Altered Wings

How dreamy are those big metal wings in the mixed media kit this month?!  I had so many ideas for them, do I go all steampunk on them or sweet and flowery?  Since we had those awesome Prima flowers to play with I went more fairy dreamland with my thought process!

I basically just slathered the entire set of wings with the crackle paint, more as a base coat than for a crackle medium because I didn’t prep the wings first so I didn’t expect much actual crackling to occur.   It ended up kinda looking plasterish which I loved.

I also applied the crackle paint to the flowers as well and sprinkled the fine glitter over the wet paint on both the wings and the flowers.

When the paint was dry on the wings I gave them a wash with some diluted brown acrylic paint and then rubbed them with the Turquoise InkaGold to highlight them.

The flowers also got a light rubbing of the Turquoise InkaGold as well.

You can see all the details in my process video below!  Check it out!

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November Tres Jolie Kits – Mixed Media–Altered Paintbrush

Hello everyone! I’m up on the blog today sharing my altered paintbrush that I created for my Guest Design Team project for Tres Jolie Kits, using the November Mixed Media Kit!

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I loved the turquoise, Inka-Gold paint from Viva Décor that came in this months kit! It has a nice, smooth paste-like consistency, that can be put on with your finger or a brush straight from the container; or you can water it down as I did when I added it to the brush!


Watch me here:


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One of my favorite product types in the mixed media world is any type of “crackle” product, so I was more than happy to see the bottle of DecoArt® Media™ Crackle Paint in the November kit! I had added gesso to the paintbrush quite a few months ago, and when I put the gesso on the heart I added more, just because I had some extra.

On top of the gesso I added a nice, thick layer of the DecoArt® Media™ Crackle Paint. I let the crackle paint air dry before adding the turquoise Inka-Gold paint, that I watered down so it would really get into the cracks. I used a heat gun to dry the brush enough to move, but I let it finish air drying because the brush bristles can’t take too much heat!

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I used some gel medium to attach the Prima® flowers that came in the kit this month, and before I added the heart, I used the Prima® Silver Mica Powder from the kit to make my own glimmer-y, shimmery mist that I sprayed all over the flowers and brush!

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For the heart, after the gesso dried, I just started using my finger to rub on some of the turquoise paint. I also knew I wanted to add some of the mica powder so I sprinkled some on. In the end the paint and the mica just got mixed together with some water! Then I sprinkled more mica on it all to give it “lumps.” (All of this is probably easier to “explain” in the video!)

I let the mix air dry, which gave the water mixture time to pool, allowing the paint to create its own shading. After all of that was dried I sprayed the heart with Mod Podge Glossy Acrylic Sealer to keep the mica [lumps] from rubbing off. After the sealer had dried I, more or less, painted some Ranger Glossy Accents on the heart and gave it a light coating of the glitter from the kit.

For “timeless” I just used my fingers to rub on some of the turquoise paint straight on the chipboard (no gesso) then glued it down with some JudiKins Diamond Glaze.

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Dancing in the leaves

Hello again crafty friends! Jeanne here up on the blog, I’m back this week with a couple tags that I really enjoyed creating. Using the beautiful kit from the Cards, Tags, And More, I was truly inspired to keep the tags intact and not cut them smaller.

I love stamped images and don’t have a whole lot of them but the ones I do have I love to paper piece & if you have never tried it, I suggest u do especially if your intimidated by coloring images as I am. I do color the skin using Spectrum Noir Copic Markers. Aside from the cute Gorjuss girl images I layered papers from the kit on one of the tags as well as using the packaging from some Prima Marketing flowers from the kit on another tag.

 

       

Here are some photos I took as I was creating these, I applied Nuvo Mousse, colors Custard CreamToasted Almond  on the edges of the tags. I then added some of the papers from the kit. I used lace from the kit, I cut out some sentiments from one of the papers , some of the Prima leaves packet from the kit and other embellishments you might see on my tags.

These were super fun to create & if you would like to learn how to paper piece these or other stamped images, I am happy to do a tutorial or you can find many on YouTube. I do hope that you like what I have created with this beautiful kit from Tres Jolie. Continue reading “Dancing in the leaves”

Mixed Media Heart Ornament

Happy Tuesday y’all!  today I’m sharing a project I did with the little wooden heart that was in the November Mixed Media kits.  I have to admit, dispite it’s small size I was intemidated by it for some reason.  I really don’t know why!

The first thing I did was trace the heart onto some corrugated packing paper, cut it out and then apply it on to the heart.  Then I used some sandpaper to distress the edges.

Next I applied some of the Deco Art Crackle Medium to it and allowed it to crackle (you can use a heat or drying tool to help with this).  Once dried I applied some watered down acrylic paint to give it some pops of color.  Then I rubbed on some of the Turquoise Viva Ink Gold Rub.

Then I began to add my Prima Flowers.  I also added a bit of the Turquoise Viva Ink Gold rub to the flowers as well to add some color to them too.

Once I had the flowers all adhered on, I brushed on some matte gel medium to the flowers and sprinkled some of the fine glitter that was included in the kit for a little shine.

Finally I added some metal embellishments from my stash and tucked in some preserved reindeer moss.  I also rubbed that awesome Turquoise Ink Gold on one of the metal embellishments.  It adhered to the metal so well and dried super quick.

I hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for stopping by today!!

In My Heart

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the November scrapbook kit. The new papers from Prima Marketing are so pretty. the colors are amazing. I’m really enjoying working with this kit. I know I say this almost every month, but this is becoming one of my favorite kits.

If you haven’t seen the kit, here it is:

Here is the layout I created with it:

I have used this photo a time or two before. It’s one of my favorites of my mom. It just goes so perfectly with these papers.

 I embossed chipboard rose leaves using 2 different embossing powders. One is from a past kit.  I used the ink in the kit to go around my title.

How about some close-ups:

Here you can see a close up of the embossed rose leaves with the 2 different colors.

More chipboard pieces that were embossed.

Here you can see where I tor and layered patterned papers and doilies.

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November Scrapbook Kit spotlight

Hello! We hope you all  have plans for fantastic weekend!

In case you didn’t know, our November reveal was about a week ago, and the design team has already been showcasing their projects made with the scrapbook kit on the blog. Kim has created a fabulous  kit witch featured brand new  papers from Prima Marketing. Plus other little things that add the perfect touches to your scrapbook projects. This kit is perfect for all kinds of projects!

Take a look at the picture below:

And for more details, check out the kit video:

And, here’s what we’ve shown you so far on the blog this month:

A layout by Kim inspired by this months mood board:

Here is a sneak peek of another layout created by Kim:

 

If you want to see more details of any of these projects, look back through the previous posts on our blog!

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Holiday Contest

Hey everyone, Kim here. In the November kit reveal blog post, I hinted around to another contest this month in addition to our monthly mood board challenge. Well I’m here today to announce the contest.

The holidays are fast approaching us, and I know a lot of you LOVE to make your own decorations for the holidays. I love looking at all the handmade decorations, so why not make this a contest about those decorations.

To enter the contest, we want to see your NEW handmade holiday decorations. It doesn’t matter if they are for Thanksgiving or Christmas (or whatever holiday you celebrate in between).

Here are the rules:

  1. The project must be made new for this years holidays.
  2. The project (along with a brief description) must be loaded to the Tres Jolie Facebook group contest folder or it will not be included in the judging.
  3. The project can be any type of paper craft or mixed media project (home decor included).
  4. The project MUST be holiday themed.
  5. It’s not required, but the use of products from any Tres Jolie Kits would be nice to see (and need to be included in the project description).
  6. There is a maximum of 2 entries per person.
  7. Lastly, have fun.

Prizes, did some one say prizes. Of course there will be prizes. We will award the top 2 vote getters a holiday themed mixed media kit. If you have every received a prize from Tres Jolie, you know we are very generous with our prizes.

So, when does this contest end? I know we need to give you time to create as well as time to enjoy the upcoming holidays. So the contest deadline is:

 Have your project(s) uploaded to the contest folder no later than Midnight CST December 15th, 2019.

If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below or email us at Kim@Tresjoliekits.com

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Memories Of My Mother By: Jeanne Rodriguez

Hi Tres Jolie family! Jeanne here today on the Tres Jolie blog with my first design team project! I was super thrilled when I received my very first kit from Kim! I am creating using the Cards, Tags, & more and absolutely love the papers I used from Ciao Bella Papers!

It was the perfect collection at this time not only because of it being fall and the colors are stunning but November is a special month for me. It is a bittersweet thing because on November 9th it would have been my moms 95th birthday but on November 8th 2017 was when she passed away. I wanted to create something in her memory so I came up with an altered embroidery hoop.

                                               I loved that background paper I used out of the A4 paper pad from Ciao Bella Sounds of Autumn , I did some fussy cutting of some of the leaves as well as using some of the leaves from Prima Marketing Fall Pine pack & Prima Marketing Autumn Sunset pack which came in this beautiful kit.

If you would like to take a look at my unboxing video you can do so  here . I do hope that you like what I have created as my first project using this kit and I’m excited to share with you the rest of my upcoming projects this month!

So a big “THANK YOU”  for taking time to read my blog post today!!  I’ll be back!! ~Hugs~ Jeanne

 

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November Tres Jolie Kits – Mixed Media – Altered Wings

Hello everyone! I’m up on the blog today sharing my altered wings, Guest Design Team project for Tres Jolie Kits, using the November Mixed Media Kit!

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Before I added any mediums I separated the layers of “feathers” and used a little pair of jewelry wire wrapping pliers to add some random curls to random feathers. I didn’t have a plan, I just picked a feather and curled!


Watch me here:


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I loved the turquoise, Inka-Gold paint from Viva Decor that came in this months kit, as you can probably tell from these wings! I found a way to use it just about everywhere! I added it to the wings, the pieces behind the flowers, and I watered it down to add to three of the kraft colored flowers from the 16 piece Prima® flower set that also came in the November Mixed Media Kit.

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One of my favorite product types in the mixed media world is any type of “crackle” product, so I was more than happy to see the bottle of DecoArt® Media™ Crackle Paint in the November kit! After gluing my various Prima® Trinkets together (which I might add, all came from previous Tres Jolie kits!) with some E6000® I added a layer of gesso, let it air dry, and followed with a nice, thick layer of the DecoArt® Media™ Crackle Paint. I let the Crackle Paint air dry before adding the turquoise Inka-Gold paint.

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I didn’t gesso the Creative Embellishments chipboard piece because I wanted the natural brown to come through to go with the rustic feel of the wings. I just used water and the silver mica powder by Prima® from the kit, to give a random coating.

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For the final touches I gave a light dusting of the glitter from the kit by brushing on some Ranger® Glossy Accents on the Trinkets, chipboard, and flowers before sprinkling on the glitter.

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Here you can see how I used the Inka-Gold paint to complement the patina that came on the wings. I didn’t want to cover all of the patina effect, but I also wanted the wings to “match” my flower cluster a little.


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Crackle Pumpkin

Hey y’all!  This is Michelle and today is my first official Design Team blog post!!  Woot!!

I’m going to be working with the Mixed Media kit this month and for my first project I got my kit but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with the main elements of the kit just yet.  You know when you get a delish kit in the mail and you are scared to tare into it because it’s so awesome.  Yeah.  That.  *This is not an endorsement to start harding you kit stash!!* LOL  I did end up using the rest of my kit!  LOL

But I was anxious to get started and wanted to play with the amazing art mediums that were in there!  So I reached for my dollar store bag of fall decor that I had just picked up and pulled out this rather bland BRIGHT styrofoam pumpkin and decided to give it some Tres Jolie Mixed Media LOVE!

From there I just went nuts!  After prepping it well (you can see the full details in my process video below) I rubbed it with the Turquoise InkaGold and gave it a coat of the DecoArt crackle paint then layered on a wash of some diluted orange acrylic paint.

I even gave it new life with a fresh new twig stem and some preserved moss from the floral department and topped it with one of the Prima flowers from the kit.  I added a light rub of the InkaGold to the flower as well to brighten it up too.  ANNNND…there is some glitter and mica power sheen sprinkled on there to give it some sparkle like any self respecting fairytale pumpkin should have!

It just doesn’t even look like the same pumpkin!  Y’all go check out the video and see the transformation!

So if you are anxious about ripping into you pretty new kit projects or at the very end of your kit and just have your mediums left to play with, this is a great project for you!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my first Tres Jolie post!  I think I’m gonna like it here!  (Yes I sang that in my best Annie voice) lol!