Memories Layout with Rae

Hi, everyone!

Today I’m sharing my last project that I have made with the February scrapbook kit. This layout features my favorite sheet of paper from the kit. It’s one of those papers that looks amazing all on its own! So, I knew that when I used it, I wasn’t going to add mixed media techniques, and it was going to be a sort of palette-cleansing project so that that beautiful piece of paper would stand out in the design. This is what I came up with: I adore the wood image with peeling paint or wall paper maybe!

The only treatment that the paper got was some “swervy” cutting along the edges, and some brown chalk ink on the edges.  You can see a closeup of this below: 

The Creative Embellishments heart chain pieces are so lovely!  I embossed them with Stampendous Frantage embossing powder in shabby white.  I also used a piece of chipboard from my stash- I added some white gesso, then inked it with green chalk ink, and then I dry brushed some pink wax on it.

I kept the flower clusters pretty simple, adding some white gesso to the flowers and leaves.  I also added some of the Prima “Say it in Crystals” from the kit.

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Altered Heart with Rae

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Today I’m sharing my altered heart that I made using the February mixed media kit.  Here’s what’s in the kit:

And, here’s what I came up with:

Then I gave the burlap as well as the rest of the elements a whitewashed coat of gesso. Once primed, I added some of the Prima Sparks paints to the flowers, just lightly and repeatedly adding the paints using a fan brush until I got the coverage just right.

Next, I used a stippling brush to add the Prima gold wax.  I gave the wood and flowers more attention  that the layers of wood and burlap of the heart. You can see the gold in this closeup of the wicker hearts. I started the project by gluing and sewing everything to the heart.

To complete the project I added some details from my stash to adorn the inside of the Prima Memory Hardware shutters: the background paper is from this month’s scrapbook kit.  The quote is cut from a Prima notecard, and the corners are metal filagree.

 

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Valentine’s Day Treat/Gift Box Tutorial with Rae

Hi, everyone! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, you may be looking for a fun way to give candy or small gifts to your friends. I’ve made these boxes many times for Christmas, birthdays, and any Valentine’s Day. I thought it would be fun to share how I made this box using the beautiful February scrapbook kit:

These boxes are pretty easy and quick to make, and it only takes 5 sheets of 12X12 paper and a few random supplies. These boxes can completely close, so you can’t go nuts adding a bunch of embellishments on the inside, so they are super cheap to make!

In this tutorial, you will see that I am using different paper from the kit, but the steps are the same for the box shown above.

Here’s what you will need:

  • 5 sheets of 12×12 paper
  • liquid glue
  • paper trimmer
  • ruler
  • pen or pencil
  • scissors

Optional:

  • extra embellishments for the top of the box
  • chalk ink
  • border punch

So, lets get started!

First, cut a sheet of paper for the base of the box 11 ¾ in. x 6 in. Pick a piece of paper that has a good or basic image so that the inside of the box base coordinates well with the papers you choose for the little boxes inside.

I think it’s easiest to fold the paper in half, then fold both edges into the middle crease.

For the lid of the box, choose paper that gives a nice contrast to the base- if the base is busy, choose something more plain and vice versa.

Next, choose the four sheets of paper for the four inside boxes.

Below is one of the pieces of paper for the inside of the box.

Chalk ink is optional, but it helps mask any folds in the paper where the paper creases show the white of the inside fibers of the papers.

I think that liquid glue works best for this because you may need move the boxes around a bit to make them align perfectly within the creases and edges of the base.  If you use double-sided tape and don’t set it down perfectly on the base, the boxes will not match up and the box won’t close right.

And, this is what the inside looks like after all of the boxes are glued to the base (this is from the boxes made with the February kit:

For added detail, you can add cut outs and border punch strips, but embellishments that are bulky won’t work out because then the box will not close.  Safe the bulky stuff for the outside of the box!

For this box, I added Lemoncraft cut outs to the front, and some of the Prima Say it in Crystals.

For the lid, I added lace and more crystals to the side, the gold heart pick, and some flowers from the kit to the top which you can see here:

These boxes are great for small candies, as long as they completely fit in the boxes.

If you have about 30 minutes, you can make these!

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Happy National Scrapbook Day from Tres Jolie Kits!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

How are you celebrating? We are getting ready for our May reveal, and it’s going to be amazing!

Let’s take a closer look at the April kits and design team projects. As most of you know, we offer THREE monthly kits: the SCRAPBOOK kit, the CARDS, TAGS, AND MORE kit, and the MIXED MEDIA kit. Each kit is FILLED with the latest and greatest, most sophisticated papers, embellishments, and mixed media products.

If you read our blog (Of course you do!) Then you have seen some beautiful projects that our design team have created. And, if you are part of our Facebook community, the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe, you have probably seen our subscribers are also making some amazing creations as well! Click the link to check it out!

The April kit features the new 49 and Market collection, Vintage Remnants, along with some divine embellishments:

Take a look at some of the projects our design team made this month that we have featured on the blog this month

And here’s a couple more that I didn’t get a chance to share:

Now let’s take a look at the Cards, Tags, and More kits featuring the Love Notes collection from Graphic 45:

 

That paper is TO DIE FOR! Annie made some stunning cards with it!

Next we have our Mixed Media kit:

And these our the design team projects:

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! We hope you get a chance to create something fun today or are making memories that you can scrap later!

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“La Vie” Layout with Rae

Hello, and Happy Saturday!

Today I am sharing a layout I made using the April scrapbook kit.

I kept this layout pretty simple- the 49 and Market papers in the kit are gorgeous, and I really didn’t want to take away from that, so I kept to the basics with the layering and distressing.

I bought some of the 49 and Market elements on my own, so which you can see in the closeup below- the layer under the paper mat, and the white rose corner piece sticking out from under the layers.

I added some flowers from my stash to add variety and coordinate with the papers. I also added a piece of scrap paper from the kit paper under the “La Vie” Prima Memory Hardware clioche embellishment.
I also tucked in some sisal throughout the flower clusters.

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“Find Your Path” Mixed Media Canvas with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Have you seen our mixed media kit this month? It’s full of wonderful products including the new tissue paper and texture pastes from Prima Marketing! Take a look:

 

And, here’s what I came up with using the kit along with some items of my own.

Here’s how I created the background:

I ripped up some of the tissue paper and adhered it randomly with 3D Gloss Gel that I added to the canvas as a glue, then once again over the tissue paper to seal it.

Next, I added some of the cream texture paste to the canvas everywhere that the tissue paper was not, adding some to the edges of the tissue paper as well.

I added the cool grey and moss texture pastes as well.

I painted the Prima resin frame with the black gesso, and once dry, I also dry brushed the frame with some of the moss texture paste.

I painted the Prima resin frame with the black gesso, and once dry, I also dry brushed the frame with some of the moss texture paste.

In this close up, you can see how the cream texture paste is able to blend perfectly with the tissue paper.

I added some flowers and gears from my stash.

This closeup shows one way to “blend” the texture pastes- the colors go together perfectly. The bee is a piece of junk jewelry I had.

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Your Story Matters Mixed Media Project with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Today I am sharing a project I made using the March Mixed Media Kit. These AB Studio large chipboard pieces are amazing! I think I’m going to need all of them! Here’s what I came up with:

One of the most impressive things about the large chipboard is it’s durability! I started out with sprinkling the Lindy mica powders from the kit in a random fashion, starting with the light colors and then using the darker ones all over the chipboard, leaving some parts without any. Then I sprayed the whole piece with water, saturating some sections, and not so much in other parts to create a marbled effect. I kept playing with this technique until I got the result I wanted, which resembles a distressed, somewhat patina metal like appearance.

The kit comes with several AB Studio cut out sheets, so I cut several of the images- navy map, music sheets, and an old picture, and assembled them for my focal point of the project.

Here you can see how I let the concentrated part of the micas stay somewhat dry, giving the chipboard a bit of texture.

I added the Prima Marketing velvet charms from the kit to the flower cluster. I used some blue wax paste to the Prima copper flowers to blend into the project. Some items on this project are from my stash- the metal pieces and the lace.

Lastly, I added more of the Prima velvet charms to some jump rings and attached them to hang at the bottom of the project.

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You are Magnificent Layout with Rae

Happy Saturday, crafty people!

Today I am sharing a layout I made using the March scrapbook kit.

I adore the Prima Marketing Pretty Pale papers. This piece I used for the background has a lot going on, so it’s perfect for layering. I kept this layout pretty simple to show off the paper. 🙂

I started by adding some stenciling using some crackle paste. Once dry, I lightly added some teal chalk ink to the stenciling in a random fashion. You can see some of this in the closeup below.

And, here’s more stenciling below. I used a bunch of Creative Embellishments chipboard on this layout. The film strips and light bulb are from the kit. The flourish is from my stash. Because I was going for a grungy, distressed look, I just added some archival black ink to the chipboard pieces, letting some the kraft color show through.

I also cut out some of the cream and teal flowers from the Mintay Papers cut out page to stuff in the clusters for layering.

I added one of the doilies and resin clocks from the kit, as well as a few more cut outs from the Mintay papers, and some patina gears from a past kit to complete the layout.

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“Love” Watercolor Panel with Rae

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Today I am sharing a project I made with items from the scrapbook and mixed media kits. This is a small watercolor panel from my stash.

I started out by adding some stenciling, which I let dry completely, then sprayed with water, and while still wet, I added some of the blue Prima Marketing liquid watercolor. The panel was very wet, so I picked up the excess moisture with a paper towel, and hit it with a heat gun.

Next, I painted the Creative Embellishments heart chipboard pieces with  white gesso, then added the red liquid watercolor. Once dry, I added the black liquid watercolor to the panel and chipboard pieces, then quickly wiped it off with a paper towel to get a grungy, weathered result.

In this closeup you can see how well adding the black liquid watercolors created the distressed tones.

Next, I added the chipboard, as well as the rest of the embellishments, all from the kit except the clip. Lastly, I added some of the Prima Marketing metallique wax in turquoise satin to the entire piece.

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Rattan Wreath with Rae

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Today I am sharing my project I made with the mixed media kit, featuring this rattan heart wreath and Prima Marketing liquid watercolors.

Here’s what I came up with:

I started out with using the blue (Bora Bora) watercolor on the wreath. I added a few drops to a spray bottle and added some water. I let each layer dry, and I increasingly added more of the watercolor to get varying shades of blue. Then, I added some of splats of the black watercolor. Lastly, I added some of the wax paste, and some lights from my stash.

Next I added a piece of chipboard from my stash. I painted it with white gesso, then again with the red watercolor. Once dry, I added some clear embossing powder, then added some more of the wax paste from the kit.

I also added some wax paste to a few of the flowers for a frosty look. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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