Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll: Homage to Paris

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

Welcome, everyone!!!  Today I have a mixed medium piece that has a lot of thought and meaning behind each detail.  Sometimes creating these types of projects are not so much about the techniques involved, but more about what it represents.

At first glance, you may spot some significant elements, but as you look closer and learn my thought process, you will see more. This is my homage to Paris. 

The Clipboard structure (Paris) holds history and many relics. The background papers are old and distressed, well used, well read, the foundation of the city.  The frame (cathedral) is muddied, damaged and tarnished. The drips and drops of color are for the many tears shed.

Shari Carroll, Mixed Medium

The metal butterflies “Papillion” are intact, discolored, soiled but still a beautiful representation of hope and repair.  

From out of the frame which is wrapped by Papillion comes a sign of new life, flowers, shiny and bright. And finally, tissue tape reveals the word “Paris” along with “Don’t Lose Hope.” 

I love grabbing pieces to put together that have sentimental connotations. Even if my details are personal and subtle, I will know what provoked my feelings or emotions to place them in my art. I hope I’ve inspired you to try designing with thought and meaning in your next project.  

WATCH THE VIDEO:

Blog Candy Alert!! Follow our blog via email and comment on this post for a chance to win special blog candy!

cardmaking blog grab bag
Tim Holtz Idea-ology MINI CLIPBOARD…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology VIGNETTE FRAMES…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Sizzix WILDFLOWER STEMS 2…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8 x 8 Paper…
[ SSS ]
Ranger TIM HOLTZ DISTRESS Designer…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
[ SSS ]
Dina Wakley Ranger WHITE GESSO 1OZ…
[ SSS ]
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crayon…
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp SENTIMENT STRIPS…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology BUTTERFLY Design…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Idea-ology BUTTERFLIES…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink POOL Ranger…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink MUSHROOM Ranger…
[ SSS ]
Dina Wakley Ranger MEDIA BRUSHES…
[ SSS ]
Faber-Castell COLLAPSIBLE WATER CUP…
[ SSS ]
Ranger 2 oz MISTER BOTTLE MIS30676
[ SSS ]
Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
[ SSS ]
Ranger 4 ounce MULTI MEDIUM MATTE…
[ SSS ]
Sticky Thumb CORDLESS HOT GLUE GUN…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT…
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Sizzix SIDEKICK STARTER KIT…
[ SSS ]
  1. THANK YOU SHARI!!!! I have been collecting things to make a mixed media piece, or two, since one of the last times you did one for us. I THINK I’m near ready to put one together! I LOVE your project! You’ve shown me a few more tools I need with this one! LOL TOTALLY LOVE what you’ve done!!! ;)

  2. Shari has the best imagination & insight into what to layer where & interesting little bits to add here & there & it all comes together to be something beautiful. Boggles my mind. Thanks Shari!

  3. Beautiful homage to Paris – especially
    after the fire last week. The cathedral
    will rise from the ashes.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

  4. How pretty that is. We visited the cathedral 2 years ago–it was so beautiful and OLD. I think that I will make a project with ND as the theme, too. Thanks.

  5. I share your pain! Since it is at Point 0, it will return. I hope
    the Modern Steeple some are suggesting is vetoed.

  6. Shari always amazes me with her beautiful, unique mixed media projects. This clipboard is wonderful and the tribute to Paris is so timely.

  7. Such a beautiful tribute to Paris and Notre Dame, Shari! Love watching your videos – thanks for sharing this with us.

  8. Wonderful project Shari–amazing how easy you make it look, I never know what to use to combine to make it look good.

  9. This is a lovely tribute to Paris. Your feelings definitely come through in all the details, which just makes everything that much more special. Thanks for sharing your emotions through your art; that can be very vulnerable, but I appreciate it.

  10. I love this, so many interesting elements. I’ve been attempting the mixed media look and it’s so hard, but I’m still trying.

  11. I loved watching this. I loved the end product. I kept thinking she seems to be really enjoying herself. But, it is so far out of my comfort zone! Crazy, I know, because it really is beautiful and something I would love to have, just not make!

  12. Wow Shari, every step has a meaning and together you made this awesome homage to Paris, so great.
    Thank you so much for showing this, I learned a lot from you. Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  13. Loved your homage piece to Paris and the process tutorial too! Your backstory added so much to the project. Merci.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.