry cord called Fashion Stretch from Beadsmith®. Combine this wondrous chord with supple leather and voila, a wave effect you will absolutely love. This technique might not be one…

Studio Saturdays: Layered Fabric

Fabric has always been an essential element in my mixed-media work, and when I discover a new technique that includes it, I’m over the moon. Betz White’s layered fabric pillow in the March/April 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine has so much depth and detail that I had to make a date with my…