Tag: Diana Trout

Trend Alert: Add Marbling to Your Art Repertoire

Marbling is a fast-growing trend in mixed media, and a new generation of paints makes it easy to decorate almost any surface with beautiful swirled color. Marbling involves floating paint on the surface of a water bath to create multicolored designs, and then placing items into the paint to embellish them. Marabu’s Easy Marble paints…

Road Test: Marabu Easy Marble

“Paper marbling has always fascinated me, and I love finding old books with boldly marbled end papers. Marbled papers are great stash builders for collage and bookbinding. I’ve experimented with different marbling techniques over the years. Marabu’s Easy Marble got my attention because it provides opaque, bright coverage on many surfaces. Since the color is…

Valentine Cards: Fall in Love with Foiling

Want to add some shimmer to your mixed-media Valentine cards? Try foiling! In this article from our January/February 2016 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, artist Diana Trout shares easy ways to add foil to handmade cards. You can also use these techniques in other mixed-media paper art projects: journal pages, collage—the possibilities are endless. Foiled Again…

How to Make Paper Cloth Flowers Like a Pro

Fall is just around the corner, and that means it’s prime time to infuse some autumn-themed projects into your mixed-media art. If you’re not sure where to begin, look no further than fall’s beautiful blooms for inspiration. In this tutorial from our September/October 2015 issue, artist Diana Trout shows you how to use muslin and…