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Your Story Matters: A Mixed Media Project

The July Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie comes loaded with an 8” x 8” canvas board, a package of flowers from 49 and Market, several bottles of Dina Wakley acrylics, Ice Resin from Ranger, and (best of all) a beautiful Mould from Stamperia.

Here’s what I came up with using the kit and a few items from past shipments:

To tell the truth, I couldn’t decide which of the frames I wanted to work with so in the end, I used them all. The Ice Resin that comes in the kit is enough to fill two or three of the moulds; I supplemented this with Clear Cast resin from my stash. Kim has created a YouTube tutorial on how to mix and pour this medium; here’s a link.

Once I had filled the frames, I put it all aside to set overnight while I worked on the canvas.

I began by covering the entire surface with the Turquoise paint and setting that with my heat tool. Next, I lightly applied the other two paints here and there, using up and down brush strokes. Once that was dried, I spread a small amount of Texture Paste to the center to make sure that the acrylic wouldn’t bleed through.

I selected a stencil that came in the November 2018 Mixed Media Kit and started to apply the Paste, beginning at the upper corner of the canvas.

Next, I carefully placed the stencil over the blank space on the right, making sure that the images lined up and again, applied the Paste. (It helps to use masking or painter’s tape to hold the stencil down at this stage.) I repeated this step to cover the bottom.

To create the effect of old wallpaper, I lightly spritzed the surface with some Lindy’s Moonshadow Mist and blotted it with a paper towel.

 I covered the resin frames with black gesso and let them dry, then applied Metallique Wax using a stipple brush.

I filled the frames with images taken from the Art Daily sticker pad that came in the June 2019 Cards, Tags and More Kit, added a sentiment sticker from the May 2019 Cards Kit and called it “done”.

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