The Cloth Paper Scissors Book

The Cloth Paper Scissors Book

Techniques and Inspiration for Creating Mixed-media Art

Book - 2011
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"This collection of the very best techniques-focused articles from the first six years of Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine includes unusual and classic methods for making mixed-media art, along with projects, tips and tricks, resources, and more"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Loveland, Colo. : Interweave Press, 2011
ISBN: 9781596683976
159668397X
Branch Call Number: 702.81 C646 2011
Characteristics: 159 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Delaney, Barbara 1954-
Alternative Title: Cloth, paper, scissors

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chriscoleman
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.

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teresastieben
Nov 20, 2016

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

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lyla8
Jul 11, 2014

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

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Cheshiretabby
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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