Tag: Art Journal

Jane Davenport’s Tips for Creating Art On the Go

Want to try creating art in a public place, but feeling a bit nervous about it? Have no fear—just follow Jane Davenport’s expert advice from the July/August 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. She has helpful tips and tricks to help you prepare for your outing, pick a destination, find a muse, and so much…

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…

Who Wants to Start an Art Journal?

I’d like to give a special shout out today to all the fantastic art journal newbies out there. This blog post is for everyone of course, but especially for those of you who have hesitated opening up an art journal and just starting. Today we’re going to create an art journal spread, and you are…

A Study in Patterns with Gina Lee Kim

Every artist has their own approach to starting a new art journal. Gina Lee Kim has a somewhat unconventional method; she likes to start at the back of the book, with a few pages dedicated to pattern studies. In this article from our May/June 2014 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, Gina shares her process…

The Intuitive Art Process of Cait Sherwood

Today I have a special treat for you: a little up close and personal time with mixed-media artist Cait Sherwood, who’s featured in the new May/June 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. I was instantly captivated by Cait’s work when I saw it on Instagram. Her style, aesthetic, palette, and techniques all spoke to me, and…

10 Art Journaling Supplies You Need in Your Life

A common misconception about art journaling is that you need a ton of supplies to get started. You don’t—you can use whatever you have on hand. But trying new art journaling supplies is a reason for getting up in the morning, so I thought I’d tell you about a few special materials that will add…

Embracing Imperfection in Your Artwork

An artist’s journal is a place where secrets are spilled, mistakes can be made, new techniques are explored, and beauty is revealed. In my own creative journey I have found that my journal is one of the most powerful tools in my growth as an artist. There was a time when a new journal with…

It’s an Art Journal Jam in our May/June Issue!

I can’t wait to tell you about our new May/June 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, which features incredible art journal projects, plus a lot more. But before I get to those, I have a confession to make, and maybe you can relate. I was terrified to start my first art journal years ago.…

How to Turn an Art Journal Page into a Pillow

There are lots of ways to incorporate your artwork into your home decor, but here’s an idea you may not have thought of before: turn one of your art journal pages into a pillow! Kim Dellow shows you how in this project from our May/June 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. Go through your…

Make a Deck of Art Cards

Spring is a great time for a studio recharge, and one of my favorite tasks is creating a deck of art cards. This is one of those projects that you can take in a million different directions, and I’ll give you some fun ideas for different types of decks. Today we’ll make a deck of…