Mixed Medium Texture and Shine with Shari Carroll
Welcome everyone! I hope you’re all having a fantastic week!
I’m here with a mixed medium project I’ve created. I was inspired by texture and a bit of shine. My goal was to bring together several different types of elements to make an interesting arrangement to surround the “M” on my canvas. The thought behind this canvas is of course… Melody. She just turned 4 so you might notice some of the Tim Holtz Idea-ology that I chose highlight the the number 4.
I started out with an 8×8″ canvas and Matte Gel Medium to glue down some Tim Holtz Botanical Collage paper. This gave me a background design base to build upon. From there I added plain white tissue paper and let it wrinkle up a bit for an imperfect look.
I sketched and cut out the “M” from Tim Holtz Textured Surfaces and glue it in place next to an Idea-ology Measurement piece. I added Evergreen Bough and Seedless Preserves Distress paint in drips to add color. I used Prima Art Stones for texture to fill in the corner of the “M” and ruler. I painted the Bo Bunny Laser cut Foliage, Idea-ology Butterfly and art stones.
One element that I added was a Tim Holtz Assemblage ball chain necklace with a charm which fit around the canvas perfectly without any adjustment. I was actually quite proud of myself that I figured this out! It goes to show you if you don’t try it, you’ll never know!
To finish everything off, I added in some Prima Diamond Pebbles and Nuvo Muted Muave Hexagon confetti along with a few spatters of Distress Mica Sprays. Fun isn’t it?
I filmed the entire process of how this came together. You can view the video below or on our YouTube channel HERE.
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Wonderful 3D creation with all the textures.
Wow, this is awesome! I love mixed media on canvas your creation here has given me so many new ideas to try. Thank you for sharing and I’m off to watch the video now :)
What an awesome piece, love all the texture and dimension!
Fantastic work as always!
This is so pretty! :) I love all of the extra dimension.
Wow! What gorgeous colors and such a beautiful project!! I am inspired :)
Beautiful! Love the colors, all the yummy texture, and overall fabulous design ♥
Beautiful design! Love the colors you used!
Super pretty! Love all the layers
I love how so many different elements can come together!!
Shari, I love all of the dimension you used on your mixed media canvas.
Wow! Your mixed media work is stunning, Shari! This one is just gorgeous! I love all the elements and the way they work together. Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring us all!
This is so pretty. So many ideas stimulated. Fab motifs and colours x
Wow! This is reallygorgeous! I LOVE all of this beautiful detail!
Looks so good; love the soft colourpalette!
Shari, WOW! Is all I can say! I am in awe of your work and ideas! TFS!
wonderful textured and 3D projects – just beautiful:)
Love love the texture – so beautiful! TFS
Oh wow, absolutely stunning! Amazing details and simply gorgeous.
Shari, you are the queen of texture and mixed media. Lovely creation.
What a stunning piece of art, I love all of the textures and beautiful elements!
This is a stunning layout! I love all of the texture! :)
Beautiful canvas project, always love Shari’s Mixed Medium Projects, very inspiring!
Oh WOW Shari, That is gorgeous! I love how you put it all together to perfection! I bet Melody loves it. :)
I love your videos, you make your canvas projects look so easy and very beautiful, you are so talented.
This is just stunning Shari
Really nice idea! I like all the little accents on here!
Awesome work, as always!! :)
Such a beautiful project ❤ Thank you for sharing it with us.
Wow, what a great piece for Melody :) It’s beautiful! I always enjoy watching you create your Mix Media art pieces, your process is intriguing and I always learn something, so thank you for sharing!! And Happy Birthday to Melody!
This canvas is gorgeous, I absolutely love the ‘composition’; the colors are fabulous !