Mixed Media

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Behind the Scenes with Abstract Artist Jodi Ohl

Mixed-media, acrylic and abstract artist Jodi Ohl was recently in the Artist’s Network video studios filming four new instructional videos and I was once again amazed at her wealth of art knowledge, and her willingness to share it. This was the third time Jodi visited our studios to share her painting and mixed-media techniques...

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...

Behind the Scenes with Crystal Neubauer

Behind the Scenes with Crystal Neubauer

A few months ago mixed-media collage artist Crystal Neubauer was at our Cincinnati video studio to film four instructional videos for ArtistsNetwork.tv and we thought it would be fun to share some behind the scenes photos of her week here! Here is Crystal on the set for day 1 of filming. I love seeing...

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...