Tomorrow is October 1st, the kickoff to Inktober, a month when artists challenge themselves to create an ink drawing every day. Are you in? I hope so—I look forward to this event every year. I always encourage artists to take part in Inktober if they can, since it’s a great opportunity to take your creativity…
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…
Have fun with mark making when you learn how to use a dip pen to add patterns and visual texture to your mixed-media art!
When I saw some amazing mandala patterns that were used as pumpkin designs on Pinterest, I knew this year was going to be a hand-decorated Halloween!
Seth Apter shares a step-by-step mixed-media art exercise to help you learn how to work intuitively.
Emily Cromwell shares an awesome tip for lettering (mark making) from her newest Cloth Paper Scissors Lettering Lesson.
Crayons aren’t the only medium that can be used for coloring! Colored pencil techniques are perfect for taking coloring pages to a higher level of mark making.
When I saw Rae Missigman’s latest Art Lesson, Nature’s Stamps, my mind immediately went to using tall grass somehow in a mixed-media art project.
One of the latest resolution trends is to pick a word or phrase at the beginning of the New Year to guide your actions and intentions for the year. I’ve reinforced my guiding word by creating a doodled version of my word or phrase that can be framed or sit on my desk in a…
This lettering technique focuses on drawing pictorial illustrations to fill letters, rather than filling in letters with repetitive patterns.