Tag: Encaustic

September/October 2017 Issue | Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine

We discovered that encaustic was something our readers were very interested in, so we have dedicated the September/October issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine to encaustic, with plenty of articles and art to educate and inspire. From Editorial Director Jeannine Stein, in the September/October 2017 issue:  A little over a year ago we conducted an online reader survey to find…

Using Stencils with Encaustics

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Altered Book Page Story Card by Cathy Nichols

Art that tells a story is compelling, interesting, and engaging. This guest post from Cathy Nichols, author of Storytelling Art Studio, shows an easy and fun way to create a small artwork that relates your unique story. ~ Jeannine One of my favorite ways to use storytelling in art is to create an altered book…

Kristen Robinson's mixed-media details for collage, assemblage, and more

We were thrilled to have mixed-media artist Kristen Robinson host a webinar recently, "It's All in the Mixed-Media Details." She demonstrated three fantastic techniques for using wax, plaster, fabric, and wire to create beautiful details to use in collage and assemblage. All of these work in tandem with her new set of collage and assemblage…

Book Sculpture Reader Challenge

"Book of Earthly Delight" was cut and carved out of an old tome that I found in the 'free stacks' at the Brookline library. I was thinking about planting real foliage in the book but ended up cutting up the pages and dipping the leaves in encaustic medium and inserting them among the pages. The…

What If This Artist Had Known Better?

I'm a believer of failing hard—so much so, that when I realize it has been a while since I've made a mistake, I start to wonder if I'm going soft, if I haven't experimented enough with this life and my creative outlets. It's not that I intentionally try to err, but it's those moments of…

Meditations From An Encaustic Artist

Grief is a powerful catalyst for creativity. I sometimes wonder if that's why we have the ability to make beautiful things: without art as an outlet for things like grief, where would we be? I used to write poetry, for example, during the tumultuous years of high school. Boy, was I good at it. I…

Explore Encaustics With This Free eBook

I'm happy to share with you Exploring Encaustics: 4 Free Encaustic Art and Painting Techniques, a free, downloadable eBook. Our team has pulled together four articles by some of our favorite encaustics experts for you. Whether you're curious about how to paint with encaustics or you're comfortable with them and simply want some fresh inspiration, you've…

Altering Photos with Transparent Digital Skins

If you’ve ever looked for a way of altering photos by adding color without ruining the photo or obliterating the details, this digital photo art technique is for you. One way of altering photos like this one is to create and paint a transparent skin. In the January/February 2013 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, Patti…