Tag: Mixed Media Art Techniques

Studio Saturday: Making a Color Journal

I started keeping a color journal a few years ago to record favorite colors and palettes. Little did I know how profoundly it would influence and inform my artwork, and change the way I perceive color and the world around me. No matter what type of mixed-media art you love, color is a powerful key…

Studio Saturday: Metal Embossing

Studio Saturday is taking a short break this week. Please enjoy this previously published blog post from our sister site, Artist’s Network! ~ Jeannine No doubt you use metal in your mixed-media art—we all love a rusty key in a collage—but have you worked that metal? Today’s Studio Saturday is all about metal embossing, which is…

Get Creative with Double Tack Mounting Film

Looking for a unique way to add texture to your artwork? Try double-sided adhesive. In our “A Look At” column in our May/June 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, artist Darlene Olivia McElroy demonstrates the effects you can get using Grafix® Double Tack® Mounting Film with foiling, microbeads and more. Check out Darlene’s techniques below and get inspired. A…

Studio Saturday: Nature Art

I’m hanging onto these last weeks of summer with every ounce of strength, as fall is almost here. Hikes, walks, beach trips—these are all fodder and inspiration for my artwork, so I’m making the most of every minute spent outside. Recently I decided to see how many ways I could incorporate nature art into one…

Studio Saturday: Succeed with Art Warm-Ups

Thank you for joining me for another weekend in the studio! I have to admit—this week I’ve been feeling a little short on energy, and in need of a creative boost. When that happens, I have a tried-and-true series of art warm-ups that are easy, enjoyable, and they don’t even have to be done in…

Studio Saturday: How to Transform an Art Journal Page

I think I should create a book just for my regrettable art journal pages. You know the ones—you start out with such good intentions, and then it goes horribly, miserably, wrong. If you’re wondering how to transform an art journal page you don’t like, I have a solution that is enjoyable, rewarding, and really works. The…

Studio Saturday: Travel Art Inspiration

Traveling may be one of the most fun ways to get creatively inspired. But you don’t have to go far to find travel art inspiration—I went to my local art museum and saw an Henri Matisse exhibit that filled my head with tons of ideas. A few days later I created a collage, and I can’t…

Studio Saturdays: Testing New Art Supplies

I’ve been neglecting my art journal lately, so I figured it was time to get back to it. What better excuse than wanting to play with some new art supplies? In the Collage section of the May/June 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, I reveal the fun new mixed-media materials I discovered at the…

Studio Saturdays: Stamp Carving

Studio Saturdays is on a short break. Please enjoy this previously published blog post from our sister site, Artist’s Network! ~ Jeannine I have so many rubber stamps that I could stack them together with mortar and build a good-size house. Way before I discovered mixed-media art I was stamping cards and envelopes, using stamps…

Art Techniques Inspired by Life

Artists love to express their interests and experiences in their artwork. Vacation photos, textures from nature, even a walk around the block in your neighborhood can inspire an artful adventure. Given the right tools, just about any experience can translate into art. Nathalie Kalbach’s Artful Adventures Collection has everything you need to start the fun:…