Mixed-Media Techniques

There’s a mixed-media art technique that’s right for you. Browse these free articles and learn how to make assemblage art, use stencils, create an art journal . . . we cover everything mixed-media! What will you make today?

Your New Obsession: Quilt Art Journal Pages

True confession: I love handmade quilts, but I’m terrible at making them. Likely that’s one reason I was drawn to Cait Sherwood’s stunning quilt-inspired art journal pages, featured in the May/June issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. Talk about having your cake and eating it too—this very cool mixed-media technique combines painting, drawing, and creating quilt…

10 Great Tips for Beginning Hand Lettering

Lettering is such a huge trend in mixed-media art, and artists continue to flock to an array of techniques and projects. Maybe you’re curious. Maybe you’ve tried hand lettering but didn’t like the results, or were frustrated by poor instruction. Good thing we caught up with you, because we have something that’s perfect for beginning…

Wave Your Flag, Mixed-Media Style

Mixed-media artists rarely follow a formulaic approach to making art. Give us a tutorial, and we’ll add our own special touches until the finished piece is uniquely ours. That’s what Sue Pelletier did when she attended a paint bar with friends. Instead of painting the Statue of Liberty with the class, she painted a flag; then…

Free June Downloads and a Mini Book Tutorial

Welcome to another installment of our free monthly downloads. We have something truly spectacular for you for June: a mini book! Included in the download is a cover and three inside pages, and all can easily be printed with designs on both sides to create your own special book. Most of the designs are from…

8 Great Mixed-Media Summer Projects

Now that the warm weather is here I’ve drawn up a list of mixed-media summer projects that I can’t wait to get started on. Throughout winter and early spring all I could think about was being outside and using the environment as inspiration, or for raw materials. I’d love to share some ideas with you,…

Achieve Your Bookbinding Goals with this Kit!

Every few weeks or so I get an itch to make a handmade book, and this time my efforts are being fueled by something really special: our new Bookbinding Collection that you can’t get anywhere else. Book lovers, take note: This exclusive set includes videos, a Lineco Bookbinding Tool Kit, and a downloadable eBook, Making Books…

Nature Prints: An Easy Monoprinting Tutorial

Monoprinting is a great way to create unique artwork. In this tutorial from our July/August 2008 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, artist Cathy Taylor shows you how to create artful nature prints using easy monoprinting techniques. You can frame your finished nature prints, or use them in art journals, handmade books, collages, and other…

Where You Gonna Go? Stashbusters!

Looking for new ideas and techniques to use up some of your mixed-media supplies (and buy more)? Our Stashbusters Sale has you covered! However you like to learn, you’re sure to find what you need. Looking to spread my wings a bit and try something new and exciting, I decided to take another look at…

Sewing Paper is Your New Favorite Technique

Any excuse I can find for adding stitching to a mixed-media project, you know I’m all over it. When I saw Danielle Donaldson’s method of sewing paper to create Inspiration Blocks, I was really all over it. Her technique, featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, is such an eye-opener that…

How to Make Fabric Accordion Books

We love looking through back issues of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and rediscovering favorite projects and techniques. Take, for example, Laura Cater-Woods’ dimensional handmade books from our March/April 2007 issue. These accordion-style books combine screen-printed fabric and photos with stitching, embellishments, and more mixed-media goodness—and the result is absolutely incredible. Follow Laura’s tutorial below to learn…