Tag: Collage

Make the Ultimate Nature Art Project

Summer may be officially over, but where I am the warm weather is lingering. Hikes, walks, beach trips—these are all fodder and inspiration for my artwork, so I’m making the most of every minute spent outside while the balminess lasts. Recently I decided to see how many ways I could incorporate nature art into one…

Create a Stylish Mixed-Media Collage with Words

Have you been bitten by the collage paper bug yet? Susan Black has, and her bold and unique artwork is sure to inspire you. In this article from our September/October 2012 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, Susan shows you how to create a stylish mixed-media collage by combining typography with pattern and paper, then…

Make a Vibrant Botanical Collage

Artist Susan Black makes wonderfully vibrant collages inspired by flowers and floral motifs—and in this article, she’ll show you how to create your own. Susan starts with coffee-stained watercolor paper, then layers simple geometric shapes cut from tissue paper with bits of ephemera, doodle-style drawing, and mark making. Ready to get started? Follow Susan’s instructions for…

Free July Downloads: Seth Apter’s Collage Elements

We have something truly special for you today—free downloadable collage elements from our Artist of the Month, Seth Apter! Seth has provided some incredible collage elements for you to use in your artwork, and these images are perfect for art journal pages, collage, cards, tags, and books. All you have to do is download them,…

From Simple to Simply Divine: Turn Cardboard into Artful Shrines

“I have always loved things that have the ability to be transformed from something simple into a piece of artwork. I find these items lend themselves to the awakening of so many creative ideas. In this age of recycling challenges, I find it quite appealing to create these lovely shrines from discarded cardboard and packing…

Who’s Up for an Art Supply Challenge?

I had one of those days recently when I walked into my studio and thought, I need to shake things up with an art supply challenge. The same materials were showing up in my artwork again and again, and I was neglecting some that I was too tired/busy/lazy to haul out and work with. No…

Seth Apter’s 5 Principles of Collage

Seth Apter is the Cloth Paper Scissors Artist of the Month for July, and he’s here today to share some of his top tips for making a collage. Be sure to also check back later this month for our exclusive free July downloads, featuring artwork designed by Seth! I love collage. It is accessible, enjoyable, and just…

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,…

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…

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…