The journey continues in this sequel to the bestselling book, Fabric Art Collage-40+ Mixed Media Techniques
In this follow-up to her bestselling first book, Rebekah inspires you even more to stretch the boundaries of fabrics, papers, and fibers. Learn how to combine techniques like resists and image transfers with unique surfaces, embellishments, and found objects to create dimensional works of art. Transform everyday materials such as batting and foil into something even more extraordinary than you ever dreamed was possible!
• Explore more than 60 new surface-design techniques with 7 richly layered projects
• Learn the basics of working with paints and other mediums on creative surfaces
• Mixed-media artists at any skill level will find something fresh and fascinating to try
Review By: Ronnie Hunter, Ronni Hunter Creative Troupe - March 9, 2012
More Fabric Art Collage by Rebekah Meier is a treasure trove of techniques that will appeal to any mixed media artist. Many of the techniques presented in this book have been around for a while but the author does an excellent job of explaining the techniques in simple terms that will make it easy for any artist to get started. She does not address the problems that can arise from some of the techniques, such as getting fusible adhesive on your rubber stamps when embossing Fast2Fuse, or completely disintegrating your tyvek when ironing it! The techniques are presented in such a way to help you get started and to inspire ideas, but they are not in depth examinations of the process. The author suggests several ways to upcycle items found in your home or art studio, such as paper towels, aluminum foil, dryer sheets, soda cans, waxed paper and scraps left over from other art projects. With these ideas nothing goes to waste although you risk finding yourself wanting to save every last scrap that you might otherwise throw out! The author covers a really nice array of substrates/foundations, texturing mediums, and other art supplies such as transfer paper, and Rigid Wrap, and Mul-tex. There are numerous ideas in this book for using lots of techniques together in one cohesive piece of art which will appeal to all the technique junkies in the mixed media art world! All in all this is a very inspiring book and would be an excellent resource for an art group looking to work on a book study. The artwork shown in this book is a bit more sophisticated than that show in her previous book and is very inspiring. Rebekah Meier uses these techniques to create artwork that is layered, interesting and feminine. This is a book to return to again and again for ideas and inspiration.
Review By: Annie Couture, Creative Troupe - March 19, 2012
When I first came across “Fabric Art Collage” I was immediately excited and couldn't wait to dig in. The art work in the book is amazing and the organization and set up of the information given in the book is just awesome. This is an excellent book for all Mixed Media artists, from beginner to advanced. Rebekah Meier explains in great detail all of the tools and products you need to do this type of art, from what they are to how to use them. From beginning to end every chapter explains the techniques for creating such things as base materials, embellishments, and assembling all of your layers with pictures and easy to follow step by step instructions. She also includes a list of resources so the reader can easily find the tools and products used in the book. The techniques shared in this book are versatile and can be applied in other types of art. If you are interested in Mixed Media art, I strongly suggest that you buy this book.
Review By: Lisa Hobbs, - April 25, 2012
This will inspire me to offer more mediums for the inquisitive children to extend their tactile experiences..Seeing your daughter enjoying her experience has inspired me to offer material/fabric collages to my young charges
Review By: Judy Bowers, - May 1, 2012
‘More Fabric Art Collage’ by Rebekah Meier is a wonderful book for all mixed media artists and fabric painters and stampers, and quilters, and anyone who enjoys paper or fabric! More Fabric Art Collage contains so many techniques that you have to read the book to learn them all. And the supplies that you can use to make amazing art are so numerous!
If you ever need a how-to book on methods of changing fabrics and paper, this is the book to read! I know that I will be going back to read about the techniques and projects for a long time. And, if you ever want to see how products are used in art, this is the reference you will need. Meier shows how to use thermofax screens, stamping, painting fabric, batting, fabric fusible, clay, Lutradur, different types of mediums, batiking, Transfer Artist Paper (TAP) and so much more. Along with all of this information, More Fabric Art Collage contains projects for some of these techniques, and also discusses fabric postcards and artist trading cards. I am so glad to have this book. There will be no need to purchase other how-to collage and technique books. More Fabric Art Collage is a mainstay of my instructional books!
Review By: Miki Wila, Creative Troupe - May 10, 2012
More Fabric Art Collage by Rebekah Meier is a jam packed overview of the art of paper and fabric collage. From Chapter 1 – Tools and Supplies to the gallery at the end, Meier provides rich photographs of projects that showcase what can be done with cotton fabric, quilt batting, dryer sheets, tea bag paper, paper towels, crinoline, and silk. She also explains how to incorporate non-woven fabrics like Lutradur, Tyvek fabric, and Spunbound in creating art pieces. Tools and techniques are described well enough to help the new collage artist begin to explore options they may have overlooked before. Meier gives good basic directions for small projects with most of these supplies throughout the book. Her directions for using quilt batting as a basis for creating a tapestry with surface stitching, colored pencils, paint, and three dimensional embellishments caught my eye. While this is not an in-depth look at all the pros and cons of using any of the described tools and supplies, I appreciated finding this beautifully illustrated book with so much basic information on the subject of creating fabric art collages.
Review By: Sue Bleiweiss, Creative Troupe - June 10, 2012
Review Title: a treasure trove of techniques and inspirationBook Review: In this follow up to her first book author Rebekah Meier covers more than 60 surface design techniques for fabric as well as some non traditional surfaces including Lutradur, Tyveck, Peltex, Bruckran, Transfer Artist Paper, Wallpaper, metal fabric, quilt batting and many more. The book opens with an brief overview of tools and supplies and then dives right into the techniques. The two first chapters of the book cover all you need to know to get started with collograph printing, stamp making, stenciling and thermofax screens as well as working with resists such as acrylic, and soy wax batik. In the fabric and foundations chapter Rebekah shows you a safe faux method for creating rust dyeing and how to create new exciting substrates for your artwork with paper towels, wool batting, light modeling paste, tea bags and more. In the embellishment chapter you’ll learn how to create your own unique finishing touches elements for your artwork using air dry clay, recycled metal, paper solvy, metal tape, and chipboard just to name a few. If you’re not sure where to begin with all of these techniques and creative ideas, Rebekah has included some projects to get you started that include a painted collage wall quilt, a simple, but beautiful mixed media book, a fiber mosaic and a few others. There are so many techniques and creative ways to use them in this book that it’s sure to become a go to reference you’ll refer back to again and again. Each technique and project is illustrated with clear full color photographs and examples and the book is filled with images of Rebekah’s gorgeous artwork which not only serve to illustrate her techniques but will also inspire you as well.
Review artfrommysoul.wordpress.com - July 11, 2012
This book is amazing! It is filled with tons of techniques and ideas for making gorgeous art with all kinds of materials! Paper, fabric, clay, stamps, dyes, metal etc.
Review Quilting Arts Magazine - August 1, 2012
In this technique-driven book, author and artist Rebekah Meier guides the reader in experiments with mixed media. Beginning with surface design and ending with pages of embellishment ideas, each chapter builds on the last as the reader progresses to more advanced projects. The book provides an excellent primer on materials available to fiber artists today, with tips and notes on how the author uses them in her work. Each lesson is well planned and packed with beautiful and instructive photos. Rebekah offers information on dozens of mixed-media techniques that would be at home on fabric, paper, or other medium.
Review Balzer Designs - August 8, 2012
All of the artwork in the book is Rebekah's and she has a very distinct style. I would call it geometric shabby chic. Her color palette tends towards the very soft and pretty pastels. Very romantic. But of course, you can take any of the techniques and make them work with your own color palette and personal style. Each page is full to the brim with instructions and images and examples. My eyes keep darting across the overfull pages instead of focusing on the task at hand. But now that I've worked on a project inspired by the book I can tell you that I'm looking forward to diving in again soon!
More Fabric Art Collage would be a great addition to any crafty library. I think it's particularly useful to someone who is looking for an overview of many different techniques. It's like a mixed media sampler. You get a little taste of many different flavors.
Review Fabrications Quilting For You Magazine - September 1, 2012
The journey continues in this sequel to the previous book, ‘Fabric Art Collage’ by expanding your knowledge with more than 60 new surface design techniques and 7 richly layered projects. Mixed media artists at any skill level will find something fresh and fascinating to try as each chapter of this book builds upon the previous chapters to provide techniques, ideas and tips for creating your own design materials.
Review craftgossip.com - November 16, 2012
This book is the sequel to the bestselling book, Fabric Art Collage-40+ Mixed Media Techniques. In this follow-up to her bestselling first book, Rebekah Meier inspires you even more to stretch the boundaries of fabrics, papers, and fibers. Learn how to combine techniques like resists and image transfers with unique surfaces, embellishments, and found objects to create dimensional works of art. Transform everyday materials such as batting and foil into something even more extraordinary than you ever dreamed was possible!1. Explore more than 60 new surface-design techniques with 7 richly layered projects2. Learn the basics of working with paints and other mediums on creative surfaces3. Mixed-media artists at any skill level will find something fresh and fascinating to try
Review By: Barbara Delaney, Cloth Paper Scissors - January 1, 2013
If you enjoyed Fabric Art Collage by Meier, you'll want to take a look at this sequel. Sixty new surface-design techniques will keep you busy creating with everyday objects, new products, and a variety of materials. There are seven projects for fun and inspiration. Learn about tools and supplies; resists, paints, and washes; texture mediums; alternative materials; embellishments; and more. The projects include a canvas fiber collage, mixed-media tapestry, fiber mosaic, a painted wall quilt, and several simple books. Whether you're new to mixed media or a veteran, More Fabric Art Collage has the information and visual inspiration to get you on the road to discovery and creativity.