Art Journaling: There is Love with Shari Carroll

Hello everyone!! Happy Thursday and Happy first day of February!!

I have an art journal page for you today that I happen to think was so FUN!! This is the sort of page that is more freestyle. I enjoyed just going for it, making art without worries, you know? Let’s think about this for a second. How can we learn techniques and get used to our pens, paints and products best? We experiment!!

Shari Carroll, Art Journaling

I started by playing with a brayer, gel press and some Dina Wakley paints to add color to the watercolor page background of my journal. Then… I cut into the burlap to create a loop edge and used it as a template for the design on the background. Once I had a general idea of where my page was going, I let myself  loose by adding additional layers of paint using my fingers and stamps.

Art Journaling, Shari Carroll

I added highlights using Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks. This was totally unexpected and really fun. Not only was I experimenting, I was also challenging myself to move forward and go for it!

Art Journaling, Shari Carroll

The one super enjoyable thing about this page was cutting holes in the burlap center to create an interesting element.

Art Journaling, Shari Carroll

It’s still hard for me to write so once I’m up to it, I’ll be adding my handwritten journaling. I hope you’ve enjoyed this, I certainly had a good time! I’ve filmed a video of the complete process that you can watch below or on our YouTube channel here.

I hope I’ve inspired you to play and experiment in your own style with paints and prayers. Enjoy!!

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Dina Wakley Ranger MEDIA JOURNAL…
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Dina Wakley Ranger SCRIBBLE STICKS…
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Dina Wakley Ranger BLUSHING 1OZ Media…
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Dina Wakley Ranger TANGERINE 1OZ…
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Dina Wakley Ranger LIME 1OZ Media…
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Dina Wakley Ranger TURQUOISE 1OZ…
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Ranger Dylusions Paint WHITE LINEN…
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Dina Wakley TEXTURES Media Cling…
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Dina Wakley COLLAGED HEARTS Media…
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Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps…
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Gel Press 5 x 7 REUSABLE GEL PRINTING…
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Gel Press 4 INCH BRAYER Gelcessorie…
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Faber-Castell WHITE Stampers Big…
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Faber-Castell BLACK ASSORTED PITT…
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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Dina Wakley Ranger MEDIA BRUSHES…
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  1. Wow, your page looks really nice. I’ve never used an art journal but I think it woulf be a good idea to learn more about the techniques you used. ❤

  2. This is pretty. What do you do with your art journal pages? Do you combine them in a book, do you frame them? Just curious!

  3. Oh wow! How cool that the journal includes a burlap page! Great use of it! I love the way you cut the holes it it. Can’t believe your cast isn’t covered in paint and ink! I just stamped an image and I’m all inky. Love this Shari. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Beautiful pages!! I love the colours and the burlap is a great addition. It adds so much interest. What do you do with an art journal? I’m not familiar with them. Is it just a place to play and experiment with different supplies and techniques or do you use the pages somewhere else or in some other way? Thanks for the video and for being willing to let us watch and Learn from you!

  5. Love this page and the colors you used!! Impressed that you could cut with your non-dominant hand! I could never do that!! Your art journal pages are always inspiring and I love how you just go for it! Do you plan them out before you start or do you just let the page take you where it wants to go while you are working on it?? I’d love it if you could do a tutorial on how you do your art journal pages. I just got the Dian Wakely art journal book, but haven’t started in it yet. Thanks for sharing your page and always inspiring us!!

  6. Beautiful journal page! I love the thought of journals, I just have a hard time getting myself started into one.

  7. Neat in two ways…..You can create with all those rather messy mediums and your work surface is still neat, plus there’s nothing on the burlap except for what you wanted there. I would have had it covered in some or most of those mediums you used! ….secondly, the design and finished product is NEATO…very artistic and beautiful!

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