Mixed-Media Supplies

Learn how to use a variety of tools and mixed-media supplies in your artwork, including brayers, stamps, stencils, gel mediums, colored pencils, alcohol inks, transfers–the list goes on and on!

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…

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…

The One Word That Can Describe Polymer Clay

We asked, and you answered! The question was “Do you use polymer clay, and if so, what do you love about it?” One thing that came up time and again was its versatility. Even I was inspired by some of the responses. Our readers suggested: foiling it, embossing it, creating image transfers with it, using…

Distress Spray Stains and Jane Davenport's Case of "Rainbowitis"

This week my latest Art Lesson in the Supply Stash Series is released. Number 11 is devoted to Distress Stains, inks, and markers. My goal for these Art Lessons is to stretch the boundaries of artist materials and show you different ways to use these mixed-media art supplies, so I concentrated on the free-wheeling nature…

Bookbinding supplies | Paige Martin, ClothPaperScissors.com

Essential Bookbinding Tools for Beginners and Beyond

When you have the right tools, you can create just about anything. That fact applies to mixed-media art techniques such as bookbinding as much as just about anything else. Paige Martin, featured in the DVD Stitch This Book: Long, link, and Coptic Binding for Beginners and Beyond, discusses basic tools needed for making books in…