Art Journaling with Shari Carroll: Pocket Collage

Happy March everyone!!! Time is flying, isn’t it? Each month I get to create an Art Journal page to inspire you to try new techniques and layouts. As promised from the beginning I’m starting off slowly and building up difficulty as we go.

Todays page uses stamping and embossing using black, grey and white cardstocks. The papers come from the Salvage District from Prima. All the beautiful stamps used are from Darkroom Door.

Art Journaling, Shari Carroll

I’ve done some sewing on this page, just felt I needed that look and it helps to create a vellum pocket for my journaling card. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you can still make a pocket by hiding your glues under a strip of paper on the edges. I created the layout with all my papers and once I did my sewing, I added it to my art journal.


Adding touches of white on corrugated really brings out the texture and adds additional pattern to the layout. These colors are easy for me to work with. I encourage you to find a color palette that you really love, it makes creating much easier.

Art Journaling, Shari Carroll

I’ve filmed a full process video which you can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE. I hope you enjoy!

Here are my Art Journal pages so far this year. You can click on the photo to go to the blog posts.




Art Journal page, mixed medium

  1. lovely page. . . like the double stamping and printed paper under the stamped image on vellum. . . .great video

  2. I love all the art journaling pages you’ve done over the years and have many favorites but this is now at the top of the list!!! Wonderful page – thank you so very much for sharing through your videos!!!

  3. The art journal page is AMAZING! There are so many beautiful details on it and the video is full of great & interesting techniques. Thank you Shari, you always amaze me!

  4. Absolutely beautiful Shari. You inspired me to create a spiritual growth diary. Thank you for sharing your talent!!

  5. Thank you so much for the vellum pocket idea. I have been working on a photo book for a friend and did a really cool background that I did not want to completely cover up, but I need to use the space. Can’t wait to try this. Woo Hoo!!!

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