Mixed Media Explorations Blending Paper Fabric and Embellishment to Create Inspired Designs

Beryl Taylor shows you how surprisingly easy and fun it can be to turn fabric, paper, stitch, and embellishment into unique pieces of artwork.
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With a sense of creative abandon, renowned mixed-media artist Beryl Taylor shows you how surprisingly easy and fun it can be to turn fabric, paper, stitch, and embellishment into unique pieces of artwork. Using her own art as examples, Beryl gives step-by-step instructions for making projects like mixed-media artist trading cards, fiber postcards, wall hangings, and books, using the latest mixed-media products and techniques, all the while encouraging readers to follow their own instincts and experiment.

In Creative Explorations you'll learn how to:

  • Apply basic design principles like layering, highlighting motifs, and creating grids to give your art depth and meaning
  • Use five simple embroidery stitches in creative ways to add interest and texture
  • Turn favorite papers into fabrics that can then be stitched or quilted
  • "Age" your art by etching, burning, and tearing
  • Create richness with metallic threads, paint, rubber stamps, and stencils
  • "Embed" fibers and found objects
  • Use everyday items like brown grocery bags, wallpaper scraps, and bleach to create texture
  • Stitch through metal

Most of all, you'll be inspired to follow your heart and explore your own creative talents.

About the Author
Beryl Taylor, originally from Rotherham, England, studied art at the Manchester High School of Art. After discovering creative embroidery she continued her education with the City and Guilds textile and embroidery program and later founded the textile group Threadmill. Beryl now resides in New Jersey where she continues her role as wife, mother, and mixed-media artist.

SKU: 07QM1

Author/Speaker/Editor: Beryl Taylor

Format: Paperback

ISBN 13: 9780976692829

Number Of Pages: 112

Customer Reviews

A feast for the eyes! Review by Diane Wolkoff

First off, I have to say that I adore Beryl Taylor's work, every little thing about it. So this book is like a little slice of heaven for me. Sometimes I just flip through it for the sheer eye candy effect. Along with the beautiful pictures, there are thorough directions for a wide range of techniques from hand stitching, fabric paper, using modeling paste and stencils, and lots more. All in all, a great book for inspiration and techniques both.

(Posted on 1/15/12)