Tools & Resources

The Perfect Mother’s Day Art Project

There is no better way to honor the mothers in your life than with a gift of art. This Mother’s Day art project works a few different ways: You can make a beautiful work of art for your favorite mother, make the project with your favorite mother, or give a special creative mother in your…

5 Reasons Why You Should Share Your Art

The greatest tool artists have at their disposal is a camera. Cameras—especially on smart phones—allow you to share your art with the world, making it possible for someone to fawn over your latest art journal spread while sitting in a café in Malta. But could your artwork and your expertise have an even bigger reach?…

Road Test: Experimenting with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse

Nuvo Embellishment Mousse is quite versatile. This acrylic, paste-like shimmery product with pigmented mica powder is water soluble and permanent when dry. It mixes with ink, acrylic paint, and even watercolor paint, as well as acrylic mediums. The consistency is thick and ultra creamy. This mousse has little to no odor, and mixes quickly and…

Make These Polymer Clay Ornaments!

‘Tis the season for all things holiday, including decorations. If you love unique ornaments, especially ones that are personalized, I have such a great project for you! I just finished making painted polymer clay ornaments that are featured in the November/December 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors, and they’re so fantastic—luminous and textured and gorgeous.…

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…