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Due to the Corona virus, the Surface Design workshop has been postponed until this summer. The new date for it will be announced when the Art House re-opens.


I'll be teaching this one-day workshop on March 14, 2020 at the Art House! Learn to design your own unique papers and other materials for collage, card making, scrap booking, journal making etc. I supply all the materials. All you need to bring is a sack lunch and a beverage. Hours are 10-4; fee is $90 per person. Register online at or call 678-543-5777. Act now! Seating is limited!

Saturday, August 27, 2016

An Inspirational Gold Mine for Mixed Media Artists

We all know there are zillions of online resources for mixed media artists. Inspiration and an endless supply of new techniques are just a click away. One of these resources is Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine, which offers a mind boggling wealth of online information for artists engaged in every imaginable form of mixed media. And these wonderful tutorials, tips and step by steps are free and accessible to all.

This magazine is one that I can't live without!
I love Cloth Paper Scissors. It's my favorite magazine. I save every single hard copy issue, referring back to them time and again. So when I discovered its vast treasure trove of free information available online, it was like stumbling upon a box filled with 24 karat gold nuggets!

Here's just one example of the hundreds of goodies you'll encounter: on the magazine's Studio Saturdays blog, I came across an exercise from noted artist and author Seth Apter. Aimed at enabling us to work more spontaneously and more loosely, it's an ingenious way to get the ball rolling that I can't wait to try.

Apter offers a step by step guide to having a blast with a deck of playing cards, gesso and paint that oh, BTW, from the looks of it, results in some very cool backgrounds! Check it out for yourself here, then be sure to explore the rest of this fascinating site. But I must warn you, there's so much great material to delve into, a thorough exploration could take days!

©2016 Lynn Edwards

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Lynn! Can't wait to try Seth Apter's Card Play!