Tag: Mixed Media Art Techniques

Hand Painted Papers: Stash Building

The other day I was looking for some hand painted papers for a collage project, and was dismayed that my stash was down to next to nothing. Every once in a while it’s a good idea to create a collection of decorated papers; they’re an essential part of your mixed-media art supplies. Nothing comes close…

Daily Hand Lettering Tips

Studio Saturday is on a short break. Please enjoy this blog post, portions of which were previously published on our sister site, ArtistsNetwork.com! ~ Jeannine I am a reformed hand letterer. My ill-fated attempts at calligraphy made me fear and dread hand lettering to the point of being terrified at having to address an envelope.…

Diving Into Mixed-Media Abstracts

My fear of the blank page is trumped by my fear of the hot mess stage of artwork. In fact, not wanting to deal with that stage at all is sometimes what prevents me from trying a new technique, especially one that incorporates painting. But I decided to face that fear after reading Jodi Ohl’s…

6 Mixed-Media Techniques to Keep You in the Creative Mode

Cloth Paper Scissors had all the bases covered again in 2017: painting, collage, journaling, book making, jewelry, and more. A plethora of artists shared their ideas, experiences, and techniques in essays, artwork, and how-to articles. It was a year of discovery and creative adventure. This 2017 Collection has every issue, in its entirety. Just think…

New Techniques for Abstract Florals

I’ve always been one to trust my gut, and it’s never let me down. When I first saw Laly Mille’s dreamy, layered artwork, I knew it was something special, and I knew readers of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine would like it too. When we were putting together the March/April 2018 issue, with mixed-media abstracts as…

How to Find Creative Moments

Sometimes big things happen in little moments: smelling a fragrant rose, seeing the last rays of a vibrant sunset, drinking a perfect cup of coffee. Creative moments can be like that, too. Carrie Bloomston writes about these ordinary yet special moments in her column “The Spark” in the March/April 2018 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors…

Making Handmade Books with Meaning

I always thought it was ironic that, as a writer and editor, I had trouble filling the handmade books I created. Finished books would sit idly on a shelf, with no purpose to their lives. I think that’s why I immediately fell in love with Rachel Hazell’s handmade books—they’re beautiful and interesting to look at,…

4 Ideas for Starting an Art Journal Page

Studio Saturday is on a short break. Please enjoy this blog post, portions of which were previously published on our sister site,  ArtistsNetwork! ~ Jeannine We can all agree that when it comes to art journaling, we loathe the blank page, yes? Starting an art journal page with a few ideas ready to go is…

5 Mixed-Media Techniques You’ll Learn (and Love!) from Dina Wakley

Dina Wakley, our featured artist this month, shares a multitude of tips and techniques for creating expressive mixed-media art. Her videos and books are chockfull of ideas and inspiration. Whether you’re new to mixed-media art or have enjoyed it for ages, you’ll find plenty of interesting and inspiring nuggets from Dina. Here are a few…

Tutorial: Recycled Envelope Journal

Studio Saturday is on a short break. Please enjoy this blog post, portions of which were previously published on our sister site, ArtistsNetwork! ~ Jeannine As mixed-media artists, we don’t take a cookie cutter approach to creating art—we always make it our own. In that spirit, I was inspired by Seth Apter’s Inspiration Journal featured…