Tag: Mixed Media Art Techniques

Drawing Exercises Every Artist Needs!

We’re starting 2018 with an issue of Cloth Paper Scissors that asks you to challenge yourself. Now, I know that’s not always easy—that’s why it’s called a challenge. But I think if you try some of these projects, you’ll see aspects of your mixed-media art practice change for the better. One of the projects features…

Make These Polymer Clay Ornaments!

‘Tis the season for all things holiday, including decorations. If you love unique ornaments, especially ones that are personalized, I have such a great project for you! I just finished making painted polymer clay ornaments that are featured in the November/December 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, and they’re so fantastic—luminous and textured and gorgeous.…

Tutorial: Paper Clay Holiday Tags

Studio Saturday is on a short break. Please enjoy this previously published blog post from our sister site, Artist’s Network! ~ Jeannine I used to think paper clay was something that only 8-year-olds played with because “real” clay required serious supplies, like glazes and a kiln. Guilty as charged. What turned my head around was…

Mixed-Media Best Sellers & the Art They Inspired!

Best sellers are best sellers for a reason—they make people happy! Our best-selling magazines, videos, and lesson downloads have brought you joy because they’re filled with outstanding mixed-media projects and great techniques that give you amazing results. You’re a better and more confident artist because of them. Come with me and see what best sellers you…

Small Art and Big Results

Creating small art pieces is rewarding for so many reasons: you get instant gratification, it’s easy and enjoyable to work in a series, you tend not to overthink a piece, and there are tons of ways to use and display these charming artworks. I was inspired to go small after discovering Single Fare 4, a…

Get Smart About Encaustic Art

If you haven’t hopped on the encaustic art wagon yet, it’s time. I’ve been in love with the look of encaustic forever, but just recently created my first piece, and now I’m hooked for life. Encaustic is a unique art form that offers enormous creative opportunities for mixed-media artists. Think about this: Almost every aspect…

Pumpkin Printing: Recycle Fall Decor

Fall is definitely my favorite season, and I’m crazy about autumn décor that includes pumpkins—especially those miniature pumpkins. But after they’ve sat out for a couple of weeks looking cute, the poor things usually get tossed in the trash. This year, give them one more shot at glory by doing some pumpkin printing. That’s right—turn…

Studio Saturday: Layering Stencils

Studio Saturday is taking a short break this week. Please enjoy this post, portions of which were previously published on our sister site, Artist’s Network! ~ Jeannine I love layering stencils to create mixed-media art—there’s something about the look that always makes me linger over it. When I first saw art journal pages that featured…

Studio Saturday: Stitching Art Journal Pages

If you’ve never tried stitching art journal pages before, today is the day! Stitching is a wonderfully creative technique for art journals, and in the hands of one artist that technique is taken to a whole new level. When I first saw Brooke Albrecht’s stitched journal pages I fell in love with her unique folk…

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…