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

 

 

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have fun creating with this August Kit. I cannot wait to see what you all do with the kit!

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Ginny  🙂

 

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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June Mixed Media Kit Butterfly

Hello all! Ginny here!

I’m back today with my 1st project made with the June Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie! I loved these butterflies from Prima to alter!

I have done a photo tutorial of my process in creating this altered piece.

So lets start…..  🙂

* I started with the Prima Matte Resins, I chose my butterfly to use with the stand.

*I gave the base a coat of gesso.

*To colour the butterfly and the base I used the Alcohol inks from the mixed media kit. 

*Put a drop of each colour on a craft sheet, I used some blending solution with the inks which makes them easier to use and then you get the blended/bleeding look.

*With a paint brush I roughly brushed over randomly the inks starting with the palest brown first and then the darker one to create a mottled effect. Drying slightly between each colour application

*When almost dry I then added the patina in various places over the top of the browns.

*I repeated this process with the stand.

*Also in the mixed media kit was the Magic Powder. I made a coloured paste with it and some beige acrylic pant and then added the paste in areas over the butterfly to add depth and texture.

*I cut some of the gorgeous green rhinestones from the kit and glued them on to the body of the butterfly. I added some cheesecloth to make the base of my embellishment cluster.

*I wanted to use some wording on my project, so I chose and cut out some words from the 13 Arts Paper All Good Things to use later.

*Now I built up the embellishment cluster using flowers and leaves from the June scrapbook kit, some smaller rhinestones cut into small lengths and draped over the cheesecloth and the leaves. Using some gel medium dabbed in places over the butterfly I then dropped some seed beads into it.

*I finished off with the cut out wording which I edged with some Viva Gold and then glued them onto the embellishment clusters.

*The base I did similarly with the cheesecloth first, then a leaf and flowers, gems and  wording.

*Lastly I used some more of the Viva Inka Gold from my own stash to the edges of the butterfly and to the antennae as well. 

*Gently push the butterfly onto the wire stand. There is a hole already in the base of the butterfly to do this.

*Now for a couple of close ups of the project.

Products used on this project.

Mixed Media Kit:

Prima: Matte Resin Craft Blanks Papillon

13 Arts: Magic Powder

Ranger: Texture Paste Opaque Matte

Tim Holzt: Alcohol Ink: Latte / Caramel / Patina

Prima: Relics & Artifacts 12″ Bohemian Jewels

13 Arts: Brown Microspheres 

Scrapbook Kit

Prima Flowers: #631239

13 Arts: Until Dawn: All Good Things

Other Products:

Tim Holzt: Adirondack Alcohol Blending Solution

Viva Inka Gold

Cheesecloth

Acrylic Paint: beige

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Thanks for stopping by the blog today,

Ginny  🙂