Tag: Mixed Media Art Techniques

Technique Tuesdays: Gel-Plate Printing

Gel-plate printing has taken the mixed-media world by storm. Ready-made silicone plates make it incredibly easy to create monoprints with paint, stencils, stamps, and more. A little practice is all it takes to become a pro at printing on gel plates, which can also be made from scratch. Use the following techniques to add unique touches to your…

working with color

Technique Tuesdays: Working With Color

Working with color is what makes our art exciting, what gives it a mood, an energy, and a feeling. We may have our favorite palettes, but when we shake it up a bit and try something new, breakthroughs happen. It’s like seeing the world with new eyes. Exploring color is something artists naturally love to…

Studio Saturdays: Mixed-Media Weaving

One of the hottest trends in the mixed-media world might surprise you—it’s weaving. At the recent Association for Creative Industries show (formerly the Craft & Hobby Association), I saw all types of new small, easy-to-use looms that can be used with a variety of fun and funky materials. If you’ve never tried weaving, or haven’t…

Trend Alert: Mixed-Media Home Decor

If your home and studio need a little sprucing up this spring, pick up the March/April 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and get inspired. I’m so excited about this issue, because it’s all about creating mixed-media home decor, using the techniques and skills you love to create beautiful items for your home. Think…

Art books for the holidays

Art Books for the Holidays: Can’t-Miss Gifts

There may be no better gift for an artist than art books that feature the latest and greatest techniques. Since artists thrive on getting inspired by new ideas, a book lets the recipient know that you don’t just believe in their talent, you also support their creative pursuits—and that says a lot. Trust me. With that in…

Holiday Sweepstakes: Therm O Web

Today is day five of the Cloth Paper Scissors Holiday Sweepstakes, and we’re giving away some incredible prizes! Sign up today through through November 23rd for a chance to win books, art supplies, gift certificates to your favorite companies, and more. On the Cloth Paper Scissors blog we’re also featuring quick projects that feature some of…