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.

Studio Saturdays: Paper Art

I love making art with paper for one simple reason: Incredible things can come from a plain sheet of copy paper, and that shows the true potential and power of the art, the artist, and the material. If you haven’t seen what’s being done with paper these days, take a spin through Pinterest or Instagram…

Paper art ideas | Helen Hiebert,

Illuminated Paper Art by Helen Hiebert

“I have a particular fondness for the relationship between paper and light,” says Helen Hiebert, “something that began on a trip to Japan over 25 years ago when I saw the traditional shoji screens in the Inn where I stayed in Kyoto.”

Paper art project | Lee Steiner,

Make It: Greeting Card Keepsake Book

Birthdays, holidays, just-thinking-of-you-days . . . we give and receive greeting cards throughout the year, and often they’re too meaningful to simply put in the recycling bin. I have some cards that are over a decade old that I’ll likely hold onto forever, such as the congratulatory ones sent when each of my sons was…

Paper Art: An Insider’s Look at Painting Papers

You’re in for a real treat with the January/February issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, which features mixed-media surface design techniques that involve spray paint, paper art, fabric, encaustics, and much more. In today’s post you’ll get a sneak peek at Diane Salter’s article, “A Sweet Life: using printed papers in collage.” Your inspiration starts now! “I’ve…

How to Create a Background for Torn Paper Animal Portraits | Paper Art Project

Today’s guest writer is Robin Panzer, who contributed the following mixed-media art project for Paper Art magazine (2014). “Paper calls to me,” Robin says, “especially when that paper has been enhanced with beautiful natural fibers and textures. I’ve also always felt a kinship with animals. My husband thinks it’s in part due to my Native American heritage.…