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Join Beryl Taylor and special guest Pokey Bolton for an up-close look at a variety of fun and easily mastered mixed-media techniques.
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Join Beryl Taylor, author of Mixed-media Explorations, and special guest Pokey Bolton for an up-close look at a variety of mixed-media techniques. Beryl’s artwork may appear intimidating, but when you learn her methods, you’ll discover they’re fun and easily mastered—not daunting whatsoever! Learn how to make “fabric paper” with everyday materials, including napkins and candy wrappers, and embellish it to create decorative, layered artwork. Experiment with stenciling using metallic paints and modeling paste on commercially printed and silk fabrics. Learn tricks and tips, such as Beryl’s strategy for preparing free-motion motifs in a most-efficient manner, and how to transfer a design using your sewing machine. Finally, who said you can’t incorporate metal into your work? Learn to draw on it, color it, punch out shapes, cut it, and then machine stitch it to your fabric. Throughout the DVD, you’ll see samples of Beryl’s artwork, including additional finished pieces at the end.

Table of Contents

Fabric paper

  • Paper
  • Glue
  • Tissue paper
  • Paintbrush or foam brush


  • Napkins
  • Candy wrappers


Stenciling on commercial fabric

  • Fabric
  • Stencils
  • Paint
  • Modeling paste
  • Sequin waste
  • Sequins
  • Beads
  • Hand-stitiching needle
  • Embroidery floss


Free-motion embellishment

  • Hoop
  • Sewing machine with free-motion capabilities
  • Open-toe foot
  • Metallic thread, gold
  • Silk fabric
  • Felt
  • Beads and beading supplies


Free-motion embroidered motifs

  • Same as free-motion embellishment, plus copyright-free design for motif


Soft metal foils

  • Soft metal foil
  • Ballpoint pen or embossing tool
  • Soft surface such as a mouse pad
  • Scissors
  • Coloring agents such as inks and nail polish
  • Gesso
  • Modeling paste


  • Hole punch

·         Sewing machine


SKU: EP1885

Author/Speaker/Editor: Beryl Taylor

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

Berly is amazing Review by Sue

I own her books, seeing her work in print is just amazing.. having this video is priceless, thank you!

(Posted on 1/31/14)

Layer by Layer Review by Helen Hales

Beryl Taylor shows how she creates some of her work step by step with easy to follow instructions which made me think even I can have a go at this and achieve beautiful results. Must go and get my supplies ready to start.

(Posted on 6/8/11)

Layer By Layer Review by Sherry Collier

Awesome Video so through even down to each thing used I Loved IT!!!!! Can"t wait to try it best video yet!

(Posted on 1/15/11)

Fantastic! Review by Gloria Hansen

Beryl creates artwork that is original in concept and beautiful in execution. Her demonstrations are clear, complete, and easy-to-follow.

(Posted on 12/21/10)