Paper Art and Zen Doodle

Paper is one of the most versatile mediums available to mixed media artists, allowing for nearly any technique, material, or design to be used in handmade paper crafts, including paper flowers, handmade cards, 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 Cool Way to Create Animal Doodles

Have you ever tried your hand at doodling on scratch-art paper? In this fun tutorial from our fall 2016 issue of Zen Doodle Workshop magazine, artist and illustrator Dena Ann Adams shows you how to use scratch-art paper to create whimsical animal doodles. She also has a great way to make a quick-and-easy background with watercolor and crayons. Happy doodling! Scratch-Art…

Nature Print Greeting Card Tutorial

Autumn’s beautiful foliage can provide such wonderful art inspiration this time of year. In this project from our September/October 2013 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, artist and printmaker Sharon Gross demonstrates how to make nature print greeting cards using fallen leaves. These cards are fun, easy to create, and each one is totally unique.…

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…

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…

How to Make Paper Cloth Flowers Like a Pro

Fall is just around the corner, and that means it’s prime time to infuse some autumn-themed projects into your mixed-media art. If you’re not sure where to begin, look no further than fall’s beautiful blooms for inspiration. In this tutorial from our September/October 2015 issue, artist Diana Trout shows you how to use muslin and…

A Tutorial for Paper Art Lovers

For those of us who love paper—I mean really love paper—too much is never enough. With that in mind, we’ve put together a fantastic bundle of magazines and a book that are all about—take a deep breath—paper art. The Paper Lover’s Ultimate Collection will keep you in paper heaven for a long time, with projects that…

Studio Saturday: Paper Cutting

Paper cutting has fascinated me for years, but I’ll let you in on a little secret—I’ve been too intimidated to try anything but rudimentary designs. Some of the cut paper art I’ve seen is so intricate that I can’t quite believe a human being made it. I thought it would take countless hours of practice…

Learn how to draw your own tangles and make designs like these.

Zentangle® – There’s No Wrong Way to Do It!

There’s so much to discover in Zentangle® and doodling, and so many wonderful techniques that you can incorporate into your art journal pages, fabric art, collages, and more. Kass Hall gets you started with this tutorial from her book The Zentangle® Untangled Workbook. Best of all, practicing is fun! Grab a pen, some paper, and…

Valentine’s Day Project: Tangle-Inspired Valentine

I am an unapologetic sappy romantic, and I love Valentine’s Day. I’ll use any excuse to let my friends and family know how much they mean to me, and I especially like to show them by giving handmade gifts. This year I made a tangle-inspired Valentine with paper clay, using a tangle design from my sketchbook. I…