Tag: Handmade Books

Studio Saturday: Travel Journal Pages

The July/August 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine is here, and I could not be more excited. The theme is travel and adventure, and the magazine is packed with ideas for travel journals and travel journal pages, paintings based on maps, watercolor postcards, studios on the go—I want to show it to everyone I meet.…

Studio Saturdays: Storytelling With Art

Storytelling with art is one of the most satisfying aspects of creating. Mixed-media artists reveal their narratives so many different ways–through collage, abstracts, portraits, assemblage, and textile art. I love telling stories through my artwork, and today I’m going to tell you about a great mixed-media storytelling project that you can be part of, starting…

The Elements of Handmade Books

What others throw away, artists see as creative gold. In The Elemental Journal: Composing Artful Expressions From Items Cast Aside, author Tammy Kushnir takes old clothes, twigs, cardboard boxes, and more, and turns them into stunning handmade books that hold thoughts, secrets, desires, and dreams. In this excerpt, learn how to turn plain acrylic sheets into…

Handmade book ideas | Jen Crossley, ClothPaperScissors.com

Three Handmade Book Projects

Enjoy these two online extras from the September/October 2016 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, featuring handmade book ideas from Dea Fischer and Jen Crossley!

Paper art project | Lee Steiner, ClothPaperScissors.com

Make It: Greeting Card Keepsake Book

Birthdays, holidays, just-thinking-of-you-days . . . we give and receive greeting cards throughout the year, and often they’re too meaningful to simply put in the recycling bin. I have some cards that are over a decade old that I’ll likely hold onto forever, such as the congratulatory ones sent when each of my sons was…

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12 Guiding Principles for Your Art Journey | Mixed-Media Art Techniques

Recently I began using some of the mixed-media art techniques that I’ve learned to make miniature accordion books. My latest one included sewing shapes into the front and back covers, and wow, did I learn a lot from this experience! Each stitch taught me something new, but by the time I had tied off the…