Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll: Tunnel Book

Mixed Medium with Shari Carroll

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.

Shari Carroll, Joggles, Ranger Washi Tape

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.

Shari Carroll, Joggles, Ranger Washi Tape

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.

Shari Carroll, Joggles, Tunnel Book

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.

Shari Carroll, Joggles, Ranger Washi Tape

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.

Shari Carroll, Joggles, Tunnel Book

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!!

 

Joggles SQUARE 6×6 Tunnel Book 57112
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The Crafter’s Workshop WHITE GESSO…
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Prima Marketing SOFT GEL IN MATTE 8.5…
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Simon Says Stamp CRAFT TACKY GLUE…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology SMALL TALK…
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Jane Davenport FANTASTICAL Washi Tape…
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Ranger Dylusions WASHI TAPE #3 dya59967
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Ranger Dylusions WASHI TAPE #1 dya59943
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Dina Wakley Ranger WASHI TAPE 2 Media…
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Dina Wakley Ranger WASHI TAPE 1 Media…
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Simon Says Clear Stamps BEAUTIFUL DAY…
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Impression Obsession Cling Stamp…
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Impression Obsession Cling Stamp…
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Stampendous Clear Stamps FAMILY HOME…
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Simon Says Cling Rubber Stamp GOOD…
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Simon Says Stamp NESTED CIRCLES Wafer…
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Simon Says Stamp PICTURE BOOK SKY…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix CITYSCAPE METROPOLIS…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix GARDEN GREENS…
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Simon Says Stamp Premium Ink Pad…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad JET BLACK…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Ranger MINI ROUND INK BLENDING TOOLS…
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Faber-Castell BLACK ASSORTED PITT…
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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Copic Sketch MARKER W3 WARM GRAY Grey
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Mijello MISSION GOLD WATER COLOR…
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Silver BLACK VELVET Brush Size 4…
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Dina Wakley Ranger MEDIA BRUSHES…
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Faber-Castell COLLAPSIBLE WATER CUP…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Tim Holtz 4.25 X 5.5 DISTRESS…
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Ranger Inkssentials MINI GLOSSY…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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We R Memory Keepers CROPADILE Punch…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft STAMP PLATFORM…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GUILLOTINE COMFORT…
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Sizzix BIG SHOT PLUS MACHINE Gray And…
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  1. Your attention to detail is beyond fabulous in this project. How many years did it take you to finish this book! It is gorgeous!

  2. What a fabulous way to use up some washi tape! Honestly, my own stash is quite large & very intimidating. lol Thanks for the inspiration to try using my stash of washi. These pages are simply stunning.

  3. Wow, what a project! I love the bright colors and how you went from the city to the beautiful green countryside!

  4. Holy cow, Shari. What a labor of love! I am in awe of all the detail and thought that goes into each of your projects. The tunneling journal is such a fun idea to begin with, then all of your work to make both sides part of the story is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing with us!

  5. Wow! Such an amazing project! Wonderful way to use the washi tape and I love the sentiments you used in each page. Wonderfully done! TFS

  6. OHMYSOUL I just LOVE this! What a unique take on using the dies and telling a story. Thank you so much for sharing your idea – it is genius!!

  7. Holy moly, this is one of the most fantastic projects I’ve ever seen. The colors and all the elements you used make the perfect combination. I’ve never heard of a tunnel book before, but I sure want to make one now. Thanks so much for the video showing all the steps!

  8. Shari, you never cease to amaze with your glorious projects! It was so fun to watch the video and see how you put this together. What initially seemed to me to be overwhelming to make, you’ve shown how fun and “doable” it can be. It’s a beautiful treasure, thanks for sharing!

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