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Cloth Paper Scissors

Cloth Paper Scissors May - June 2018

Cloth Paper Scissors is where mixed media artists come to play! Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced artist, every issue brings you innovative techniques; detailed photos and step-by-step instructions for unique projects from talented artists; and the inspiration and support for developing your own creative voice.

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from the editor

Confession: I was terrified to start my first art journal years ago. I wasn’t sure what to put in it, what purpose it would serve, or even how to begin. But I needed a different type of creative outlet, and I loved the work I’d seen in various artists’ journals. The idea of having a place where I could try techniques and ideas made me push through the uncertainty, and I now consider art journaling one of the best parts of my creative practice. Art journaling is a huge part of mixed-media art, probably because journals can be anything, serve any purpose, and there are zero rules. Doesn’t that sound great? Journal pages can be ugly, flowery, neat, unkempt, minimalistic, filled with text, or wordless. They can stay private or be…

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the path to mixed media

We all share a love of mixed-media art, although different paths have taken us here. Often a connection with an art form happens when we try a certain technique, or even use an art supply. Curious about what sparked your interest, we posed this question on our Cloth Paper Scissors Facebook Page: What technique or medium got you started in mixed media? You may recognize yourself in some of the responses, but others may surprise you! • Victorian memorial photography and vignettes. Also, being the artifact collections manager at a museum, dealing with wonderful cultural and historical objects all day, every day! – Robin • Adding textile stitches to my journal pages. [It] exploded from there into so many techniques and mediums. – Agnes • My art started with acrylic paint. As for…

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what’s new?

Thought you knew everything you needed for hand lettering? Think again. Artful Alphabets: 55 Inspiring Hand Lettering Techniques and Ideas leads readers on a lettering journey chock-full of information for creating new designs. Joanne says, “If you can write, you can draw awesome letters,” and she gives you everything you need to succeed. Colorful art fills the pages, and 55 lettering styles offer tons of creative options. Be inspired by clever designs, such as Nested Letters, Floating Feathers, NYC Checkered Cab, Textured Text, Firecrackers, Building Blocks and Baubles, Postage Stamps, and many more. It’s all about creating letters that reflect your personal style. shop.clothpaperscissors.com…

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now read this

Bold & Beautiful Paper Flowers More Than 50 Easy Paper Blooms and Gorgeous Arrangements You Can Make At Home By Chantal Larocque|Review by Katrina Ávila Munichiello Page Street Publishing Co., 2017|Paperback|$19.99 What could be better than flowers that require no care and last forever? With Chantal Larocque’s Bold & Beautiful Paper Flowers you can create just those kinds of blooms. Using simple household items as tools, Larocque walks readers through the creation of more than two dozen flower types, including luscious pink roses, delicate gardenias and paperwhites, and sunny marigolds. Full of eye-popping color, this book’s large photos, templates, and clear instructions make getting started a breeze. Once you’ve made a few blooms, you’ll be ready to try your hand at the book’s unique arrangements, party supplies, and home décor projects. The Art Of…

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this just in

Create your own green space with this Stamp Garden set of rubber stamps and ink pads from Princeton Architectural Press, designed by UK-based illustrator and author Coralie Bickford-Smith. Made to work together to create innumerable designs, the set includes leaves, stems, blooms, and a bee. $24.95|papress.com Ranger, Dyan Reaveley, and Dina Wakley have teamed up with Gel Press® for a new line of Gel Printing Plates that come in a variety of sizes and shapes. The collection also includes Gel Plate Conditioner, Brayers, Marking Tools, Texture Combs, and more. $4.99–$39.00|rangerink.com Faber-Castell®’s new mixed-media supplies include their popular Gelatos® in a Translucents set that can be layered, and a Marbling Art for Beginners set that includes Soft Pastels, a PITT® artist pen, gold rub-on stickers, glitter, tags, and more. Gelatos: $24.95; Marbling Kit: $12.95|fabercastell.com Moonlight Duo Tint…

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ali manning

Ali Manning’s studio is all about the big picture—and well-planned details. The big picture is where her workspace is located: Western Avenue Studios in Lowell, Massachusetts, a five-acre artist complex that includes three brick mill buildings converted into work and live/work lofts. The details are what this book artist brings to her space that make it unique and inviting: a vintage suitcase, old type drawers, an antique book press, and her beautiful handmade books on display. Manning creates her books and teaches book art classes here, and finds the building itself inspiring, including the old staircases, large loading doors, and even the stained floors. “But the main benefit,” she adds, “is the inspiration I receive from my interactions with other artists and their work. I’ve made some wonderful friendships with the…