Love This Life: Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Welcome to the blog my friends and Happy Saturday!  I’ve been playing with some paints… and oh what fun I had!

I started off with the Tim Holtz Etcetera Small Tag, it’s perfect for these types of projects. I coated it first with white gesso and then added torn pieces of Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap. From there I started finger painting with Dina Wakley’s paints in Blushing, Lime, TangerineTurquoise and White. This are a yummy combination of colors if you’re not sure where to start with paints!

Shari Carroll, mixed medium

Once the paints were dry, I cut out shapes to create a house and glued it in place on the tag. I painted it first then went back over with Distress Crayons Peacock Feathers, Peeled Paint, a little bit of Spiced Marmalade and Vintage Photo.

Shari Carroll, mixed medium

I used a couple stencils on the house to add some detail added a heart and edged everything with a black Stampers Big Brush pen. These pens are great for smudging and moving color around before they dry. For my splatters, I diluted some black gesso and tapped it onto the tag with a paint brush.

mixed medium, Shari Carroll

There are a few other details that I did for this project and I’ve filmed the complete process in 2 videos. You can view them below or on our YouTube channel here. Part 1Part 2.


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Thanks for stopping by today. I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to play around with some paints to create a fun project!

  1. Thank you, Shari, for the beautifully done videos.
    Aside from watching you create in my favorite products, it was a soothing,lovely journey with you!

  2. Sure I have said it before.. I could watch you for hours. I love your work. Your color choices and design.. Everything. You inspire me.. now I just need to do it..

  3. I am so in awe of your creation in these videos! How inspiring, I really want to try something like this. Wow!!!

  4. Shari, I absolutely love this tag. You’ve given me a great idea for a card. Thankyou and ive got my fingers crossed for the chance to win this prize.

  5. Love this! The combination of colors is beautiful, and it’s vibrant and soft at the same time. You make it look so easy, Shari! Thank you for sharing :-)

  6. at first i thought it was a beach hut, then seeing it again now i thought it was a bird house…well i guess it’s a versatile thing lol, very pretty mixed media project

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