Art Journaling With Shari Carroll

Happy April and Happy Easter!!! For some of you…it’s April Fools day!!

I’m here to share my most recent art journal page. I’m working in the Dina Wakley Media journal and have decided to use one of the burlap pages. These may be one of the most challenging type of pages because of the texture so I thought it would be helpful to show you an easy way to work out a clean and simple collage.

This page says it all for me, family, friends, happiness and home.

Art Journal, Shari Carroll, Tim Holtz

I started with some Wendy Vecchi embossing paste with the Thatched Layering stencil by Tim Holtz. Then I added my focal point, the Farm Truck from Darkroom Door. I stamped it and painted with watercolors. Then added Walnut Stain Distress ink with a blending tool to tone down the brightness.

Art Journal, Shari Carroll, Tim Holtz

I used some pieces from Tim Holtz ephemera packs to build up elements around the truck. I’ve even folded one piece over the page and added a clip to give it some interest.

Art Journal, Shari Carroll, Tim Holtz

I used Tim Holtz French washi tape here and there and once I had all my pieces in place, I added simple Tim Holtz Big Chat word stickers suggesting what came to mind as I was working on this layout.

Art Journal, Shari Carroll, Tim Holtz

I have filmed a video which you can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’re enjoying time with family and friends!

 

Dina Wakley Ranger MEDIA JOURNAL…
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Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste WHITE…
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RESERVE Tim Holtz Layering Stencil…
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Dina Wakley Ranger PALETTE KNIFE…
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Darkroom Door Cling Stamp FARM TRUCK…
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Faber-Castell COLLAPSIBLE WATER CUP…
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 4…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology ALPHA TILES TH93046
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology BOTANICAL Layers…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack …
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology FRENCH Design…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology BIG CHAT…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology BOUQUET Findings…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology HINGE CLIPS…
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft MINI SNIPS…
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Surebonder GLUE GUN High Temperature…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft STAMP PLATFORM…
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  1. So cool! Love all the ephemera you have layered on the burlap, and that stenciling. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. I love all of the different textures you used on the journal. And the bird and butterfly—I like that they are so big compared to the usual.

  3. I love the way you place things that make them look like they haven’t been placed. Do you know what I mean? Can you learn that or are you born with it? Anyway, I love all your work.

  4. What a lovely and meaningful journal page! Fantastic texture and depth. Thanks for sharing tips for using a burlap page as they can be intimidating.

  5. I swear there’s always a bit of alchemy involved in your posts because I never quite know where you’re going with all the mixed media supplies, and then you do your magic, and it makes perfect sense! Thanks for sharing tips for working on burlap too. I would definitely be intimidated by that, so it’s nice to see how you approached it.

  6. Great page – all the elements work so well together! I’ve often wondered how to attach things to burlap – thanks for sharing.

  7. WONDERFUL in EVERY way!
    LOVE IT ALL … feeling INSPIRED, looking forward to scraplifting your ideas for my dearest Dad :)

  8. Holy Smokes! The burlap put me into “overdrive”!!! Get it!? The truck…overdrive!? Love your work, Shari!

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