Tag: Mixed Media Materials

May/June 2016 Issue

Our Cloth Paper Scissors contributors love tools as much as we do and they have some great projects and ideas for you in the May/June 2016 issue!

Tips for Painting on 3 Different Surfaces for Mixed-Media Art

To help you prepare for the mixed-media art projects you have in mind for the holidays (to give to a loved one, sell to a patron, or use as decor), I’d like to share with you Kimberly Santiago’s tips for painting on glass, metal, and plastic, as she advises in her book Mixed Media Handbook: Exploring Materials and Techniques, which is both practical and inspirational.

How to Develop Your Mixed Media Artistic Intuition

Because so many of you love to look at and/or draw whimsical faces, we’ve offered tips and techniques for creating them in this blog. Today, I thought it would be helpful to focus not only on the end result, but also on the path of inspiration. And who better to provide that inspiration than mixed-media…

Printmaking Techniques: Why You Should Use a Brayer

In the following post about printmaking techniques by Cate Prato, you’ll learn why you should be “all about that brayer.” A rubber brayer like this one is good for inking stamps,” Cate says. “Create custom stamps by spreading modeling paste through a stencil. Then spread paint on the stamp with a brayer.” Art by Carolyn…

What’s the Best Surface for Your Mixed-Media Art?

This is a great time for beginners to take up mixed-media art. Never have there been so many avenues available to learn techniques and explore new art materials. Artists are continually breaking new ground. Thank goodness for resources such as Kimberly Santiago’s Mixed Media Handbook. This book is the perfect guide for beginners, and it’s…

Kristen Robinson's mixed-media details for collage, assemblage, and more

We were thrilled to have mixed-media artist Kristen Robinson host a webinar recently, "It's All in the Mixed-Media Details." She demonstrated three fantastic techniques for using wax, plaster, fabric, and wire to create beautiful details to use in collage and assemblage. All of these work in tandem with her new set of collage and assemblage…

How to Collage, Paint, and Draw: Live webinar with Sue Pelletier

Sue Pelletier believes everyone is an artist, and she wrote a book to prove it. Sue's new book, Collage Paint Draw, will show you how to use images you love in your artwork, and how to make that artwork stand out with color, texture, and harmony. Sue's also going to be featured in a live…