Butterfly “Canvas” by Rae

Happy Saturday!

Today I’m sharing a “canvas” I made using some products from both the June scrapbook and mixed media kits. It’s not actually a canvas- I upcycled the Prima Marketing resin feather packaging which is a 4 in. X 12 in. box.

 

I flipped the box over and used the flat part. I cut a piece of the Prima Marketing Vintage Floral paper and glued it to the wood. In the closeup below, you can see some of the details- I added some stenciling using the Ranger paste from the mixed media kit in random spots on the paper, and then I added some gold wax paste over the stenciling to give it a bit of definition, and I also added some around the edges of the project.

I added some embellishments- the Prima Marketing metal ladder, and some Little Birdie roses and leaves that I dry-brushed using some white gesso.

I added some Prima Marketing rhinestone chain pieces from the mixed media kit to the leaves for added interest. I also added some wax paste to the roses.

This is one of the large resin butterflies from the mixed media kit. I painted it with a mixture of the Ranger paste and patina alcohol ink which became very light. The butterfly body is made from a couple of things from my stash0 The long swirl is a resin piece I made using a mould. In the center is a metal piece. Once glued together. I added some wax paste to highlight the texture and to give the center some definition. I finished off the butterfly by adding more of the green rhinestone chain.

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Join Us for the June Sketch Challenge!

Hi, everyone!

If you haven’t heard, Tres Jolie has a monthly challenge, and this month, it’s a sketch challenge, based on this lovely sketch created by Tres Jolie Kits owner, Kim. How lovely is this?

All of our designers have used the sketch using the June kit. Take a look:

Kim:

Phyllis:

Ginny:

Heather:

Rae:

And we are THRILLED to see some of you have already joined us in the fun! Here’s some amazing layouts from our subscribers:

Donna:

Jan:

Betty:

CJ

Wanna play along? It’s simple: while we would LOVE for you to use our June kit (There are still a few available HERE!), it is not REQUIRED. Simply create a layout using the sketch and upload it to our sketch challenge photo album in the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe on Facebook by the end of the month!

So, if you don’t have any plans this weekend, play along!

Remember Layout with Rae

 

Happy Saturday!

Today I am sharing the last layout I made with the June kit.  And, I challenged myself to not use my paper distresser, which I rarely do. But, sometimes I really enjoy the look of sharp edges, and I thought the different patterns of the Prima Marketing and 13 Arts papers would look nice just inked with black chalk ink. I love the muted colors of these papers so much and I thought it would be nice to add some contrast the contrast of adding black, paired with a black and white photo. Here’s the result:

Here’s a closeup of the edges of the papers that I heavily added chalk ink to. And, you can see the beautiful black lace from the kit peeking out between some of the layers.

Under my photo I added a few different layers of items: I did a bunch of fussy cutting of the Prima Marketing paper that had the pink roses, and I also did the same thing on some of the 13 Arts papers with flowers as well. The pink Prima Marketing flowers from the kit match papers perfectly!

I did add a couple of things from my stash- some bluish-green flowers to coordinate with the papers, and also some chipboard that is a quatrefoil that I added some black and gold embossing powders to.

For balance of the design, I added an embellishment cluster at the bottom left of the layout. I added some resin feathers, pink roses, Creative Embellishments berry chipboard, all from the kit, and I added more of the blue flowers and chipboard from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! If you still haven’t purchased a June kit, you can purchase one HERE on the home page, or even better, subscribe!  

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!