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Cloth Paper Scissors

Cloth Paper Scissors May - June 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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musings

from the editor The first time I saw ordinary table salt dropped into still-wet watercolor to create “blooms” in the paint, I was amazed that something so commonplace could result in such a beautiful effect. I never tire of discovering how seemingly mundane things can astonish us—if we keep our eyes and minds open. I love that a rusty washer can leave a lovely red-brown print on fabric, that plain gelatin can turn into a monoprinting plate, and that things bound for the trash can reappear as a stunning assemblage. This issue is all about making the ordinary extraordinary. Mixed-media artists are inventive when it comes to formulating techniques with new supplies, but sometimes it’s fun to go back to the basics to see what tricks they can do. Performing a little…

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creativation report

Rejoice, mixed-media artists, lots of great new stuff is coming your way: vibrant paints and color mediums, dimensional texture pastes, fun journals you’ll want to play in, and more. Manufacturers showed off their latest and greatest products earlier this year at the 2017 Creativation show in Phoenix, Arizona, hosted by the Association For Creative Industries (formerly the Craft & Hobby Association), and Cloth Paper Scissors was there for an up-close look. A few trends to note: Paints, inks, and texture mediums are better than ever, in every sense— they’re easier to use, deliver fantastic results, and work on a variety of surfaces. PlaidR Enterprises’ FolkArtR Color Shift™ water-based paints contain metallic pigments that change as the light does, and work on wood, stretched canvas, metal, and more. Prima Marketing Inc.’s Art…

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now read this

Make Peace With Your Mind How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Your Inner Critic By Mark Coleman New World Library, 2016 256 pp. | Paperback | $15.95 Review by Jeannine Stein Our inner critic can make the pursuit of a creative life difficult. Get to the root of that negative voice with Make Peace With Your Mind, which seeks to identify and quiet the inner critic through mindfulness. Coleman’s writing style and anecdotes provide a safe place to be introspective. Mixed-media artists might even want to use the Practice portions of each chapter as prompts for art journal pages. Creative Revolution Personal Transformation Through Brave Intutitive Painting By Flora Bowley Quarry Books, 2016 128 pp. | Paperback | $24.99 Review by Jeannine Stein This follow-up to Bowley’s book Brave Intuitive Painting takes a holistic approach to creativity. Chapters are divided into…

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nathalie kalbach

Mixed-media artist Nathalie Kalbach may have given up larger studio space when she moved from Germany to Jersey City, New Jersey, but there are some upsides to downsizing: She has an incredible view of the Manhattan skyline from her deck, and she’s become a master at creative organization. In her home studio, a decent-sized closet holds most of her art supplies and tools, and a multi-drawer, woodtopped cabinet serves as her worktable. A treasured vintage letterpress cabinet, brought from Germany, stores stamps, stencils, and found objects in its long, wide drawers; industrial wood and metal bins sit on top. Her own colorful, layered artwork decorates the walls. “I need to see and find my art supplies in order to use them, so everything needs to be reachable right away,” says Kalbach, who…

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this just in

Michelle Ward’s new rubber stamp designs were inspired by everyday items: detailed manhole covers, sewer grates, tax stamps, and playing cards. The Grid Iron collection of unmounted stamps can be used alone or together, and they fit a standard manila tag. $32.00 | greenpepperpress.com Jane Davenport’s line of colorful mixed-media products for American Crafts™ is sure to add a spark to your artwork. Exclusively at Michaels stores, signature items include rub-ons, stamps, washi tape, palette watercolors, collage papers, acrylic paints, mediums, and more. $3.99–$39.99 | janedavenport.com It’s never too late to start a planner, especially when that planner can double as an art journal. The Dylusions Creative Dyary from Ranger features weekly agenda pages, plus gorgeous Dylusions backgrounds designed by Dyan Reaveley. Add colorful embellishments with Creative Dyary Tape, Stick-Its, and more. $4.99 (Tape) –$17.99…

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specialty adhesives

Having the perfect adhesive can make the difference between a good collage, assemblage, art journal, or handmade book, and a great one. Glues used in mixed media are specifically formulated to make sure papers, embellishments, and fabrics stay put on a variety of surfaces. Try these products on your next project. Glue DotsR Glue SquaresR work like a tape runner; press the nose to a substrate and pull to release a neat line of 3⁄16" adhesive squares. These tiny squares offer a super-strong permanent bond that holds dimensional embellishments with ease. Removable glue squares are also available. Therm O Web’s iCraftR Deco Foil™ Adhesive Pen offers creative freedom when working with colorful transfer foils. Use the pen for hand lettering or drawing designs freehand, or with stencils on paper or cardstock. Apply…