Tag: Art Journal

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…

Bookbinding Tutorial: The Romantic Art Journal

In the last Studio Saturday project we made an abstract floral art journal spread inspired by Laly Mille’s article “A Secret Rose Garden” in the March/April 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. I promised I’d show you how to make the book I was working in, and here it is! This romantic art journal…

7 Tips for Mindful Art Journaling

Mindful art journaling goes beyond the creative act of putting paint, pen, or collage to paper. This increasingly popular practice involves being aware of and expressing your mood, thoughts, and surroundings, as you create artwork in a safe place—a journal. Artists have long used art journals as a refuge, a place where they can express…

4 Ideas for Starting an Art Journal Page

Studio Saturday is on a short break. Please enjoy this blog post, portions of which were previously published on our sister site,  ArtistsNetwork! ~ Jeannine We can all agree that when it comes to art journaling, we loathe the blank page, yes? Starting an art journal page with a few ideas ready to go is…