Tag: Mixed Media Collage

Studio Saturdays: Making Mandalas

Mandalas have been around for millennia, and it’s easy to see why this motif, which signifies the cosmos and wholeness, has universal appeal for artists. Mandalas can be imbued with layers of meaning, interpreted in endless colors, shapes, and patterns, and rendered in any medium. Creating a mandala can be an intense spiritual experience or…

The Artist’s Life: How Do You Know When You’re Done?

When I use my intuition to inform my approach to the canvas, it doesn’t always guarantee that I will like the results of a particular work. Many times I sense something not quite right in a work that creates a feeling of dissatisfaction, and I know that it just isn’t done. Other times I finish a…

Announcing the finalists of the Hand-Cut Stencil Reader Challenge

We are happy to announce the finalists in our Hand-Cut Stencil reader challenge. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the following artists: Franca Westaway • Cornwall, England Theresa Mirabile •Pensacola, FL Cynthia Mosca • Bloomington, IN Linda Edkins Wyatt • New York, NY Candy Tutt • Woodland, CA Carol Weissler • Castroville, TX Joanna…

Mixed-media art by Katherine Pippin Pauley | ClothPaperScissors.com

An Entire World of Possibilities in Mixed-Media Art

As 2015 comes rolling to its end, it’s natural that we begin to look back at what we’ve accomplished and ahead to the possibilities awaiting us in 2016. You have a journey that has brought you to this moment and, specifically, to this community where we celebrate mixed-media art. What was 2015 like for you?…

Easter Luminaria

 Constructed from heavy duty watercolor paper textured with layers of acrylic paint. The light openings are cut-outs of chicks and folksy dots, and this has been embellished with free-form machine sewn fabric eggs, hand sewn beads, and decoratively edged corners. I based it on the X-Book design. Opened, it measures 10"w x 3-3/4"h x 3"d. It'll fold…

white Fish

This painting was done on watercolor paper. The background is watercolor with fabric for the tree line. The fish is collage of children's art work that I saved from classes I've had at my studio. I used a black felt tip pen for the details on the fish.

Blue Moon

This is a collage using various materials including found materials, paints, colored pencils, gel pens, etc. I used my own drawings and a poem I wrote. 


This is a mixed media collage painting that I did using acrylic paint and collage papers.

paper charms

Collage on brown tags, embellished with sequins then laminated.

Mail Art Postcards

Some mail art postcards made in response to a request from Patti Digh (author of "Creative is a Verb" and "Four Word Self Help") for some special cards for one of the folks at SKIRT! Publications. Though I was unable to create these cards by the due date, I was still intrigued by the theme…