Celebrating Milestones: Mixed Medium With Shari Carroll

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Putting together a simple mixed medium collage using a milestone photo or event as your inspiration is rewarding especially when it’s a loved one.

The Tim Holtz Memoranda Paperie papers have printed collage sheets so cutting one to the size of the Tim Holtz clipboard is all I needed to get started. I was was pleasantly surprised when I opened up my pack of Tim Holtz Botanical Layers Ephemera and found flowers and other items that match the colors in my photo. Putting this project together was a breeze and I hope to inspire you to try one of your own.

Mixed Medium, Shari Carroll

Once I had my paper in place I added a flash card and clip along with a Tim Holtz ruler to anchor my photo. I’ve also used a bit of foam tape under the photo and ephemera to give my project dimension and depth. I’ve stacked up a couple different style flowers to frame the photo.

Mixed Medium, Shari Carroll

I used a bit of paint to bring out colors from the papers and also white gesso for a shabby chic look. To finish things up, I’ve incorporated a couple embellishments to celebrate Melody’s third birthday.

Mixed Medium, Shari Carroll

I’ve filmed a video of the process which you can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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Remember a collage can be whatever you want to create, keep it simple and make it fun! Thanks for stopping by today!!

  1. So gorgeous and isn’t she growing up so fast! Love the tip with the baby wipe and paint. It’s exactly the look I’d want and I would have been washing so many brushes. Thanks Shari!

  2. The subject of your project is adorable. Your mixed media work is amazing. Such a talent. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I’m inspired! Not too goopy, I think you said. I might be able to do this. In fact, I think I even have a couple of those small clipboards in my stash! Thank you!

  4. Shari, this is so awesome you always have such fantastic ideas. Thanks for sharing them! Love this1

  5. So sweet! Even though my daughter is going to be 39 this year, I should dig out some baby pictures and play around with them.

  6. I am always so impressed with your collage/multimedia creations. This one is so delightful with your sweet subject and the simplicity of it is appealing to me. Thanks for sharing!

  7. So beautiful—Shari, I just enjoy your videos and projects. The colors choices are so amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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