Mixed Media Art, Techniques, Collage & Artists

Have fun experimenting and combining various materials for original mixed media art! Discover a wide range of mixed media styles and techniques, from fun and quirky looks to the more sophisticated.

Technique Tuesdays: 10 Tips for Hand Lettering

Hand lettering is more popular than ever, and there is no limit to the styles that can be created or the ways it can be incorporated in artwork. Use it in your journal, letter a special card or gift tag, or add hand lettering to a painting or collage to add something special and...

Studio Saturdays: Hand Lettering Every Day

I am a reformed hand letterer. My ill-fated attempts at calligraphy made me to fear and dread hand lettering to the point of being terrified at having to address an envelope. But when I realized that so many artists were bailing on traditional calligraphy and embracing a style that was their own—quirky, funky, and most...

Technique Tuesdays: Handmade Holiday Gifts

With the holidays in full swing, no doubt you’re thinking about what to get those special people on your list. If you’re like me, you love making those gifts special. And by special I mean artful. And by artful I mean I made them. Now, it’s perfectly fine to give someone a piece of...

Recycled journal

Studio Saturdays: Recycled Journal

I am constantly amazed at how you, the readers of Cloth Paper Scissors, interpret the projects that appear in each issue. No one takes a cookie cutter approach to creating mixed-media art—you always make it your own. In that same spirit, for today’s Studio Saturday I created a recycled journal, based on Seth Apter’s...

Artful doodling

Technique Tuesdays: 10 Tips for Artful Doodling

Now that artful doodling has claimed its place, we can fully celebrate the incredible techniques artists incorporate to create their swirls, flourishes, patterns, and marks. Want to take your own skills even further? That’s as simple as following some of the inventive and easy ideas from doodle artists who have discovered unique ways to...

Studio Saturdays: Art Journal Backgrounds

We can all agree that when it comes to art journaling, we loathe the blank page, yes? Prepping art journal backgrounds offers inspiration on days when you want to work on something, but your muse is off getting a latte. Yet I often find that prepping a page by just putting something down it isn’t enough. It doesn’t compel...

printmaking techniques

Technique Tuesdays: 10 Printmaking Techniques to Try Now

No doubt you’ve done some form of printing, but it’s probably time to mix things up and try some new printmaking techniques. With just a few supplies, a little time, and a daring spirit, you can add excitement to your artwork by forging new creative paths. Printmaking plays nicely with so many forms of mixed...

Technique Tuesdays: Mixed-Media Stitch

Stitching adds something special to mixed-media art. Whether done by hand or machine, it can be used for mark making, to create patterns and designs, and to add texture and a pop of color. Even if you’ve never picked up needle and thread or operated sewing machine, it’s not difficult to learn. A simple...