New Beginnings Journal Page with Shari

Hi everyone, it’s Shari here with a journal page for you on this fine Saturday!

I was so excited by the technique Wendy Vecchi demonstrated at CHA …. I had to give it a whirl!  You can see Wendy’s video HERE.  I didn’t have the Archival re-inkers on hand so thought I’d give try using my Simon Says Stamp and Hero Arts inks. (I snuck in the new Audrey Blue ink which will be available Feb 21st! shhhhhhh).  Also, I wanted to do a document type page, using a little pocket to hold a photo and my thoughts.

Shari Carroll New Beginnings

I like how the background turned out, it’s soft and subtle… just perfect for Baby News. It’s almost like glass when mixed with the alcohol, the layers are amazing in real life.

Shari Carroll New Beginnings D1

I love the Basic Pockets from Simple Stories, I can dress them up how ever I want!

Shari Carroll New Beginnings D2

A touch of Crackle Texture Paste added just a hint of Shabby to my page.

I’ve put together a full length video for you of the process, hope you enjoy!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by on your weekend!


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  1. What a gorgeous page. I’ve been wanting to try mixed media and this just might give me that extra little push. Thanks for the amazing inspiration.

  2. Absolutely lovely! It seems I always obsess over spelling…! I even check words I know just to make sure. LOL! Beautiful project as always!!

  3. I really admire your art, it’s so much fun watching you work. Doesn’t happen in my craft room, I don’t have that freedom of expression that I see you have. I look forward to more of your videos.

  4. Fun technique with alcohol inks and I love the texture of the crackle paint. Excellent video as always!! Gorgeous page

  5. I too was captivated by Wendy’s technique, and was thrilled to see you try it here. Love this page, the background is just gorgeous. Off to try it my self!

  6. What a beautiful technique! I love the marbling of the inks. It’ so organic like layers of rock or minerals. Who’s having a baby? Aren’t the ultrasounds amazing, really makes you think about creation and the creator.

  7. I had alot of fun watching you work with the inks. I can’t wait to do this myself. Your project turned out beautiful.

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