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Cloth Paper Scissors

Cloth Paper Scissors July - August 2017

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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United States
言語:
English
出版社:
Interweave Press, LLC - Magazine
刊行頻度:
Back issues only
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from the editor

The first time I sketched in public, I was terrified. I thought people would scrutinize my artwork and judge it harshly, and I’d want to look for the nearest trash can to dump my sketchbook. While that may seem irrational, I’ve discovered I’m not alone. Taking your art on the road can be intimidating for a number of reasons. What are the best supplies to pack? What should materials be packed in? How do you set up on location? How do you capture your surroundings? Wonder no more. This issue is all about artful adventures, and discovering the joys of travel journaling, creating on-the-go, and learning how to do it all successfully. There’s nothing better for energizing your creativity than visiting new places, being inspired by architecture, landscapes, and people, and translating…

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you can take it with you!

Deciding what art supplies to take on a trip can be confounding. Pan water colors or artist’s crayons? Glue stick or gel medium? Before you start sorting and packing for your adventures, see how these well-traveled mixed-media artists pare down their stuff for the road. “When I travel for fun, the first thing on the top of my tool list is my 35mm camera. I also take a handmade journal/booklet, which I prepare with found papers. The real trip journal will be made when I am back home. I take a fine-tip marker, rubbing crayons, and paper to capture interesting surfaces; a glue stick; a small set of watercolor pencils; and a manila envelope to collect ephemera, all stored in a small clear pouch.” —Dorit Elisha “When preparing a travel art bag, I’m…

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now read this

The Handmade Life A Companion to Modern Crafting By Ramona Barry and Rebecca Johnson | Review by Jeannine Stein Thames & Hudson, 2016 | 408 pp. | Hardcover | $40.00 This hefty volume is part inspiration, part instruction, and part resource for a wide variety of fiber, stitch, surface, paper, jewelry, and clay techniques. Each chapter is divided into categories such as embroidery, books, paper, and leather, and each of those is subdivided into Design Notes, Tools, Techniques, a beginner-level project, and Contemporary Artists. It's the last category that sets this book apart—the work featured from artists around the world truly pushes the boundaries of what can be done with something as basic as fabric and thread. Cut and Fold Paper Textures Techniques for Surface Design By Paul Jackson | Review by Jeannine Stein…

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jacqueline newbold’s studio-on-the-go

When planning a vacation, I look forward to the new and interesting things I’ll be able to paint in my art journal. Part of the fun is preparing a small, lightweight painting kit—my traveling studio. I bring several sizes of journals and decorate the covers by gluing small paintings to them, adding a layer of gel medium for protection. I often prepare some of my journal pages with white or black gesso. This adds variety and gives me textured surfaces to which I’ll add colorful layers of watercolor, items that I accumulate along my journey, and journaling and sketches. The most essential item in my studio-on-the-go is my watercolor palette. I collect palettes, and frequently make my own from small tins, gluing magnets to the bottoms of watercolor half pans and…

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this just in

The new Rebekah Meier Designs line of mixed-media products for Therm O Web has everything an artist needs to create with abandon: Mixed Media Art Paper, Art Tape, Adhesive Sheets, Foam Sheets, Medium, and Transfer Foils. Use alone or together for every type of project. $5.99–$9.99 | thermowebonline.com Plaid®’s expanded line of FolkArt® acrylic paints includes Color Shift™ Metallic Paint, with a lustrous finish that changes in different light; Brushed Metal™ Acrylic Paint that dries to a matte finish; and Pickling Wash™, offering soft, transparent color on most porous surfaces. $3.49–$8.99 | plaidonline.com Get started making handmade books with this convenient kit from Lineco® that has essential tools for binding. Included are heavy and light-duty awls, a bone folder, glue brush, bookbinding needles, linen thread, beeswax, and even instructions for making a hole-punching cradle. $37.96…

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a look at. . . molding materials

Molds offer countless simple ways to customize your mixed-media artwork. Use ready-made silicone molds with a variety of mediums and materials, such as paper clay, modeling paste, and resin, to create textures and embellishments. Or, cast found items in easy-to-use molding material to make truly unique pieces. Add a touch of the classics to your artwork with these Iron Orchid Designs Vintage Art Décor Moulds from Prima® Marketing Inc. (top). Perfect for a number of mediums, the castings can be covered with patina and gilding for a true Victorian look, or made vintage-modern with eye-popping color combinations like neon pink and black. The two-part putty in the Alumilite Amazing Mold Putty kit (above, left) allows you to create molds from almost anything: jewelry findings, hardware, buttons, shells, and twigs. Simply mix equal…