Art Journaling with Shari Carroll

Happy NEW YEAR!!!! Here we are 2019!!! Thanks for joining me today!

I’m starting off this new year with an entry in my Dina Wakley Media Journal. This page is one that I’ve been thinking about. I actually had a direction I wanted to go and it turned out as expected without having to force the techniques.

First, I used the Carabelle Studio Mask with Silver Art Spray knowing that the acrylic paint would act as a resist to the watercolors. Instead of spraying through the stencil, I used it as a stamp to create the image which gave me areas to add color, a pattern of circles.

Art Journaling, Shari Carroll

My next layer was the Dina Wakley Collage Paper Faces. This printed tissue paper can be added on top of other designs or colors and they show through. I used Clear Gesso to glue her in place. Yes, you can use gesso for collaging lightweight papers!! I used it so I could add a little detail with Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks on top, other gel mediums will resist water-soluble mediums.

Art Journaling, Shari Carroll

I added in a few Snarky Small Talk Stickers, Tiny Text Remnant Rubs, and the die cut title VOICE to express all the journaling. My journaling is just some of my thoughts, very random and some writing is even upside down to form her hair. Fun right?

Art Journaling, Shari Carroll

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Tim Holtz Idea-ology SNARKY Small…
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Dina Wakley Ranger SCRIBBLE STICKS…
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 8…
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Sakura WHITE MEDIUM POINT Gelly Roll…
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  1. Oh goodness! I just began Art Journaling and this spread is one to aspire to! It was very cool! I love the scribble sticks with my finger! Such a neat effect! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Love journaling. You are
    free to express yourself without
    having boundaries. Making a
    greeting card has certain rules,
    such as type, person it’s for.
    thanks for sharing
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  3. I’m intrigued with art journaling, don’t like some of it, but I ALWAYS love your art, Shari! Especially the blues and greens that are almost always present…ahhhh. I think this is beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

  4. How can you start out messy, water dripping everywhere, and end up so beautiful and amazing?! When I try that I just get the messy stuff, and it goes from bad to worse. This is just too lovely!

  5. I love anything Dina Wakely and using clear gesso is great, so you can layer to your hearts content! This journal page is lovely.

  6. Awesome design!!! I can’t imagine how long that hair took to write but it is stunning! Thanks for sharing this. You make me want to run right out and get an art journal.

  7. Happy New Year Shari!! Awesome pages! Your project gives so many ideas to use on my own art journal I’ve just started!! Thanks for the inspirations!

  8. The background on this journal page is stunning. Every time I watch Shari create pages in her art journal I’m inspired to start one, but haven’t done so yet. I think it’s going on my list of New Year’s resolutions!

  9. I really want to start an art journal. I even bought one a couple years ago (!!), but just never seem to find the time. lol Your pages are always a beautiful inspiration.

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