Mixed Media Decor with Rae

Hello, everyone!

Today I’m sharing my project that I made using the September Mixed Media kit, featuring this lovely wooden heart decor, Prima Marketing Rust Pastes in Northern Lights, some new Prima Marketing Melange Art Pebbles in Sugar, along with some sea shells and assorted white roses.

Here’s what I came up with:

And here’s how I created this background with the pastes:

The one thing that is critical to using the pastes is if you want to blend the colors, you need to work quickly because they dry fast, or at least in my climate which is pretty much devoid of humidity!

I took the lightest color of the pastes, Powder Blue, and added to each of the wood panels. I knew I wanted this to be the base for the other colors because I wanted them to be lighter than the shades they are directly out of the jar.

 

I quickly added some of the turquoise paste, making sure it was int he same direction of the wood panels. 

And once I added the amount I wanted, I added tiny amounts of the purple paste,

and then blended the colors together.

Once I had the background done, I added a couple of things from my stash to help create a focal point- the resin circle frame, a pice of chipboard shaped like a clock, and some cheesecloth.

You can see the Prima art pebbles under the quote- I added a light coat of white gesso to them to soften them up and blend with the design.

Once I glued the flowers, shells, and art pebbles, I took the purple and turquoise pastes and added a bit of water and gave the flowers a wash of the purple, and I added the turquoise to the shells, and surrounding areas.

Here’s another close up.

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The Tides Gone Out – Mixed Media Kit

Happy Friday!!!!

Today its the turn of the September Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie Kits!
And its a fantastic kit, especially as I have made a project relating to my favourite place …. the beach! My thoughts with this project was to create a piece of work titled ‘The tides gone out’.

Below is the contents of the Mixed Media Kit, with this lovely wooden heart from Darice ready to alter.

 

The lovely yummy goodies included to get messy with are from Prima, I’ve wanted to use these for ages, the Art extravagance Texture Fantasy Northern Lights, and I wasn’t disappointed!

I have used some extra mixed media products to create my textured background for the main kit products to be used on top off .

 

Here is a photo tutorial of my process in making this project.

 

I used some lattice chipboard pieces I had left over and painted them with a coat of gesso.

I very roughly painted the Darice Wooden heart so give it a shabby look. I really did splodge the paint on to give a very rough texture. When dry I added a couple pieces of roughly torn corrugated card.

And the pieces of chipboard lattice.

These had a light coat of gesso.
I then tied some string around the heart in two places and tied big loose bows. This is all to add texture and a little detail. Not all of this will show by the time we have finished… maybe only the bow bits.

Next I mixed the 3d balls and the micro seeds with some texture paste.

mixed together to create this….

Using a palette knife I then scraped this over some of the areas where I have been adding texture details.

After that I used another of my favourite products and that is Snow Tex, not just for snow effects!
I added this again with a palate knife and applied this quite lumpy so it dries with a raised look to it.

I allowed all this mixed media to dry before carrying on. The picket fence piece is wood and this was simply glued on.

To give a beachy/ seaside feel I love to use this spongy moss. It adds depth and a natural look to the theme we are trying to create.

The flowers were added next, these blend in perfectly and remind me of the drifts of flowers I see near the coast in Pembrokeshire.

Then it was the turn of the shells! And what a selection of shells there are!
I loved going through these and adding them to the project.
I tried to group them up and laid some on their sides so they looked like they were just laying how they had been left when the sea went out.
I also added the glittery Art pebbles at this point too.

Now for the ‘messy’ bit as I like to call it! 🙂
I put a small amount of each colour in my tray and started work with the darkest colour first.
The first colour I used as it was with no added water……

….. and using a stipple brush I dabbed the colour over the texture places I wanted to start the colour. My idea here is that its puddles and ponds of sea left caught from the tides oing out in the pebbles and shells.
Add a small amount, step back have a look and see where you want more, its completely choice as to how mad you go with these products, remember you will be calming it all down with the lighter colours on top in a minute.

Next do the same with the middle teal colour, using the stipple brush over the top of the dark blue.

I then gently spritzed this teal coloured layer with water to make it ‘run’ a little and then dried it with a heat gun.

The 3rd very pale blue colour I applied with a paint brush, over the other two colours.

When I had finished using the pale blue paste over the project I watered the remainder down to make a ‘wash’

I used this ‘wash’ over the bare top part of the heart.

Lastly I added a quote from one of the papers, cut out and edges distressed with the edges tipped with some of the pastes to blend into the background.

And there we go…… my finished project.

Here are some close ups of the finished project.

 

 

Products used in this project:

Mixed Media Kit
* Darice – Wooden Pallet Heart
* Prima Art Extravagance Texture Fantasy – Northern Lights
* Prima Art Ingredients Melange – Vintage Art Pebbles
* I am Roses – mixed white flowers
* Darice – Natural Shells

From my stash

* Gesso – white
* Snow Tex
* Ranger Texture Paste
* Pentart 3d balls
* Brown Microbeads
* Soft Matt Gel
* Brown string
* Dusty attic Lattice Chipboard
* Corrugated cardboard
* Wooden Picket fence
* Sea Moss

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Ginny 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Mum’ fussy cut layout by Ginny

Hello crafty peeps!

This is my last project for this month using the August kit for Tres Jolie Kit Club!

I have really enjoyed creating with this kit. The papers were lovely and I enjoyed all the fussy cutting that I was able to do with them.
This layout is kind of a double page to go with my previous layout earlier in the month which can be found on this link http://shabbypapers.blogspot.com/2018/08/mintay-layout-for-tres-jolie-kits.html
I used the same Mintay papers but swopped the colours from pink with blue highlights on the other layout to Blue with pink highlights on this one. I also used the same torn edged border but turned it to vertical instead of horizontal. The same flowers/colours/designs were copied onto this layout and obviously a double page about my Mum as she is in both photos.
These photos were taken as we sat in the garden talking on a lovely summers day a couple of months ago.
Here it is….

I have a photo step by step process for you to follow to see how I created this layout.

I used 4 mists in total. The first three colours I splattered using the nozzle removed from the bottle and shaking the nozzle and tube over the paper and the 4th, the blue chalk mist I sprayed normally to get more coverage. I tipped the paper up vertically after spraying to get the mist to run down the paper.

After drying I applied some texture paste with a stencil.

I inked the torn edges of the feature border paper and layered the blue lace from the kit underneath one side.

I added a strip of another contrasting paper under the other side, also torn and inked.

My photo I layered on…. yes you’ve guessed it, a torn paper layer and inked the edges.

I chose 4 journal cards, distressed the edges and inked

And then arranged them around my photo using double sided tape.

I then cut some fussy cutting out of the 12×12 Mintay papers and inked the edges.

I backed these with a small piece of cardboard to lift them of the papers and journal cards to add some depth to the design.

These were then slotted into my photo and journal card layers.

This arrangement was then stuck onto the background papers again with some cardboard behind it to lift of the background papers.
I added a fussy cut floral piece to the top right corner of the photo again backed with cardboard.

Next came the flower cluster….. a simple one with not too many flowers.

Add two smaller blue flowers to the main structure of the feature flower and the 2 leaves.

And then fill in with the smaller flowers.

I then finished off by adding some of he very pretty dazzler gems.

Voila!

 

Here are some close ups of the layout:

Products used on this layout;

From the Kit;

* Mintay; 7th Heaven; MT-7th-02
* Mintay; 7th Heaven; MT-7th-04
* Prima; Santorini Collection; Summer is around the Corner
* Blue Lace
* Prima Flowers; #631994
* Prima Flowers; #632014
* Prima; say it in Crystals; Santorini #99428

From my stash;

* Prima; ColorBloom Mist; Soft Teal
* Prima; ColorBloom Mist; Antique Gold
* Tattered Angels Mist; Crème de la Rouge
* Cosmic Shimmer: Chalk Mist; Pastel Blue
* Versafine: Archival Ink: Toffee

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Ginny 🙂