The Cloth Paper Scissors Book

The Cloth Paper Scissors Book

Techniques and Inspiration for Creating Mixed-media Art

Book - 2011
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"Where paint, paper, fabric, metal, and wax all come to play Uncover the very best articles and projects fromCloth Paper Scissorsmagazine. Editor Barbara Delaney has assembled a gold mine of hands-on inspiration and ideas for mixed-media artists of all types. Explore the exciting worlds of collage, journaling, encaustic, printing, assemblage, and more. Learn how to make interesting surface designs with Beryl Taylor, how to keep a uniquely-you sketchbook with Jane LaFazio, and how to transform a basic photograph into a whimsical wonder with Kelly Nina Perkins. The only rule in this mixed-media guide is that there are no rules. In addition to the tips and techniques, the experts elaborate on their favorite tools and mediums, including paintbrushes, adhesives, papers, waxes, found objects, and more, taking the guesswork out of achieving tricky effects. Perfect for all skill levels,The Cloth Paper Scissors Bookshowcases inspiring projects for both those who are new to the world of mixed media and those who already love mixed media and are looking for exciting new ideas"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: Loveland, Colo. : Interweave Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781596683976
Characteristics: 159 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Delaney, Barbara 1954-
Alternative Title: Cloth, paper, scissors


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Dec 06, 2016

I am a huge fan of the magazine and you can get it here at Library in the online collection. But the book was really disappointing. The author loves steampunk style, which I hate. I would've adapted her projects to my own style except they all required extremely expensive and exotic supplies that would've made each project prohibitively expensive. Art should be attainable to everyone, not left for the elite and this book, quite frankly, is elitist without actually having any attractive art. There are projects using Translucent Liquid Sculpey (TLS) to transfer images to different media, lots of bookmaking and journals, paper houses, stitching in art, gelatin monoprints, and punched metal. They all have the same style, so it gets boring fast. You'd think gelatin monoprints would be inexpensive to make, but no she uses some exotic and expensive materials there too. Very disappointing. I'll be avoiding books by this author in the future. She needs to come back down to earth with the real people.

Nov 20, 2016

Found the articles all too similar to each other. Not enough variety included.

Jul 11, 2014

All the articles are from past editions of Cloth Paper Scissors which is disappointing if you have read them before.

Aug 10, 2012

I really like this book. I'm fond of the magazines of the same name too, but I'd rather buy this book and skip a couple of months of magazines. It's a pretty, enjoyable book with really usable ideas.


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