Mintay Layout with Ginny

 

Hello all! Ginny here!

I’m back today with a layout created using the Mintay papers from the August main Scrapbook kit from Tres Jolie Kits.

These papers are gorgeous!

Here is my layout:

 

I have also used the sketch again for this layout. For my layout the other day I turned the sketch around, this layout I have left in the format it was designed.

As usual my paper layers are all torn edges and they are inked too. I did the broad band across the middle with a lovely floral paper and highlighted it underneath with a piece of the blue lace.

 

 

The balloon chip board piece I have painted with gesso and then edged it with the same ink I inked the papers with.

 

 

My photo is layered up with some of the journal cards cut from the 12×12 paper. I curled some of the corners for extra detail.

 

 

I did a little fussy cutting of the pink flowers buds with the blue butterflies to add to my flower clusters.

 

 

My journaling (all be it small!) is fussy cut from the journal cards, distressed and inked.

 

Products Used on this Layout from Aug Kit:

* Mintey Papers: 7th Heaven: MT-7th-03

* Mintey Papers: 7th Heaven: MT- 7th – 06

* Mintey Papers: 7th Heaven: MT-7th-01

*Prima Say it in Crystals: Santorini #994280

*Prima Flowers: #631994

*Prima Flowers: #632014

*49 & Market: Flowers: Shimmer & Shine Blush Jardin Secret

*Creative Embellishments: Chipboard: Lanterns

*Blue Lace

From Previous Kit:

*Prima: Resin Icons Feathers #573355

From my stash:

*Versafine: Archival Ink Toffee

*Gesso: white

 

 

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“Always Beautiful” Sketch Challenge By Heather Thompson

Hello All, another sketch this month from Tres Jolie so beautiful and elegant.  This sketch showcases elements that could be used from the main kit.
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Here is my take on the sketch, I loved the different elements from the paper and did a fair amount of fussy cutting. I am not big fan on detail cutting but some of the papers are just perfect for that.
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Here are some close-ups for you.

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Such elegant elements for fussy cutting.

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I made a video, but I spared you the fussy cutting.

I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Forever Memories ~ Mixed Media Layout By Heather Thompson

I made another fun page from our recent trip over seas with the card kit, so  many more things you can make than just cards, why not a full layout page. This is a photo from our trip overseas,  my great friend Laneen and I eating at a little sidewalk cafe along in the wonderful city of Arnhem. These are truly forever memories. Tres Jolie Layout July 2018.jpg

I made a video of how this all came to be. I altered the photo to make it more vintage looking, and just went to town on putting it all together

Here are a few more close-ups.

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“Create” Mini Canvas with Rae

Happy Saturday!

I’m sharing a video tutorial using the July Mixed Media kit with a mini canvas I had lying around!

 

 

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Butterfly Canvas By Heather Thompson

Using inspiration from the beautiful mood board, I wanted to use something with the butterfly. I also incorporated the frames in the canvas. I Used products from the main kit and the mixed media kit.

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Using moulds from my stash, I made various butterflies and picked out the ones that i thought would look the best.

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Here is the video, a little longer than I usually make, I get how time is limited for most of us. Thank you for watching.

Here are a few close-ups of the canvas and the moulds.

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Mixed Media Monday

Hey everyone Kim here. I’m back today to share my project from the July¬†Mixed Media Kit. This kit is unlike other mixed media kits, where you just get the mediums. This kit gives you a project to complete, so you can use the mediums in the kit right away.

Let’s take a look at this month’s kit:

It’s got gesso (black, white and clear), mica powders, gum arabic, metals and a paintbrush to use all your mediums on. Paintbrushes are all the rage right now, so do miss out.

Here is what I created using my paintbrush:

Here are some close-ups:

I first adhered all my metals to the paint brush. Then I covered it all with a couple of coats of white gesso.

Once the gesso dried, I randomly added the mica powder 2 different ways. First I sprinkled some directly on the brush and misted with water. The second way was to make a mist using the gum arabic as a binding agent and the mica.

I found these amazing old spoons at a flea market and thought they would be the perfect embellishment for the paintbrush.

Here is a close up to see the texture:

I added micro beads to add texture and depth to the opening of the spoon and all around the handle. I also added some art stones from my stash. 

I have plenty of supplies left over to complete another paintbrush. I think I may go dark (black gesso) on my next one. Stay tuned…

Hope you liked my little explanation of my Mixed Media Monday project.

Here is my weekly tip: When covering items in gesso, especially items that have uneven surfaces use a dabber to get the gesso in all the little nooks and crannies. A large paint brush is good to cover flat surfaces.

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Altered Paint Brush with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Altering paintbrushes has been a real trend in the scrapbooking world for a while now, and Tres Jolie kits has an amazing mixed media kit this month that has a brush and A LOT of embellishments and mixed media to make your own! Check it out:

I just love how much mixed media you get- with white, black and clear gesso, the possibilities of different looks are abundant, combined with three different mica powders to boot!

Here’s the brush I made using the black gesso with all three colors of the mica powders.

I started my brush by gluing on a bunch of the embellishments. I did add a few items from my stash- the circles art Melange art pebbles from Prima Marketing.

For the next step I added two coats of black gesso, and letting it dry completely. Then I mixed up a batch of each color with water and gum arabic to create a permanent color on the black gesso.

On the bottom of the brush, I added the purple mica powder/water/gum arabic mixture. I could have let it air dry, but I wanted to give the bristles on the brush a worn texture, so I used a heat gun to melt the bristles.

On the side, I added the pink color. The colors mixed together nicely on the front of the brush, but I liked how this concentrated pink came out.

At the top of the brush, I added the blue mica mixture. I decided to not add as much mica on the circles because I wanted them to stand out. I added some pink wax paste to the circles after I finished applying all of the micas.

And, lastly here is a closeup to show how the mica colors blended together.

I’m anxious to get some more cheap brushes so I can try out the micas with the clear and white gessos.

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Shabby Chic Blank Layout By Heather Thompson

I was asked to make a gift for a mother and her new baby, I thought I would make a pretty layout and leave the photo blank, having kids of my own, I always tried to get the one special picture, just them and me. So this a shabby chic layout, only given the information of a little bit of pink white and silver. Hopefully this will work. Tres Jolie 12x12 page.jpg

Here is a short video for you all.

I hope you enjoy how elegant this all came together. Using very few supplies from my own stash, I created this beautiful page. Here are a few close-ups

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Mixed Media Kit Canvas by Ginny

Hello All,

I’m back with you today, this time with the Mixed Media kit from Tres Jolie Kits

These mixed media kits are fantastic, within the kit is a whole project to complete from start to finish, all the ‘mucky’ products (as I like to call all the paints and mediums lol) and the final embellishments to create your own masterpiece!

This months kit included a paint brush!
It has been great seeing what the other DT members came up with as you will find out!
And I’m looking forward to seeing photos of what you guys create too!

I used the paint brush and the embellishments to create a canvas.

Here it is…

The kit came with a boxed set of Mixed Media essentials from Finnabair Art Basics range.
These included clear gesso, black and white gesso in 2FL.OZ tubes, a good amount of each.
I have used the clear and the white on this project.

The canvas had a base coat of the clear gesso over it before anything else and then a coat of white gesso to create a good background.
Next I used a doily stencil from Prima with some Texture paste ( from last months mixed media kit)
and 4 doily patterns over the canvas overlapping it off the edges of the canvas.

Next came the fun part with the PearlEx colours. We had 3 gorgeous colours in the kit and the Gum Arabic. The Gum Arabic is a binder medium, mixed with the PearlEx and water it creates transparent water colours. It says on the pot to mix 1 part gum to 4 parts pigment (PearlEx) this creates a strong colour, I used a little less pigment to get a slightly softer colour.

Generally play around with amounts and strengths to get the colour and consistency that you want.
Over the spoon I used the gum and PearlEx but with not much water to get a thick consistency to sit in my spoon, the colour is stronger that way too.

I used the mixed watercolours over my canvas with a paint brush, one at a time allowing for some drying and using the palest colour first, building up a blended multi tonal effect.

When dry I added another layer of white texture paste with a different stencil. This stood out nicely then against the coloured background.

Next step is to choose your main embellishments. Mine obviously is the paint brush but also I wanted to include the gorgeous little light bulbs and the spoon!
These I have all stuck on the canvas with a soft gel medium. I find this sticks anything to a canvas really well. Allow time for it stick completely but you can still work on it whilst it is drying.

Stick the brush to the canvas with the gel medium. Paint over the brush with the white gesso and allow to dry. I then used the watercolours again on the brush running them down from the top of the brush to get a dripped effect.
When dry stick the spoon to the brush.

I used some of the Finnabair Mechanicals on the background too. Again these are stuck on with gel medium and then painted over with white gesso and the watercolours. I layered one up using the middle cut section of a doily from the main kit underneath it.

On top of the water coloured mechanicals I stuck the pretty little light bulbs ( I love these!)
At this point I switched to my hot glue gun to stick these embellishments. I set the bulbs on top of the Finnabair Mechanicals Wings and then decorated with flowers.

To finish the embellishment clusters off I did add some very pretty glass beads from my stash and a chippie word title painted in gesso and some pearls.

I used a sponge applicator to dab the tops of my flowers with white gesso and flicked some of the watercolours over the canvas to get a nice splattered effect.

I added some small detail with the microspheres from last months MM kit.
That’s the nice thing about these kits, you end up with a great stash of products which can then be used on future projects too.

The PearlEx in the spoon has been added over some soft mat gel just to make sure the thicker PearlEx solution did stick and stay where I wanted it too.

Project like these are so easy because really anything goes. There is no right or wrong way and each piece created is unique and individual to the person and creation. Just have fun, be brave and go with the flow and experiment. You cant go wrong!

Here is what you get in the Mixed Media Kit for July.
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July ATC’s Violet Silence By Heather Thompson

Lots of prettiness in the July kit, So many gorgeous flowers and embellishments. So for my first project this month, I choose to make some ATC’s with the ATC set that came with the card kit.

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I am not a big fan of purple but the paper collection Violet Silence from Lemon Craft is so over the top gorgeous, who wouldn’t love it.

I have a little video for you all today of the creative process, some background work with some cracked and then just a quick layer of flowers and embellishments.

Here are a few close-ups for your enjoyment.

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