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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  1. You have won my mixed media heart. This piece filled me up so much tears came to my eyes. Thank you for the inspiration, the message and sharing your talent.

  2. I love watching your mixed media projects they are always inspiring!! i wonder if maybe you could do a how to video and educate us newbies on what gesso, matte gel and 3D matte gel and so and are all used for? I know gesso is usually used for prepping the surface but I’ve seen it used for many other things in mixed media projects as well so a how to video would be most helpful. Thanks for sharing .

  3. I always like what Shari does but I have not pushed myself into yet. There is some techniques u cam use on cards. I wish they would make a brush set for every paint, gesso we use instead of having to buy 10 sets to get one item.

  4. I agree exactly with what the lady said before. I counted and I have 10 things out out of 15 go use so that runs into dollar signs. If she would want to show something that is a big hit now without playing that music while she does it would be okay to checkout to get started on because that is something u read everyday. I went to Hobby Lobby ad there was ladies looking and I saying I wished I could find some good Bible Journaling classes and kits to use. I have a friend that teaches youth girls to and have been trying to get her into this with them but you have the journal stuff but no videos of it. I do not want it to cost the group all their legs and arms. Can u not get into showing things and talking about it with the girls?

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