Hope For Peace: Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Happy Sunday everyone! It’s Shari here with a mixed medium project for you.

I’ve tried an old technique for painting using ointment or petroleum jelly to create a peeled paint look. This is the first time I’ve tried it and it was really fun to see what results I would end up with. I like it!!

I started with the Tim Holtz Idea-ology Frame. It comes in two pieces and is easy to decorate. I glued some papers papers down on the base piece using Soft Matte Gel medium.

Shari Carroll, Mixed Medium

The next step was to add some ointment or petroleum jelly in areas where I want my paint to resist. I added paint with a brush, let it dry then wiped with a towel.  I repeated the steps with each color of paint, cleaning the surface with a baby wipe in between applications.

Shari Carroll, Mixed Medium

Once I had my paints the way I liked, I went to town adding a die cut globe, ephemera, flowers, quote and a few findings. Once I was done, I painted the frame piece black and glued it down to my collage.

Shari Carroll, Mixed Medium

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

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a fantastic day!

  1. I just Love mixed media projects, and I’m still finding my way to it in my own pace, but I love your frame and all the lovely thing you used. Thanks for the inspiration :)

  2. I love this piece, Shari. The message is so meaningful and the techniques you showed are awesome. I have such fond memories of the workshop you did in Buffalo where we made a canvas based on the commemorative one you designed about your mom. Love your work. You’re doing such a great job at SSS.

  3. An intriguing technique with impressive results for a powerful message! Quite the impact, indeed! Thank you for the how-to video!

  4. I always look forward to seeing you mixed media projects. They are always so awesome and I learn a lot. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  5. Quite awesome! Love the concept and especially enjoy watching the work process. I always learn something new from your videos. Thanks!

  6. This is a wonderful piece and the thought is spot on for what’s going on in the world. I’ve never tried that resist technique thanks for the tutorial.

  7. What a lovely piece of art! I’ve never tried the petroleum jelly to help distress anything but it sounds like fun! Thank you for sharing your talent.

  8. I’m not in to mixed media but I sure admire those who make it with all the textures and dimensions! Beautiful!

  9. Such a lovely wall art piece, the technique using the petroleum jelly is totally new to me. I have not seen or heard of it before today. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and talent, you are indeed a fantastic teacher!

  10. Love the composition and materials used. The texture and layering gives dimension. Very unique and inspirational. I enjoyed the video and seeing the process.

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