Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll: Earth Day

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Welcome to the blog my friends! Today is Earth Day. It’s a great time to think of ways we can take care of our dear mother Earth. I am a recycler, on average we have two bins of recycling and one kitchen bag of regular garbage per week. I think that’s a good start!

To take my recycling a step further, I’ve created a project by pulling out some items from the bin and up-cycled them into a mixed medium project.

I’ve used soda can tabs for the flower petals, a water bottle lid for the center and a plastic straw for the stem. The leaves are created from a cut up toilet paper tube. And finally, the flower sits atop a grassy hill made from corrugated cardboard. Fun isn’t it?

Mixed Medium, Shari Carroll

I started out with the Tim Holtz mini clip board, which was perfect for tucking my typed and printed title under the clip. Today would be a good day for creating a project like this with children. You could use the moment to teach them ways they can recycle, up-cycle and have fun at the same time!

Earth Day, Mixed Medium, Shari Carroll

I’ve filmed the process of creating this project which you can view below or on our YouTube channel HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by and happy Earth Day!

  1. Love love love your recycled mixed media project Shari! You are such an inspiration! I love your easy to see and understand videos. There isn’t one project yet I haven’t loved that you have made!

  2. Absolutely love this mixed media project! So ingenious how you used all those recycled products and such a sweet and beautiful result! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. ooh dear Shari
    the flower is stunning
    love the deepth texture on it
    and yes a great idea to make this with children
    thanks for sharing your great idea Shari
    LOVE thiS!!

  4. Love it! It was so cool to find out what each part was made of, a total ‘face-lift’. Thanks for sharing! xx

  5. Great project! I love the flower! And I agree, this would be an awesome type of thing to work on with the kids!

  6. L O V E your CREATIVE recycling Shari!
    It is amazing to see how wonderful our “trash” can become!

  7. Great project Shari! I too recycle and try to reuse “throw away” items. I just don’t have quite the imagination that you have. Thanks for sharing.

  8. This is a great piece and I always love watching you create your mixed media projects. Could watch you all day long! You are very creative!! Thanks for sharing .

  9. Amazing job of upcycling! I love how your recycled pieces have been painted and don’t even look like recycled items!

  10. Really lovely mixed media card. I always try to recycle some items when crafting, yesterday I received a package with some light blue wrapping foil. Perfect for crafting. :-)

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