Tres Jolie Kit Club – *Follow Along With Us* – July Mixed Media Kit – A Day At the Beach

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!

Today I’m bringing you my first project for this month using the Mixed Media Kit. Recently, we have had some requests for more detailed instructions for the projects we create, so last month we started the “Follow Along With Us” series, where each month we will focus on a different kit and create a project using only items from that kit, staple items (i.e. glues), and/or household items (ex: isopropyl [rubbing] alcohol). For this project, I created a video to follow along with and I hope I didn’t overexplain or underexplain anything!

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Because alcohol inks dry so quickly, this was a rather quick project to put together! I just grabbed up my gel medium to adhere the flowers and photo, which I mounted on some cardboard for rigidity, and my rubbing alcohol that works well as an alcohol ink blending solution.

Check out my video for the full details and process, and make it with me!


Now, how about some close-ups?

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The top of the larger flower cluster on the left of the photo. You can also see some of the blending between the three alcohol inks, and the splattering of the “Snow Cap” Mixative.

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A close-up of the blending for the sky. As you can see, the splatters give a sense of depth depending on how much the “Snow Cap” reactivated the color behind it.

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I hope you enjoyed this project and it helped you in using the items from the kit this month! Make sure you keep an eye out each month for more of our “Make It With Us” videos and/or written instructions! I’ll be back next week with my project using that beautiful art deco chipboard from A.B. Studio.


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July Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed Media kit

In addition to items from this month’s kit, I used:
70% Isopropyl Alcohol (AKA Rubbing Alcohol), Ranger/Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution, Blending Tool, & Alcohol Ink Application Felt, make-up wedge, drinking straw, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, BEST 1” Double Sided Tape, Krylon Workable Fixatif, Ranger Mini Mister

Tres Jolie Kit Club-June 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Altered Box

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!

Today I’m bringing you my third Mixed Media Kit project of June, an altered box. I’ve been keeping this box around since I ate the candy that was in it back in December. I knew I’d eventually find a way I wanted to use it!

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It took me building up a few layers of mediums to get the look I wanted, check out the video below to see how it all (finally!) came together.



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To the lid of the box, I added some ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board & “Candy” (flatbacks), cabochons, resin flowers from my stash, and some of the glass glitter that had come in the April 2020 Mixed Media Kit. For the roses, I used Lindy’s Magical Powder to give them their color, and the Gilding Polish on the cabochons.

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You can see how I made a double crackle effect by layering some Tim Holtz “Crazing” Distress Medium (from my stash) on top of the Cosmic Shimmer Crackle Paste from this month’s kit. Then, to really bring out the “Crazing” cracks, I rubbed in some of the Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish from the kit.

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I hope you enjoyed this project, and that it gave you some ideas of what the mediums can do that came with this month’s kit! I’ll see you again in July!


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June 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed media kit

In addition to items from this months kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board “Heart Lattice” Elements & Candy “Cotton Candy,” *13@rts White Gesso, *Darice “Vintage Gold” Glass Glitter, Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium “Crazing,” *Creative Imaginations-Luminart Twinkling H2Os “Scarab Beetle,” Krylon Workable Fixatif, FabriTac, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Ranger Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz Distress Collage Brushes, Mod Podge Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer, Upcycled Candy (Ferro Rocher) Container, Unbranded Rose Molds & Cabochons, Amazing Cast Resin

Tres Jolie Kit Club-June 2020 Mixed Media Kit-“Today”

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!

Today I’m bringing you, well, “Today”!! A kind of shabby, kind of rustic memo board I created using items from the kit, items from my stash, and some scrap door casing.

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I love how the crackle paint came out on this! I gave me the aged look I was really wanting! Check the video to see how everything went together!



As I mentioned in the video, this project went together rather quickly! I let the flowers air dry so the color could bleed how it wanted, and with the help of my heat gun, the mediums were dry in no time!

Here are some close-ups of that beautiful cracking:

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Aren’t those cracks just amazing? I think it’s some of the best cracking I’ve had. Ever!

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I love the bit of sparkle with Lindy’s Magical Powder, it goes so well with that shine from the Metallic Gilding Polish.

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To get that aged look on the frame I layered the crackle paste on top of a coat of Lindy’s Magical Powder. Because Lindy’s is water-based it was easily reactivated and absorbed by the paste!

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This isn’t in the video, because I thought of it later, but I added a light coating of some Tim Holtz Matte Collage Medium on clothespin that has the polish. Just enough to add some protection to being touched!

I hope you enjoyed this project and that it gave you some ideas of what can be done using items from this month’s kit!


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June 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Already Sold Out!

Mixed media kit

 

In addition to items from the June 2020 Mixed Media Kit (from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Darice Wire Accents “Rusty,” *13@rts White Gesso, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Scrap Door Casing, Bella Blvd – Ciao Chip – “Today,” Tim Holtz Matte Collage Medium

Tres Jolie Kit Club – June 2020 Cards, Tags & More Kit – Envelope Notebook

Hi, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!

Today I’m bringing you a little journal I created using the Simple Stories line that was in this month’s Cards, Tags, & More kit. As soon as I saw the kit I knew what I wanted to do with those papers, frames, and stickers! I didn’t go in with a plan of action, just a vague goal for the finished product, but I eventually made my way through all my own confusion and got it done!

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Those chipboard frames made perfect window pockets! Check out my video to get an idea of what I did! And below the video, you’ll find photos of the pages! I think it is easier to “explain” this project with the video, especially since it is mostly just clueing papers down, but I do give a bit of an overview as I work on the first couple of pages. If you just want to see the end result, I do a final overview around the 37:40 mark.



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I used all of that Simple Stories paper pad, as well as all the stickers and frames, putting this together! By the end, I was having to fill in places with parts of the cover, as explained in the video!

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June 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Card kit

In addition to items from the Cards, Tags, & More Kit (from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*12×12 White Cardstock (6 of the 7 sheets were from the April 2020 Cards Kit), Fancy Pants Designs – Clear Creative Books – Transparent Die Cuts, Hampton Art Black Flower Overlays, Sizzix Big Shot Plus, Sizzix – Tim Holtz – “Stitched Slots” Thinlits, LineCo 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape, BEST Double Sided Tape – 1” & 1/4”, We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile II, ReneaBouquets Teal Tulle, Memoires Parisiennes – the wide lace, Sizzix Big Shot Plus, We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, Spellbinders Nestabilities – Standard Circle, Dark Brown Thread, Ranger 3.5” Brayer, Recollections 2.5” Circle Punch, Fiskars 1.5” Circle Punch, We R Memory Keepers 3 Way Corner Punch, Spellbinders Tool n One, Martha Stewart Scallop Dot Edge Punch, We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife, Unbranded Eyelets, The Paper Studio Album Rings

Tres Jolie Kit Club-June 2020 Sketch Challenge

Hey, all!

Today I’m bringing you the project I did for this month’s sketch challenge (sketch image below the video)! I love A.B. Studio papers, and I almost always think they should be turned into some kind of notebook or journal! Maybe it’s because they are so all so awesome I just want to see them all at once! And with Tres Jolie Kits, I get to see a lot of A.B. Studio!
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I didn’t entirely think up this project on my own, I knew I wanted to do a journal, but I didn’t necessarily want to do a full junk journal. The A.B. Studio Instagram solved my problem when I saw an accordion fold mini album on a post (using the same paper line, none the less)!

Check out my video below!



Original Sketch Mirrored Sketch
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I used the mirrored sketch as my journal cover, and included the tag and clock elements! Sketches don’t always have to be for layouts!

I’ve included images of the inside of my journal if you’d like to see it closer!

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Here’s a little something that I didn’t think of until after the video was done:

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I just grabbed up a couple of jumbo paperclips, some of the same burlap I used in the journal, a couple of the typewriter tiles from the kit, and glued them together with some E6000.

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I hope you enjoyed this project and that it gave you some ideas of what can be done with this month’s scrapbooking kit! Don’t forget to join our sketch challenge over in the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café!


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June 2020 Scrapbooking Kit:

Scrapbook kit

In addition to items from this month’s Scrapbooking Kit (from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Country Craft Creations Black Artisan Linen Cardstock, *13@rts White Gesso, Various laces, burlap, & twine, We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile, Corner Chomper, & 3-way Corner Punch, EK Tools Score Board, Ranger Brayer, *Tim Holtz THMS118 Stencil, Tiny Attacher, Mini Snips, & Edge Distresser, LineCo PVA Glue, Art Glitter Glue, Black Thread, E6000, BEST 1/4” Double Sided Tape, LineCo 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape

Tres Jolie Kit Club-June 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Hello

Hi, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kit Club blog! Can you believe it’s already June?

In case you missed the reveal post, this month marks the 2-year anniversary for the Tres Jolie Kit Club!! Huge shout out to Kim for putting fabulous kits together for the past two years!!

Now, on to my first project of the month!

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This kit gave me two of my favorite products, something metal, and something that has a crackle effect! And if having a metal envelope wasn’t enough, the Metallic Gilding Polish is a dream! Check out my video to see how I put this fabulous décor piece together!


Now, have a look at these close-ups!

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Look how smooth that Metallic Gilding Polish is! You’d never know it wasn’t the original color of the “hello” and the leaves!

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I’m a hoarder, especially when it comes to flowers! And these Prima flowers from previous Tres Jolie Kits were no exception! Kim is always generous with the flowers she adds to kits, which works perfect for those of us who may use them more sparingly, and those who don’t! You’ll always have enough!

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I love the teal, black, and grey of the flowers! They match the patina of the envelope, and compliment the pinks of the Lindy’s Gang Magical Powder & the Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish!

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Check out those cracks! Aren’t they fabulous?!?! As my final touch, I found a package of Prima Say It In Crystals in my stash that have gems that were the perfect match!

I hope you enjoyed this project & that it gave you some ideas of what to do with your kit this month!


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June 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed media kit

In addition to items from this month’s kit (*from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used:

Sizzix – Tim Holtz “Skeleton Leaves” Thinlits, Tim Holtz Sanding Grip, Prima *Say It In Crystals “Pretty Pale,” Prima Flowers *Item# 634520, *Item# 634506, & *Item# 634551, Thickers “Patio Party,” Prima 3/4” Silicone Brush, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, Spellbinder Tool n One, Sizzix Big Shot Plus, Precision Base Plate, & Cutting Pads, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, E6000

Tres Jolie Kit Club-May 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Summer Vase

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Today I’m bringing you a summer vase using an upcycled jar, mediums from the mixed media kit, and papers from April’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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I absolutely loved the Ciao Bella papers that came in April’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit! I loved, loved, loved the lemons with the dark blue! And it worked out that the Little Birdie wax in this month’s Mixed Media Kit was a perfect complement! Check out my video to see this summer vase come together!


Video:


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After I coated the jar with the Little Birdie “Golden Glaze,” wrapped the papers around the jar, and adhered the image to the lid, I used Tim Holtz’s “Crazing” Medium (from my stash) as my topcoat. I then rubbed the Little Birdie wax all over, giving the “Golden Glaze” paint a blue hue and really bringing out the “cracks” from the “Crazing”!

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The lid and lace are a permanent part of the piece! I used E6000 & some gel medium to hold it where I wanted, at the angle I wanted!

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For the most part, I will try to upcycle anything! Who knows how old this jar was, but it has found a new purpose!

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A photo of the full height of the arrangement!


May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from the kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle, Tim Holtz Distress Medium “Crazing,” Mod Podge Matte Paper, Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Sealer, *Ciao Bella “Sicilia,” *13@rts White Gesso, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, E6000, Lace from Memoires Parisiennes, all foliage is Ashland® (Peruvina Spray “Indigo Blue,” Wild Daisy Spray “Violet, Blue,” Artificial Lemon Bushes “Yellow,” and White Magnolia Branch Stem)


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–May 2020 Sketch

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Today I’m bringing you a quick little layout I created for this month’s sketch challenge!

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I had a very craft-filled May, and by the time I got to this project I had one whole sheet of the beautiful Craft o’Clock paper left! There was a time when the thought of using such a “busy” pattern as a background would have terrified me, but I have learned sometimes less is more, so I kept everything else simple! (Sketch below the video)

Check out my video for the process!


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May 2020 Sketch

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Behind the smaller cluster in the upper-left corner and behind the photo layers I added a touch of stenciling using the “Golden Glaze” paint (mixed with some 13@rts MAGIC! Powder) and a homemade texture paste that contains some of the “Caribbean Teal” paint, both [paints] from this month’s mixed media kit. Also, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, the teal flowers on this layout were from the Prima “vine” that came in the kit! Don’t be afraid to cut things apart if needed to make them work better for your purpose!

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I didn’t want to just plant the photo directly on the background, so I used some torn pieces of papers from the kit, some tissue paper, and the square, white frame from the chipboard (cut apart!) behind the photo! Then I added one of the chipboard tabs!

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The beautiful black and gold butterflies were the final touch needed for this layout! They provide just the right amount of accent!


 

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In addition to items from the scrapbooking kit & mediums from the mixed media kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:
*Prima Stencil Item# 564278, *13@rts MAGIC! Powder, tissue paper, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, FabriTac, Liquitex Clear Gesso, and in my homemade teal texture paste: *13@rts Acrylic Modeling Paste, Little Birdie Caribbean Teal Metallic Paint (May 2020 Mixed Media Kit), Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers *Bratwurst Brown & *Glittering Gold, *13@rts MAGIC!Powder, Art Philosophy Concentrated Watercolor *Onyx & *Bora Bora, Vicki Boutin Watermelon Blast Paint


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–May 2020 Moodboard–Art Journal

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Today I have an Art Journal spread I created based on this month’s mood board!

**Note: The photos are pinker than in real life, the video shows the colors much better. What I’ve learned is to be more awake when editing…

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I have a little something from every May kit on this 2-page spread! Mediums from the Mixed Media kit, the clock & papers from the Scrapbooking kit, and papers from the Cards, Tags, & More kit!

Here is the mood board, and below it, you will find a video!

Mood Board


Check out my video to see how I did this spread & to get a better representation of the colors!


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Here is a close-up of the left page. Some of the papers were torn, some were cut with a circle die, and I fussy cut the phrase!

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Here is the right page. The chipboard clock came from the May 2020 Scrapbooking kit and I painted it with the “Caribbean Teal” paint from the May 2020 Mixed Media kit! The gold stenciling is the “Golden Glaze” paint, also from the May 2020 Mixed Media kit, mixed with some 13@rts MAGIC! Powder.

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The more teal colored papers came from the scrapbooking kit, while the soft rose-colored papers are from the Cards, Tags, and More kit! (Below are photos of all three kits!)


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In addition to items from this month’s kits (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*13@rts MAGIC! Powder, Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle, Fabrika Decoru FDTR 006, Prima “Spark” Stencil (Item# 980399), Lindy’s Gang *Moon Shadow Mist “Buccaneer Bay Blue,” *Starburst Squirts “Hockey Puck Black,” & *Magical Shakers “Alpine Ice Rose,” Dina Wakley Large Art Journal, FabriTac, Prima White Heavy Gesso

In my (teal-ish) custom texture paste, I used:
13@rts *Acrylic Modeling Paste & *Magic! Powder, Little Birdie “Caribbean Teal” Metallic Paint (from this month’s mixed media kit), Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers *“Bratwurst Brown,” & *“Glittering Gold,” Art Philosophy Concentrated Water Colors *“Bora Bora,” and *“Onyx,” and Vicki Boutin “Watermelon Blast” Paint


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–May 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Butterfly Reels

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Today I am bringing you my “Butterfly Reels” project where I used three of the VHS reels, the mediums, and the package of Prima Mechanicals, along with items from my stash, to build this steampunk piece!

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I am very happy with how this piece came out! I love mixing the patina and rust effect with the non-aged look of the reels and flowers! Check out the video to see the whole process!


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In the above photo you can see the ripples created by the paint pour!

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I love Prima’s Rust Effect Paste, and I’m glad I had some on-hand to use with the Mechanicals from this month’s kit! Plus, those butterflies were what I had left from the March Mixed Media Kit!

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I knew parts of my chipboard would overhang, so to give it some extra stability I used “Prima Sculpture Medium” before adding the Rust Effect Paste!

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The longest parts of this project were all the drying times, so I would just set it aside while the glues and mediums dried so I could work on other projects! My final touch was adding some Teal Glass Beads from ReneaBouquets on top of each stack of Mechanicals!


May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from this months kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Prima Rust Effect Paste Set (Brown, Gold, and Red Rust), All chipboard received from a swap with Toni, *Prima Finnabair Mechanicals “Scrapyard Butterflies,” ReneaBouquets Glass Beautiful Beads “Teal”,” Liquitex Pouring Medium, Dina Wakley Cell Creator, Prima Sculpture Medium, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, E6000


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