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

In the new and easy-to-download Mixed Media Explorations eBook, 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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Explore your mixed media creativity with the easy-to-download Mixed Media Explorations eBook!

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 Mixed Media 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. Discover a new world of mixed media with the Mixed Media Explorations eBook!

Table of Contents
Dedication and Acknowledgements

Chapter 1: The Beginnings
The Early Years
Getting Started
Materials and Tools

Chapter 2: Experimenting
Bleaching Paper
Bleaching Velvet
Working with Shiva Paintstiks
Stitching on Hot Water-Soluble Fabric
Working with Model Magic
Working with Water-Soluble Paper
Embedding and Sandwiching
Working with Pellon Interfacing
Etching into Velvet
Ultra-Thick Embossing Enamel on Fabric
Tyvek Paper
Stitching Metal
Friendly Plastic
Foiled Brown Paper
Wallpaper and Wallpaper with Plaster of Paris
Fabric Paper
Six Classic Hand Stitches

Chapter 3: Elements of Design
Design Tips and Tricks
A Closer Look
Practicing with Small Projects
-Greeting Cards

Chapter 4: Fiber Art
Mounting, Hanging, and Framing
Three Projects
-Bird Hanging
-Angel Hanging
-Heart Quilt

Chapter 5: Books and Bindings
Book Vocabulary
Styles and Bindings
-Accordion Style
-Single-Page Style
-Traditional Style
Book Project
-Checkerboard Book
Book Sculptures

About the Author
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: EP4011

Author/Speaker/Editor: Beryl Taylor

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596689541