Art Journaling with Shari Carroll: Using Photographs

Welcome everyone! It’s Shari here with an art journal entry featuring one of my favorite humans… Melody. I was inspired to use this fall photograph from last year to make something I’ll cherish as I go through my journal.

One of the things I didn’t want to do is ruin the photo, it’s the only one I have. So, I created a flip page where the photo is attached to a piece of acetate to protect it. If you’re not inclined to use photographs in your journals, you could create the same flip feature with a favorite piece of art or sentimental keepsake.

Art Journaling, Shari Carroll, Photographs

I started with a watercolor page of my Dina Wakley Media Journal by collaging some scrap papers from the Capture Adventures pack from 49 and Market (Love this paper)!!. I added some washed of Distress Paint in Hickory Smoke and Vintage Photo with drips. Once it was dry, I used Tim Holtz Butterfly Design Tape to hold the flap in place and  to add some layers.

Shari Carroll, Art Journaling, Photographs

Die cuts using Tonic Copper cardstock really set off the color tones of the photo and adds a nice sheen to my page.

Art Journaling, Shari Carroll, Photographs

Under the photo flip feature, I’ve included a journaling card from the Tim Holtz Pocket Cards, perfect for writing out the details of this special memory.

Art Journaling, Shari Carroll, Photographs

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I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to include a photograph or special keepsake to inspire your art journaling. Enjoy!

Dina Wakley Ranger MEDIA JOURNAL…
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49 and Market CAPTURED ADVENTURES 6X6…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology POCKET CARDS…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology BUTTERFLY Design…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix GARDEN GREENS…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix ALPHANUMERIC…
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Memory Box TESSATINA BORDER Craft DIE…
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Simon Says Stamp LOOP THE LOOP BORDER…
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Hero Arts Fancy Dies DECORATIVE EDGE…
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Memory Box PIERCED BORDERS POPPY…
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Tonic COPPER MINE Mirror Card Effect…
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Crafter’s Companion HEAT RESISTANT…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Ranger Studio Paint ARTIST BRUSHES…
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Faber-Castell COLLAPSIBLE WATER CUP…
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Viva Decor PALETTE KNIFE SET 604127
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The Crafter’s Workshop CLEAR GEL…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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Kokuyo LONG Dot Liner Adhesive Runner…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT MACHINE Gray And…
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  1. I love the muted colors and the photograph is just precious!!! I don’t usually do art journal pages but this has me thinking.

  2. Shari, another beautiful art journal page. You found the perfect colors to use on your page that highlighted the colors in Melody’s photo. Just lovely!

  3. I love this journaling page! Great use of all the products you used. Thank you for all the inspirational ideas. I like to use photos in my journals and making it so creative is awesome!

  4. Melody is a beautiful little girl and she brought a smile to MY face. A beautiful page and a great way to preserve a memory. I love this!

  5. Love this page and I love that you used a photo of your beautiful granddaughter!! Thank you for narrating your art journals and pieces now, I get so much more information from them than before. I want to start art journaling and I always learn so much from you, but now that you are talking us through what you are doing, I feel like we learn so much more! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Lovely journal page, love the neutral and soft tone and colours. And such a sweet and adorable photo =) Thanks for the inspiration!

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