Tag: Mixed Media

Tutorial: Mixed-Media Recipe Journal

Food and cooking have inspired artists for centuries, so it’s only fitting that we brought art and food together in the pages of Cloth Paper Scissors! For the November/December 2017 issue we asked four artists to translate their favorite original recipes into mixed media, and also include the stories behind them. We were treated to…

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…

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: Encaustic Art and the Best Day Ever

My first impression of encaustic art was that it was incredibly beautiful, but I wasn’t sure I wanted to start working with wax. Was it really that amazing? The short answer is an emphatic yes, as my colleague and I discovered on a recent field trip to the studio of artist Nancy Tobey, who showed…

Studio Saturday: Selling at Art and Craft Fairs

I’m going to skip the I-can’t-believe-it’s-October-already exasperation and go straight to the reality that the holidays are almost here. If you’re thinking about selling at art and craft fairs, yay! Selling your artwork can be extremely rewarding, and I’ve learned a ton from setting up shop at holiday markets. Today I’d love to share some…

Studio Saturday: Art Challenges

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 Taking part in art challenges is a big trend —really big—and there are so many fun and interesting ones to take part in. A great challenge starts tomorrow:…

Studio Saturday: Studio Inspiration

What’s your favorite way to read Cloth Paper Scissors? From front to back? Featured projects first? Straight to the table of contents? I ask because there’s a fun article in the September/October 2017 issue I don’t want you to miss, especially if you’re a skipper-arounder. In Collage (page 7), artist Cathy Nichols shows off a beautiful…

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…

Studio Saturday: Shrink Plastic Jewelry for Grown-Ups

I say shrink plastic, you say…been there, done that? I’ll bet you haven’t seen shrink plastic turned into this: fun, whimsical, and sophisticated beads that will completely change your mind about what shrink plastic can be. This isn’t kid stuff—it’s shrink plastic for grown-ups. When I was at the Craft and Hobby Association trade show…