Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll: Believe

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Welcome everyone, it’s Shari here with a mixed medium project. I’ve pulled out all the stops on this one and I enjoyed the process so much!

I’m inspired to start some Christmas decorating and wanted to make a memorable piece. I started off with two sizes of Tim Holtz Vignette Boxes stacked on top of each other.

I’ve colored the Woodland Trees with Evergreen Bough Distress Spray. Then adorned one of them with Coral colored Beaded Berries, Silver Metallic Thread, and a star on top!

I added tissue paper to the back of the Cathedral Thickboard and created a pouch from a storage sleeve to hold the Tim Holtz Tiny Lights in place behind.

Tim Holtz Grit Paste makes the perfect snow, I applied it to the trees with a palette knife then sprinkled Rock Candy Distress Glitter to add some sparkle.

I collaged some book text onto some heavy cardstock and once it was dry, I die cut the Reindeer. I added a twine bow with a couple Jingle bells to finish it off.

Brushed Pewter Distress paint was used to paint the Christmas Typography Findings the were glued in place on the base. I filled in areas with Baubles Findings to help transition the boxes.

I created a snowman by stacking up two Tim Holtz Wood slices and finished off the entire project with some Tim Holtz Mica Flakes which was a game-changer for a beautiful snowy effect.

I filmed the entire process and have compiled snippets of each step and technique for you. Enjoy!

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope I’ve given you some inspiration to make something special for your home this holiday season.

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  1. This is so beautiful! I love the Cathedral window and how you’ve die cut the deer from text. All the sparkle is wonderful!

  2. WOW Shari, I always seem to watch you putting these things together and realize that my mouth was opened the whole time! HAHA It is so inspiring to watch you work. This is a beautiful Christmas decor piece.

  3. Brilliant in so many ways Shari!! I love how you’ve hidden the tiny lights! I have a burning question…the beaded berries that you coloured with the alcohol ink and then used alcohol after-is this a necessary step? I’m asking because I haven’t used mine yet and I’d love to try with the berries for trees as you did.

  4. This is stunning Shari!! What a great project, I love all the beautiful pieces you put on.
    Thank you so much for showing how you made this and sharing your unbelievable inspiration.

  5. I love all of the elements used to make this beautiful display. The Christmas tree is so pretty and the reindeer is darling. I love Tim Holtz, his ideas and his products. My craft room is full of his stuff!!

  6. This scene is fantastic! It even has the soft lights to bring the Winter Wonderland to “life.” Shari, you are a great artist, and I really admire your skills!

  7. Gorgeous! This is my favorite kind of crafting. You made a truly beautiful creation. Santa had better bring me a big gift certificate to SSS. I need to do some shopping.

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