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. Love the mixed media, and what a strong message. Amazing watching messy layers being turned into something beautiful.

  2. Love this mixed medium project. All the colors work well together and you used my favorite Tim Holtz products!

  3. Really beautiful collage, and you have done a great job with the technique. I will be featuring this technique myself next week. It’s a lot of fun and you got wonderful results! Love the colors you have used.

  4. I have never tried this type of art work. I have to say your finished project is stunning, you have inspired me to give this art form a try. Thank you for the great video.

  5. I am always amazed how easy it looks to just put Tim’s stuff into some beautiful arrangement. Me,struggle to decide what I want to use and how to make it look put together. I usually just end up putting it all away and never start because I fear messing it up and don’t want to waste the product. How do you do it? I could own a store with all his stuff and feel completed stymied with anxiety to create, but can’t get past the anxiety.

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