Find Comfort: Art Journal Page

Happy Saturday everyone! It’s Shari here bringing you an Art Journal inspiration.

Do you ever stumble with a starting point for your backgrounds on your pages? I do sometimes, there are many techniques to try, so many paints and products to use that my mind spins out of control. I dialed things back a bit for todays page and used some pattern paper for my inspiration.

Shari Carroll Find Comfort main AJ

I have to say, I think this is one of my favorites so far.

Shari Carroll Comfort AJ

I love the warmth of the colors especially for this time of year…and of course the Bird and the Branches!

Shari Carroll Comfort AJ D1

I’ve shot a video of the entire process. Hope you find it inspiring. Enjoy!



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  1. I just love everything about this… the layering & textures, & the little words inside the hearts on the branches!

  2. Oooohh, what an inspiring page! I love that bird and all the elements on this item. Also, great background work with the matte medium gel and clear gesso.

  3. I love your tutorials, Shari. They are so inspiring and your attention to detail is breathtaking. This is a gorgeous journal page. Thanks so much!

  4. At first i thought, don’t cover up that beautiful background , but i loved the colors and textures you added before the black words (too stark for me). Thanks for the tip on clear gesso.

  5. I really, absolutely, positively, definitely love this! The video is perfect … you don’t make the viewer “watch the paint dry” by speeding it up! Love it!

  6. This is so beautiful! I love the colors, and I love the format you have chosen for this, it seems very doable to me. I think I might give this a try when I’m done with my holiday crafting! I hope you continue this series next year. =)

  7. I love this page. The colors are beautiful and although you make the techniques seem simple they add so much depth and texture. I really enjoy all of your tutorials and videos and find them very inspiring, interesting and educational. Thank you for sharing your gifts and talents with the world.

  8. Hi Sherri……
    I love your journal tutorials! They are a wealth of inspiration! I’ve been looking everyday for a new tutorial on journal pages and non have appeared. :(. Will you be doing any more? Please don’t say NO. I WOULD THINK THEYRE ARE MANY MORE THAT FEEL THE SAME WAY.
    thank you

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