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.

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Embroidered "Home" Wall Hanging Template by Melissa Davison

Use this template to create Melissa Davison’s embroidered “Home” wall hanging. Check out her full article with step-by-step instructions to create a “Home” wall hanging in Zen Doodle Workshop Summer 2015: bit.ly/ZenDoodleWorkshop ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Cloth Paper Scissors web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely…

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A Stitching Primer by Melissa Davison

Learn basic stitching with these instructions by Melissa Davison. Check out her full article with step-by-step instructions to create a “Home” wall hanging in Zen Doodle Workshop Summer 2015: bit.ly/ZenDoodleWorkshop ***The free download link is below for logged-in users. To access Cloth Paper Scissors web extras, bonus patterns, tips, techniques, and more—all absolutely FREE—please register…

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Announcing the finalist for our Doodle Jewelry reader challenge

Thank you to everyone who took part in our Doodle Jewelry reader challenge.  We would like those listed below to send their Jewelry to us for consideration for publication in the September/October 2015 issue. Your artwork must arrive in our Sudbury office by June 12. Fernanda Gueded • Brazil Virginia Everett • Norfolk, VA Harmony Eisenhuth •…

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Metals for Mixed Media by a "Fabricationista"

I am an art school graduate, educated as a metalsmith via the “academic track” rather than the “hobbyist track” and have spent countless off-the-clock hours pursuing my passion for making 3D objects. Professionally, I’ve worked in many media, and was formally trained as a visual artist; earning my salary for many years as an award-winning…

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Embellish a Scarf in 7 Easy Steps | Wearable Art

The May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors is all about creating mixed-media wearable art that fits your style. According to Editorial Director Jeannine Stein, mixed-media wearables are “something artists don’t always think about when they’re knee-deep in art journals, painstakingly piecing together an assemblage, or strategizing a collage design.” She goes on to say, “But why shouldn’t…

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Finding Inspiration: Vintage Jewelry Design

The evolution of a jewelry artist emerges over time and with experience. Inspired by all things artistic and creative, as a young art student beginning at the age of five, and in the many years to follow, I discovered the art of jewelry design. As I continued to explore the craft of making my own…

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Mica, Tintypes, and Torches, Oh My!

Earlier this week, mixed-media artist Jen Cushman shared her tips for making chalk paint and using resin in mixed-media art. Because that post was so popular, I wanted to touch base with Jen again and talk about two of her newest DVDs, which include projects for making a stamped metal and mica pendant and an upcycled silverware hook. In…