Mixed Medium: Christmas Tree with Shari Carroll

Happy Friday everyone and welcome to the blog.

I’ve had a play in the studio… and created a fun mixed medium project! The process is so soothing and rewarding to me, something I can do over and over again. I’ve always been very inspired by Anna Dabrowska (Finnabair) and decided to finally give her collage techniques a try.

So… I made a Christmas tree.



I started out with tissue papers and stencil with modeling paste. Then I added buttons (from a large collection that I need to use) and pearls which I’ve glued in the shape of a tree.


From there I used gesso, sprays, and metallic mousse to create a frosty look.

Do you see a smiley face like I do? lol.. it’s funny how those things happen.


There are so many layers of mediums going on here, quite hard to explain in writing so I’ve created a full process video. You can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

You’ll be surprised to see how this started out!


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I’d like to wish you well this winter and if you celebrate, have a very Merry Christmas!

  1. Sheri–as always, your mixed media projects are AMAZING!!! I just love this tree. I don’t know if you plan them all out before hand or if it’s more of an organic process, but either way, they always turn out beautiful! I keep watching your videos–maybe 2017 will be the year I actually try some of them out!!! Thank you for sharing all that you do!!!

  2. Such a beautiful work Shari. The way you’ve made this is amazing! I would have never been able to do something like this. It’s very beautiful.

  3. Such a gorgeous tree, Shari! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you. Thanks for all the inspiration you provided throughout the year and looking forward to more in 2017!

  4. Gorgeous! I hope to try and attempt this. I loved the finished look, but it also looked stunning just all white before the color was added. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you so much Shari! I did this with my little 5 year olds and they loved it! It was a long process but the end result was amazing. Will do it again for sure.

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