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Mixed Media Kit Canvas by Ginny

Hello All,

I’m back with you today, this time with the Mixed Media kit from Tres Jolie Kits

These mixed media kits are fantastic, within the kit is a whole project to complete from start to finish, all the ‘mucky’ products (as I like to call all the paints and mediums lol) and the final embellishments to create your own masterpiece!

This months kit included a paint brush!
It has been great seeing what the other DT members came up with as you will find out!
And I’m looking forward to seeing photos of what you guys create too!

I used the paint brush and the embellishments to create a canvas.

Here it is…

The kit came with a boxed set of Mixed Media essentials from Finnabair Art Basics range.
These included clear gesso, black and white gesso in 2FL.OZ tubes, a good amount of each.
I have used the clear and the white on this project.

The canvas had a base coat of the clear gesso over it before anything else and then a coat of white gesso to create a good background.
Next I used a doily stencil from Prima with some Texture paste ( from last months mixed media kit)
and 4 doily patterns over the canvas overlapping it off the edges of the canvas.

Next came the fun part with the PearlEx colours. We had 3 gorgeous colours in the kit and the Gum Arabic. The Gum Arabic is a binder medium, mixed with the PearlEx and water it creates transparent water colours. It says on the pot to mix 1 part gum to 4 parts pigment (PearlEx) this creates a strong colour, I used a little less pigment to get a slightly softer colour.

Generally play around with amounts and strengths to get the colour and consistency that you want.
Over the spoon I used the gum and PearlEx but with not much water to get a thick consistency to sit in my spoon, the colour is stronger that way too.

I used the mixed watercolours over my canvas with a paint brush, one at a time allowing for some drying and using the palest colour first, building up a blended multi tonal effect.

When dry I added another layer of white texture paste with a different stencil. This stood out nicely then against the coloured background.

Next step is to choose your main embellishments. Mine obviously is the paint brush but also I wanted to include the gorgeous little light bulbs and the spoon!
These I have all stuck on the canvas with a soft gel medium. I find this sticks anything to a canvas really well. Allow time for it stick completely but you can still work on it whilst it is drying.

Stick the brush to the canvas with the gel medium. Paint over the brush with the white gesso and allow to dry. I then used the watercolours again on the brush running them down from the top of the brush to get a dripped effect.
When dry stick the spoon to the brush.

I used some of the Finnabair Mechanicals on the background too. Again these are stuck on with gel medium and then painted over with white gesso and the watercolours. I layered one up using the middle cut section of a doily from the main kit underneath it.

On top of the water coloured mechanicals I stuck the pretty little light bulbs ( I love these!)
At this point I switched to my hot glue gun to stick these embellishments. I set the bulbs on top of the Finnabair Mechanicals Wings and then decorated with flowers.

To finish the embellishment clusters off I did add some very pretty glass beads from my stash and a chippie word title painted in gesso and some pearls.

I used a sponge applicator to dab the tops of my flowers with white gesso and flicked some of the watercolours over the canvas to get a nice splattered effect.

I added some small detail with the microspheres from last months MM kit.
That’s the nice thing about these kits, you end up with a great stash of products which can then be used on future projects too.

The PearlEx in the spoon has been added over some soft mat gel just to make sure the thicker PearlEx solution did stick and stay where I wanted it too.

Project like these are so easy because really anything goes. There is no right or wrong way and each piece created is unique and individual to the person and creation. Just have fun, be brave and go with the flow and experiment. You cant go wrong!

Here is what you get in the Mixed Media Kit for July.
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Hope you have enjoyed looking at my project today.

Any questions please get in touch with us either here in the comments feed or on the Tres Jolie Club Café page and we will all be pleased to help you!

Ginny ūüôā

 

 

June Sketch Challenge Winner, and a layout with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Today I have a couple of things to share with you. First is the winner of our June sketch challenge: Donna Sergent! Take a look at this beautiful layout:

We LOVED the vintage vibe Donna created with this layout of a sweet young couple. The treatment of the chipboard frame looks amazing! The bits of ephemera and that cameo are perfect, not to mention those butterflies! Congrats, Donna! Your prize will be shipped with your next kit!

And, thanks to all who played along! We were blown away at all the gorgeous entries! Be sure to join us for our July mood board challenge!

I’m also sharing my first project made with the July scrapbooking kit, featuring the lovely Lemoncraft Violet Silence paper collection. For this layout I used the June Sketchabilities sketch.

I started out by cutting up the “wood” panel background paper in strips along wood lines, then I used a paper distress and added some brown distress ink along the edges for added dimension.

For my layers, I added the doilies from the kit, some paper layers, and added the Prima Marketing resin frame to the picture. I topped of the layers with butterflies I cut from one of the papers, the cream and purple 49 and Market flowers, as well as some small coordinating flowers from my stash. I also added the title “Shine” from my stash as well, which is a Dusty Attic piece that treated by adding some wax paste.

I added some stenciling of bricks to peek out from under the design. I used white crackle paste, then lightly used a foam applicator with brown distress ink over the crackles after the paste was dry.

I treated the Dusty Attic chipboard scroll by covering it with a thick layer of the Nuvo drops from the kit. While wet, I added a combination of gold and black embossing powder while the Nuvo drops will till wet, then used a heat tool to dry it- I let it bubble up to create this distressed old metal look.

I added the leaves under the flower cluster before gluing on the chipboard to the paper to create more dimension.

For this bottom cluster I added the smaller Prima resin frame, a tiny purple flower from my stash, and a Lemoncraft flair button to repeat some of the features from the main cluster on the layout.

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Mood Board Challenge layout By Ginny Hickmott

Hello all,

Welcome to the gorgeous July Tres Jolie Kit!

It’s a beautiful kit, I love these papers from Lemoncraft and the pretty purple colours in them!

Today I’m sharing my layout I created based from the mood board challenge this month.
This mood board was gorgeous too! I based my layout using the top right photo on the mood board keeping to the paler colours. More details on the challenge at the end of this post.

Here s the mood board…. who cannot get inspiration from this
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I loved the wood panel paper and distressed the edges heavily and inked with a sandy brown ink pad.
I backed this paper onto a plainer lilac background paper. You can see I have used a stapler to fix the top paper to the background paper. This is a fun different way to attach papers together and adds a little different detail to the layout.

I used paper distressed edged paper layers of various size oblongs to back my photo on. These were all inked as well and layered up using the doilies. The doilies are cut in half so I do not waste any unnecessarily put under the other papers but just the cut edge slipped under a paper. I used some washi tape from my stash just to add a little more butterfly detail.

The 49 & Market flowers are just divine. And the leaves that came with them are super too!
I clustered these up together using the rule of 3, to balance the layout.

I added some small drops of Nuvo to the leaves and used the badges in the clusters too.

Products used on this layout.

From the Kit:

* Lemoncraft: Violet Silence Paper collection
* 49 & Market: Shimmer & Shine Flowers: Lilac Jardin Secret
* Nuvo Crystal Drops: Buttermilk
* Lemoncraft: Violet Silence: Buttons/Badge
Doilies

From my stash:

* Prima Marketing: washi Tape
* Versofine: Archival dry pigment Ink: Toffee

There is a sheet in the kit absolutely full of butterflies! Perfect to fussy cut out and add to your flower clusters like I have on my layout. The only problem is choosing which ones to use!

I hope your inspired to join in with this mood board challenge this month with us!
Simply create a layout with inspiration then from the mood board, and add a photo of your finished layout onto the Mood Board Challenge Album on the Tres Jolie Club Café Facebook page.
We look forward to seing your creations!

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Thank you for stopping by today,

I’m back on Sunday!!

Happy Scrapping!

Ginny ūüôā

 

July ATC’s Violet Silence By Heather Thompson

Lots of prettiness in the July kit, So many gorgeous flowers and embellishments. So for my first project this month, I choose to make some ATC’s with the ATC set that came with the card kit.

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I am not a big fan of purple but the paper collection Violet Silence from Lemon Craft is so over the top gorgeous, who wouldn’t love it.

I have a little video for you all today of the creative process, some background work with some cracked and then just a quick layer of flowers and embellishments.

Here are a few close-ups for your enjoyment.

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I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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July kit reveal

Tres Jolie July 2018 reveal

It’s that time again. Today we are revealing our July kit. I’m just as excited to bring you this kit.

Tres Jolie kits are filled with a combination of International and US products. We do our best to bring you the latest and greatest.

You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. The kits are for the beginner to the advanced, the clean and simple scrapper to the mixed-media maven. No matter your style, there is some for everyone. We know you are going to love it.

Presenting the Tres Jolie July 2018 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

Here is the full kit reveal video:

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Our designers have created some amazing projects. Here is a sampling:

Check the blog daily for full reveal of each designers projects. They will be sharing close ups, tutorials and videos.  Please make sure you follow us on YouTube so you will get notified when a new video goes live.

Visit our designers blogs for sneak peeks of their upcoming projects.

Ginny

Heather

Rae

Each month Tres Jolie will host a new challenge. This month it is a mood board challenge. Here is the mood board:

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Mixed Media Butterfly with Rae

Hello and Happy Saturday!

Today I’m sharing a project that I made using the June mixed media kit.

I can’t say enough wonderful things about how awesome this kit is! The Prima Marketing resin butterfly pack is BEAUTIFUL! And those alcohol ink colors are so pretty! Here’s what I came up with:

There are two large butterflies in the set, and for this project I used the one with indentations on the wings. I mixed the Ranger Texture Paste and the 13 Arts Magic Powder to create a light fluff. I filled each of the holes half way with the mixture, then added some loose pearls from my stash. Then I added some of the 13 Arts brown microbeads to fill in the visible spots of the mixture.

Once dried, I added the alcohol inks. First, I added the patina color to the entire butterfly, then I added the browns to the pearls.

The color was pretty bold, so I toned the blue down with some white gesso. Then I added some copper wax paste to highlight the texture and give it a distressed, aged look. You can see the details in this close up below:

I decided to add this butterfly to the stand that came in the resin butterfly set. I primed the metal part and the wood circle with gesso. I added a couple of metal flowers from my stash as well, then brushed the entire piece with some of the alcohol inks over the gesso. I added some more texture paste to the middle and poured more of the brown microbeads to it so it filled the metal. I used some of the green rhinestone strand from the kit to the wood circle. Lastly, I added some copper wax paste like I did to the butterfly.

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June 2018 Canvas-Cream Catcher By Heather Thompson

I wanted to make something creative with the main kit and the fussy cut elements that came with the 13 arts paper. SO I decided make a dream catcher. Not having an embroidery ring to part with, I just made my own hoop to used out of a plastic lid. It worked perfect, and it didn’t cost a thing.

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Here is the video for you all

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Very creative how the piece evolved, here are some close-ups.

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I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Mixed Media Canvas by Ginny

Hello All!

Here is my last project made with the June Kit from Tres Jolie Kits.

This is my second project made with the Mixed Media Kit….. a canvas.

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this project, it was so much fun!

So lets go through step by step and I can show you how the end result was achieved!

I started by painting the 5×7 inch canvas with clear gesso

I used the two brown Alcohol Inks from the Mixed Media Kit, Caramel and Latte.
I added a blue, Stonewashed and a mixative, Gold, from my stash as well.

I sprinkled droplets of the two inks, Caramel and Latte onto the canvas.

I then used some blending solution over the ink droplets to make them ‘run’ and blend together.

This solution was also from stash but is handy when working with alcohol inks.

This is what the canvas looked like after the blue and gold had been added with more blending solution.

I cut the leaves and flowers from 13 Arts paper…‚Ķ..

like so…..

and the flowers….

I then used the texture paste from the Mixed Media Kit with a stencil to add more detail across the layout.

To adhere the fussy cut leaves and flowers to the canvas I used a gel medium and used it underneath and over the top of the cut pieces to completely stick them and protect them on the canvas.

The butterflies from the Prima set I did slightly differently to each other. The big butterfly I painted the concave parts with the gold Mixative. the smaller one I gently rubbed the gold over the risen pattern only wit my finger.

Then using a piece of cloth I then gently rubbed in some of the blue alcohol ink around the risen borders of the butterflies in various depths of strength.

I glued these to the canas with my hot glue gun.

Next I used these Microspheres from the Mixed Media kit….

a poured/sprinkled them where I wanted them into already applied gel medium.
The medium will take a while to dry but will dry clear leaving just the microspheres.

Like this…

And I created a butterfly trail with them too!

Thus erse was cut from the paper I showed you earlier too and I inked round the edges with the gold mixative.

I popped it on a piece of cardboard to add height and glued onto the canvas.

And here is the finished canvas.

Products Used on this Project:

Mixed Media Kit:

Prima: Matte Resin Craft Blanks – Butterflies
Tim Holzt: Alcohol Inks: Caramel & Latte
13 Arts: Brown Microsperes
13 Arts: Until Dawn: All Good Things
Ranger: Texture paste: opaque white

Other products used:

5 x 7 canvas
Clear gesso
Tim Holzt: Alcohol Ink Stonewashed
Tim Holzt: Alcohol ink mixative gold
Tim Holzt Blending Solution
Stencil
Gel Medium

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I cant wait for next month!

Ginny ūüôā

Quick & Easy Greeting cards by Phyllis

Hi Crafty Friends,  Phyllis here to share my last project for Tres Jolie using the June Card Kit.   I decided to do some simple cards!  I used the same design on both cards but different papers.

You can see step by step with pictures how I created these cards!

I began by using my paper punch and cutting some flowers out from Fabscraps paper pack.  I did this with 2 different paper patterns and then layered them.

Here is the layered flowers.  Then from my stash I added some flatback pearl beads to the center of the flower.

Next I used Kaisercraft’s Doily stamp and Kaisercraft green ink pad from the card kit,¬† randomly stamped on Kaisercraft’s White premium cardstock that measures 6×6.¬† I also used the lavender ink pad for the other card,¬† same process.

Once the stamping was finished I cut out some tags from Fabscraps and added some twine from my stash.

In the Fabscraps paper pack you will find some diecuts and sentiments,  I picked the window diecut and then a couple sentiments.

Then I started laying down some of the flowers and also added some leaf dicuts from the Fabscraps paper pack.

My last step was to flick some ink spray from my stash all over the card.

So get your paper punches out and create quick and easy greeting cards!

I hope you get a chance to purchase this card making kit,  so many options!

You can check back on the Tres Jolie Blog daily for close ups and details on all the designers projects. We also have a great line up of photo and video tutorials for you. Please follow along on the YouTube channel.

‚ÄčPlace your entries in the sketch challenge folder on¬†Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page.

Don’t forget to follow Tres Jolie on all our various social media outlets.

Tres Jolie will host a monthly challenge. This month it is a sketch challenge. We want to see what you do with our kit and sketch. 

Please be sure to check back to see the designers projects!

Bag and Tag Set June 2018 Card Kit By Heather Thompson

I enjoy making matching things, so Today I want to share a gift bad and loaded tag set I made with the June Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club. I was at a weekend retreat so I apologise now for the shadows in filming.

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I basically just measure the back and ends and  cut and folded appropriately.

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The tag is just layers of goodness. Lots of elements from the card kit.

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Here is a video

I hope this gives you ideas on quick and easy alterations to to plain Jane gift bags.

I hope you enjoy~! Thank you for stopping by today!

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