Tag: Paper Art

Steampunk Corset: Fashioning a Dress with Paper

“Dress forms come in all shapes and sizes, and can be adorned with cloth, paper, and myriad other fantastic materials. I enjoy embellishing forms using paper, vintage book spines, burlap and other textiles. My passion, though, is for the process of manipulating old papers so they look vintage. Essentially, I am a dressmaker without bolts…

The Perfect Project for Your Paper Stash

Do you have a stack of gel plate prints or decorative papers just waiting to be incorporated into the perfect art project? This is that perfect project! In this tutorial from our July/August 2014 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine, Jodi Ohl shows you how to use your paper stash to create fantastic collage ornaments.…

Trending Now: Make Paper Flowers!

Big, bold, beautiful blooms are a huge trend right now, and not just in mixed-media art. You’ll also spot them in fashion, accessories, fabric, home décor, and tableware. Even if you’re not a trend follower it’s difficult to ignore the vibrant color combinations and captivating shapes that flowers offer. Bring that appeal into your studio…

Paper Flowers: Make a Blooming Rosebud Topiary

Paper flowers are such fun to create, and there are so many different types and variations you can make! In this tutorial from our I {Heart} Paper special issue, designer Tracy Houser shows you how to create a beautiful blooming paper rosebud topiary. This elegant work of paper art makes the perfect centerpiece for a…

Printable Ephemera Pockets and More for May!

I’m so excited about this month’s printable ephemera downloads, in a geeked-out, paper and ephemera fangirl way. We’ve taken some incredible vintage ephemera and photos and turned them into two pockets, a mini file folder, and a tag. A little cutting, folding, and gluing, and you have some great new embellishments to incorporate into your…

Paper Flowers 101: How to Make Hydrangeas

Spring is in the air, and flowers are blooming everywhere—including in our artwork. There are plenty of fun ways to incorporate floral designs in mixed-media art. You can paint flowers, you can stitch flowers…you can even use clever paper art techniques to create beautiful 3-D paper flowers. In this tutorial from our I {Heart} Paper special…

How to Make Fun Paper Flower Frames

Looking for a handmade gift to create? You can never go wrong with a photo frame! These paper flower frames designed by Beth Watson first appeared in our I {Heart} Paper special issue. Follow Beth’s tutorial below to make a frame, insert a special photograph, and—voila!—you have the perfect artful and heartfelt gift for Mother’s Day, a…

How to Make Mixed-Media Infinity Cards

I recently rediscovered the charm of little paper flexagons, known in the cardmaking world as never-ending or infinity cards. I find it fascinating to unfold each page, revealing the card maker’s vision beneath, until I magically end up back where I started. Infinity cards also make an ideal mixed-media substrate. I use them to make…

Tutorial: Make These Paper Flower Anemones

When we went to the Creativation 2018 show earlier this year, paper flowers were one of the big trends we saw on display. Big paper flowers were blooming practically everywhere we looked! In this tutorial from our Paper Art special issue, Jenny Jafek-Jones shows you how to create pretty paper flower anemones. These easy paper flowers are…

Paper Hearts: A Step-by-Step Tutorial

We love incorporating heart designs into our art—not only on Valentine’s Day, but any day of the year. This 3-D paper hearts project designed by Jenn Mason was featured on the cover of our special issue, Paper Art. It’s a beautiful piece of art you can give to a loved one or display in a…