Mixed Medium: Beautiful with Shari Carroll

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Welcome to the blog everyone and Happy Tuesday! As we get closer to the holidays I think more about creating gifts for loved ones and this project is perfect for a that. I think a personalized gift is so heartwarming.

I’m so lucky that Melodys mom is such a great photographer and I get to play with the her photos. To start this project, I had the photo printed in black and white so I can add all my color using flowers, embellishments and paint.

Shari Carroll, Mixed Medium

The 6.5″ x 9″ Tim Holtz Framed Panel is the perfect size for a 4″x6″ photo. I used strips of Zella Teal paper from Prima around the picture to frame it out and to make the surface even.

Shari Carroll, Mixed Medium

Once everything was glued in place, I added streaks of paint by using my finger and wiped away portions of it with a baby wipe.

Shari Carroll. mixed medium

I added stickers and chipboards with meaningful word stickers to frame the photo.

Shari Carroll, Mixed Medium

And to finish my design, I added Zella Teal flowers and highlights of silver foil.

Shari Carroll, Mixed Medium, Prima

I have filmed the complete process which you can watch below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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Tim Holtz Idea-ology FRAMED PANEL…
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Prima Marketing ZELLA TEAL 6 x 6…
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Prima Marketing ZELLA TEAL Chipboard…
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Prima Marketing ZELLA TEAL Word…
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Prima Marketing ZELLA TEAL Ephemera…
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Prima Marketing TEAL LOVE Zella Teal…
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Prima Marketing WANDERER Zella Teal…
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Prima Marketing GRAND ADVENTURE Zella…
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Prima Marketing FEARLESS Zella Teal…
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Prima Marketing PEARLS II Memory…
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Pentart BLACK Creamy Semi-Gloss…
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Pentart JADE Creamy Semi-Gloss…
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Pentart LIGHT GRAY Creamy Semi-Gloss…
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Pentart WHITE Creamy Semi-Gloss…
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Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE 1OZ Media…
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Prima Marketing SOFT GEL IN MATTE 8.5…
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Surebonder HIGH TEMPERATURE DETAIL…
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Ranger Inkssentials MINI COLLAGE GLUE…
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Ranger FROZEN Shiny Transfer Foil…
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Dina Wakley Ranger MEDIA BRUSHES…
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  1. Oh my goodness, Melody is beautiful and this photo is stunning! She looks like she is modelling for some trendy kids boutique! You have framed this beautifully Shari, absolutely GORGEOUS!! ❤️

  2. That little cutie is growing up so fast Shari! (sigh…the same thing is happening to my little girl…they grow TOO fast it seems)
    such a GORGEOUS work of art Shari! TFS :D

  3. Look how big Mel is getting! She’s so beautiful and so is this project, Shari! Gorgeous colors, texture, dimension . . . I could go on and on! LOVE this!!!

  4. Love this Shari. I love pastel pops of colour with b/w but never think to do it myself??? However, I am always in awe when I see someone else do it. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration piece Snari and the reminder to try it!

  5. Love, love, love this project!!! To my surprise I didn’t know that you could gesso a picture!! Looking at what you did, makes me want to do this project with my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding photo and highlight it with their wedding colors, just never knew that you could do that with a photo. Thanks for sharing this beautiful project with us, I always love watching you make your altered DIY items, I always learn something. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  6. This is by far one of the projects I love the most of any I have seen – simple and stunning, I cannot wait to apply this for my granddaughter’s picture!!
    Thank you so much!

  7. What a beautiful project and a wonderful way to save a great photo(how cute she is). I wish I could create something like this. I usually go overboard and create a mess! I know it’s art if the artist says it’s art, but sometimes(as in my case), it isn’t! LOL!

  8. Such Beauty!! The frane, photo, papers, flowers, everything is so pretty. I love the colors and of course the best part is how you put it all together, that is the MAGIC!! Awesome job.

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