‘Roses’ canvas by Ginny

Welcome to my second project of the month for Tres Jolie October Kit.

Today I thought I would share with you my Mixed Media Kit Project.

This month we had a lovely large square canvas and the gorgeous watercolours from Prima. What a treat to be able to create with these!

 

Here is the Mixed Media Kit

 

 

And so lets look at a few photos of how I created this canvas.

 

 

I only used a limited amount of colours from the Metallic Accents set for this canvas. I kept to all the pinks and paler colours through to the grey.
With a wide 3/4 inch paint brush I painted on the various colours one at a time in random spots over the background of the canvas, letting them blend and run together to create a marbled effect. Later I used a smaller brush to add some paint splats.

 

 

The water colour paint are so easy to use. I start them off with a spray of water to activate them and use them from the individual pots, I also use the palette tray in the lid, to blend some of the colours together and to add more water to get a really watery mixture going for a ‘wash’.

 

 

The chipboard pieces were in the scrapbook kit. These I simply covered with a white embossing powder.

 

 

I used the journal card sheet, cut them all up individually, distressed the edges and backed them onto a piece of light 12×12 paper from the scrapbook kit and distressed those too.

 

 

I fussy cut these flower clusters out from one of the 13 Arts papers

 

 

I splatted some of the metallic paint on the background

 

 

Now to layer up the design. I used some cardboard behind some of the journal cards to ‘lift’ them up. This enabled me to slot under the chipboard pieces.

 

 

Add the fussy cut floral pieces

 

 

Next came the flowers, again I only used the pink flowers from the selection in the mixed media kit.

 

I used one of the silver metal frames from the scrapbook kit and added a cut piece of patterned paper to the inside. I then covered the paper with a thick layer of crackle glaze. This was slid into the card layers too.

 

Lastly I then splattered the paler metallic paint over the entire canvas and tipped the edges of the flowers with the metallic paint too.

 

 

Here are some close ups of the finished canvas….

 

Mixed Media Kit Contents

Prima Marketing 12×12 Watercolor Panel

Prima Marketing Metallic Accents-Pastel

Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Paint-White Pearl

Prima Marketing Art Alchemy Paint-Soft Satin

Prima Marketing Watercolor brush pen set

Mixed Color puffy flowers

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Ginny 🙂

 

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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Happy creating!

Ginny 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

September Mood Board Layout by Ginny Hickmott

 

Hello!!  Ginny here with you all today!

It’s the beginning of the month again and a brand new Tres Jolie Kit!
This one is GORGEOUS!

I loved the neutral colours in the papers with a pop of the green colour coming through. I am not a fan of green but these are subtle and I loved working with them.

The mixed media kit this month is fantastic too, and my project took me back to my favourite place to be… the beach… you can see that project on the 14th…

My first project this month is a layout made with the scrapbooking kit. It is also my LO created for the mood board challenge this month too.

So lets show you my layout….

 

 

And here is the Mood Board for this month challenge.

 

I hava a photo process for you, so here goes….

This LO had a mixed media background, I have used a lot of paint in layers and dried each application of paint as I have gone along with a heat tool. The paint is from my stash and not included in the kit.

I started by painting the background paper with clear gesso. this primes the paper and makes it much more resistant to the use of mixed media and ‘wet’ products to help keep the paper from buckling and being misshapen. Dry with a heat tool.
I then started with my first paint, the DA Mountain Meadow.
There is no neat way to do this… when I say I splat the paper with a loaded paint brush that is exactly what I do! Just make sure your working area is clear of anything you do not want covered in paint!
After splatting the paint on I then brushed it over the centre of the paper a little as in the photo below.
Dry with heat tool.

Next is the gesso layer… white.
I watered the gesso down a bit, 1/3 water to 2/3 gesso, this just makes it splat/flick easier and gives a slightly more transparent coverage….

Again then brush the gesso to cover the centre of the paper….dry with heat tool.

 

Next the second green, the Peppermint Tea, love that name!
Each application of paint ends up covering a smaller space so you can still see the previous colours. Dry.

 

Now I added the grey paint and dried again

 

The next step is the stencilling. This stencil was in the Prima Flirty Fleur mixed pack of flowers, ephemera and stencil.
Using a texture paste add random patches of detail over the painted area keeping it mainly to the outside edges of the paint so I still shows after the photo has been added to the centre.

Paint the creative embellishment chipboard piece with gesso. This may need a couple of coats depending on the coverage you want.

 

Dry the gesso and then using the Nuvo Crystal drops ‘draw’ along all the flourishes to create a 3d effect Allow to dry naturally.

 

 

I decided to add some stamping too. I chose a stamp from my stash and used Black Soot Distress Ink to stamp the details around the outside area of the paint.

Now adhere the photo to the layout. I backed my photo with cardboard to lift it off the background paper. I then glued the chipboard piece over the top of the photo.

I chose some small cutouts from the Prima Papers and cut them into two….

And pushed them into the layers on opposite sides of the photo/chippy.

Now arrange the flowers, slotting some underneath the chippy and some on top.
I put one cluster at the bottom left ‘corner’ and then the top right ‘opposite corner’.

The second cluster, to balance the design of the LO.

Last little details, add one of the Resin Butterflies on top of the chipboard.

And lastly add some of the black glitter gems.

Here are some close ups at different angles to show you the layers.

 

Products Used on this Layout:

From the Kit

* Prima Marketing: Flirty Fleur Collection: Something Floral
* Prima Marketing: Flirty Fleur: So Lovely
* Prima Marketing: Flowers ~634551 & Stencil
* Creative Embellishments: Flourish Circle
* Nuvo Crystal Drops: Silver Lining
* Darice: Gems: Glitter Black
* Prima Marketing: Resin Icons: Insects #573317

From my Stash

* The Dusty Attic Acrylic Paint DA0916 Mountain Meadow
* Indigo Blu: Englisg Cottage Acrylic Paint: Peppermint Tea
* Kaisercraft Paint: Cool Grey
* Ranger: Texture Paste Opaque White

Here is the scrapbook kit that I used for this layout.

 

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Mixed Media Layout By Heather Thompson

 

Hi everyone, Heather here today to share a mixed media layout made with the Tres Jolie Main Kits and some elements from the Mixed Media Kit.

While trying to finish up some much needed holiday albums, I picked a photo of us visiting the the Wreck of 10 Sails. A spot where 10 British Ships en-route to the United States all wrecked on the reefs of the Cayman’s back in 1794.

TJ Layout August 2018

Such simple moments like these do make good memories, it was such a scenic view and the history behind the reef was just amazing.

This layout was a bit more simple for  me, I see layouts that are very elegant with very minimal layers and I wonder if I can try it am actually make something worth showing. So I have been experimenting with a ton less layers than I am used to.

I started with the mixed media kit on the background using various embossing powders. The powders I used were from Lindy’s;

I made a video if you want to follow along with the creative process.

Here are a few close ups

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Mixed Media Canvas

Hello all,

Today I’m sharing my canvas I created with the Tres Jolie Kits August Mixed Media Kit.
In the kit you get this unusual triangle shaped canvas, some fabulous mixed media products, a stencil and some Prima flowers!

Let me show you how I went about creating this canvas with the following photo tutorial.

Here is the contents of the Mixed Media Kit.

This is the wonderful range of mixed media products from 13 Arts.
The rainbow colours can be used in a variety of ways, I have used them in a couple of different ways to show you.

The first way I used the rainbow colour was by making my own coloured modelling/texture paste.
I mixed a tiny amount of the rainbow colour into the modelling paste. Start of with a tiny amount, you can always add more to strengthen the colour afterwards.

On the blank canvas I painted a layer of clear gesso to create a good surface to use mixed media.
I then mixed some of the blue rainbow colour with water on my brown craft mat, my second way of using it. I splattered the colour across the canvas and let it run over the canvas to create a washed look like in the picture below.

I let the colour run over the sides so wat ever angel you look at the canvas from you will always some.

I chose some journal cards as my feature to the canvas, and distressed the edges.

Next was the stencilling. I used the pink modelling paste I prepared earlier and using the stencil from the kit I used it over the canvas on the front and also the sizes.

I loved the effect this stencil gave…

Once dry I laid out the journal cards to work out my design.

I decided I didn’t want to keep the flowers white and wanted pink ones.
The third way of using the rainbow colour is to make a mist and put it in a bottle for easy application. Again you only need a small amount of colour powder to mix with water. A bottle is better to keep it in as you can give the product a good shake.

I spritzed over the flowers to make them a pink colour and leave to dry

I then started adding my embellishments. This string type material is from my stash but added a little detail to my embellishments. I added this underneath the flowers.

I then clustered up the Prima flowers I coloured pink, some of the leaves ( left white in colour) and a couple of resin feathers from last months kit.

I added some of the Santorini Say it with Crystals around the canvas.

I left the texture paste stencilled verse free of embellishments around it so it could be easily read as I thought this was a nice erse to read.

Then I used the white ink by splatting it liberally over the embellishments and canvas and allowed it to ‘run’ in places in dribbles.

Lastly I used the blue rainbow colour again by mixing it with water on my craft mat and the painting with it. coloured the edges of the flowers petals like in the picture below.

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Products used on this project;

* Darice; ‘Create & Connect’ Squangles 12x12x12 Canvas
* 13 Arts; Mixed Media Stencil; Always the Music
* 13 Arts; Ayeeda Modelling Paste Medium Chalk
* 13 Arts; Ayeeda Paint Rainbow Colours ; Pink
; Sky Blue
* 13 Arts; Ayeeda Ink Splash White
* 13 Arts; Ayeeda Mist Patina Bronze
* Prima Flowers Box; #586690

Here are some close ups of the canvas.

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Mixed Media project

Hey everyone Kim here, today I am sharing my project I made with with Mixed Media Kit. If you don’t know about our mixed media kits, let me tell you about them. The kit is filled with not only mediums, but a project so you can use our kits right out of the box.

Here is our August Mixed Media kit. It is filled with mediums from 13 arts and a really fun shaped canvas and some seashells. You can subscribe to our kits here.

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Here is the project I created using the kit:

I have a video of me creating this canvas. Here it is:

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Shabby Chic Canvas With Heather Thompson

I got the pleasure of playing with the mixed media kit from Tres Jolie this month. It was a fresh mix of colour and textures. Combining it with elements from the main kit, I made a pretty shabby chic canvas.

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Here is a short video to watch.

Enjoy the close-ups.

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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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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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