Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll: Tunnel Book
Ok, where do I begin…. the beginning is a good place. I am working in the 6×6 square Joggles Tunnel Book. My book contains a visual story of going from the city to the country, where I start out surrounded by buildings and move through to greenery and finally a colorful country home.
I start out my journey from the hustle and bustle of Chicago in my ever so adorable trailer (with wings no less) and head towards the country.
Since I’m starting in the city… I see buildings everywhere! No grass… no greens. My building are made from the Tim Holtz CityScape dies that are watercolored and stamped with the Simon Says Good Reading Background.
I’ve included a spinner element by adding black string to the top and bottom so it will run through the opening. I used the Beautiful Day 6×8 stamp set for my butterfly. I stamped the butterfly twice and since it’s symmetrical, it’s easy to glue to the string back to back. I’ve hidden the string ends behind a flower and the greens.
As I move through the book, I start to see more greens and flowers until I reach my ever so cute home in the country.
This is a really fun project. I took the route of washi tape which was a bit time consuming, but the process was enjoyable and the result is very rewarding. You could also use paints or papers to cover your pages.
I filmed a video where I show clips of the process. You can view it below or on our YouTube channel HERE.
I’ve also created a PDF so you can see all of the photographs taken of this projects. You can view it by following THIS link.
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I hope I’ve given you some inspiration for a new type of mixed medium project. Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy!!
I just love this wonderful book project – it is truly fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing – love love love your work!!!
Wow! What an amazing project! This is one of my favorite features on the SSS blog. And this is my favorite project till date.
What an amazing project! The book turned out gorgeous and every page is so interesting and inspiring! The idea of initially covering the pages with washi tapes is so clever. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing art work!
This is fantastic! I always enjoy your mixed medium projects and really appreciate the videos. I always learn something from you. I love that spinner butterfly!
This is an awesome journal! I love the walk!
What a great project.
I just ordered my book! cannot wait to begin to design it. Love how you used the washi tape on yours.
Amazing album, you’ve so many cool ideas!
Wow! This is amazing, Shari!! So pretty.
This is a beautiful book. The colors are stunning. What a wonderful gift.
Stunningly beautiful and amazing project!! Love how pretty it is. Always love your mixed medium projects, very inspiring!
This is one stunning projects – such beautiful and colorful work – love love the dimension – TFS
This is such an amazing project! I’ve never tried mixed media myself, but I always enjoy the results of your work.
Wow! What an amazing mini-book. It’s very colorful and has many great details!
What a great project! Love the colors!
This is such an incredible project – so full of detail, colour, and texture – an absolute work of love and heart!
What an awesome project, Shari, and I love the washi tape! You inspire, as always :-)
I absolutely love your tunnel books!!! They are so beautiful!!!!
I love the way you’ve used the washi tape here – reminds me of a log cabin quilt. I will definitely be using this technique, cuz who doesn’t love to play with washi tape?!? Beautiful book.
What an amazing piece of art you’ve created, Shari! I just love the ideas of a tunnel book. Thanks so much for the inspiration!
So very cool!!