Art Journal Style Cards with Shari Carroll

Welcome everyone!! I had this crazy thought of bringing Art Journaling to cardmaking by creating simple small pieces of art that I can give away. I also thought this would be a great way to show how you can try Art journaling on a smaller scale.

I pulled out my Tim Holtz layering stencils and some bright Tim Holtz Mini Distress inks and went to town creating my background.

Art Journal Style Cards, Shari Carroll, Tim Holtz

I started by using coordinating colors like Mowed Lawn and Peacock Feathers in a small area of the stencil. I spritzed the ink with water and pressed the stencil onto a panel of Distress watercolor cardstock. I added several layers using different stencils and colors along the way.

Art Journal Style Cards, Shari Carroll, Tim Holtz

As I worked on the vibrant piece and before cleaning the stencil off with each color, I pressed the stencil onto a second piece of watercolor cardstock with the remaining ink. This gave me a really interesting background and didn’t take much time at all!

Art Journal Style Cards, Shari Carroll, Tim Holtz

I used a bit Dina Wakely and Dylusions washi tape over the stamped Tim Holtz Wildflowers, then finished off my cards by adding Tim Holtz Tiny Text Remnant Rub messages in both black and white. This is a super easy technique to try and every piece will be unique!!


Art Journal Style Cards, Shari Carroll, Tim Holtz

I filmed a full process video of how I created these cards.. You can view the video below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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  1. Love this technique. The created background is gorgeous and really is interesting. I really need to figure out the color wheel and what colors are complimentary and work well when they are not. Great Job.

  2. This is beautiful. I haven’t ventured into this type of designs yet. I will have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration

  3. Awesome piece, thanks for the video, I love the idea of using art journaling techniques to make cards & projects to give away!

  4. So pretty. I love the layers of stencils you did to create two awesome backgrounds. the silhouette flowers are so pretty. I love the look and this is going on my “want” list.

  5. Always enjoy finding new ways to create backgrounds, especially for silhouette images. Thanks for sharing your designs and video, shari

  6. Oh Shari these cards are fabulous, I so love the art Journaling style here … OMG… some of my favorite supplies from Dylusions, Tim Holtz, Dina Wakely. So much inspiration … now if I could just find the time :)

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