Secret Garden Gate

Hey Y’all, Michelle here!!  Poppin’ in to show you guys a lil something that I made with the July mixed media kit this week!

Welcome to the Secret Garden!!  This little garden gate really doesn’t show it’s true beauty till you hold it up to the light.

See what I mean?!

But I’m getting ahead of myself, first let me get to how it was made…

First I started out with a piece of 12×12 transparent scrapbooking paper, I used a sheet of printed 13 Arts acetate from a previous kit but you could use whatever transparency/acetate paper you may have.  Next I gathered my ranger alcohol inks from the kit and began applying them.  *disclaimer* I’m not the best with these things so I’m a little all over the place with them…and that’s ok, they are very forgiving.

I went for a gradation and started with the darkest color first and went from there.  I also used an alcohol blending solution from my stash that ranger also makes.  This isn’t  really needed but it did help keep the inks moving a bit, you could also squirt a tiny bit of high content rubbing alcohol as well.  Lastly I added dots of the white.  I used my heat gun to move the inks around as well as continued to move the paper around a lot.

While that was drying I moved on to painting the chipboard piece by AB Studio.  Can I just say how fab this Art Deco beauty is?  Anyway, I used the 13 Arts gesso from a previous kit but you could also use regular old acrylic as well.

Next you will need to make your “doors”.   For some reason I immediately saw doors when I looked at this piece so I had to go with that.  I found what looked like a good cut off area to make cuts and snipped the chipboard, careful to leave the area attached on the sides that would form the hinges.

After the chipboard was complete and the inks were all dried I laid the chipboard on top the transparency, traced it and cut the transparency the same size and shape as the chipboard then adhered the two together.

Then I began to assemble my flowers for the center.  I cut out a small scrap of paper (I just used the packaging from the flowers) and began arranging my flowers to that and then transferred them to the center of the door opening.

Finally I punched two holes at the top and ran a scrap of silk cording from my stash to hang it from…and done!

I hope this has inspired you!

If you are more visual like me and need to SEE it done, take a peek at my video and see how I did it!

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Junk Journal Cover created with the July Cards, Tags and More Kit

Hey guys, Kim here. Today I have my junk journal cover  I created using the July 2020 cards, tags and more kit. This is a a different kinda kit for us. If you haven’t seen it, here it is:

This was a really fun kit to work with and DT member Jeanne helped put it together. It’s filled with coffee dyed papers and lots of shabby chic and vintage ephemera.

Here is my journal cover:

I used the papers in the kit to make my cover large by gluing it to the canvas page. Then I just layered it full of goodies.

How about some close-ups:

Here is a good look at the layers. You can see the paper, some of the book page, the frame and a piece of the lace doily. I inked the edges of everything before I adhered it. The flower is from last months scrapbook kit.

More layers. You can see the tag and train ticket. The gold textured tag is from my stash. Again, everything got inked along the edges.

This is the finished product. This was a pretty quick project to create. I just love how the cover turned out. I just need to finish the inside of it.

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“Just Imagine” Mini Junk Journal

Hello again crafty friends!! Well July is already here and I can’t believe how quick the months seem to by going by! I hope that everyone is doing well and staying home and keeping yourselves safe! Well this month I am excited to share the project that I have been looking forward to creating for some time now. As most of you might that this months kit for the Cards, Tags, & More kit is a mini junk journal kit that I helped Kim put together….just helped a little bit! I loved it! Thanks Kim!! Anyhow on to my project!!

 

I began by cutting the papers from the 8X8 Stamperia “Imagine” paper pad from the kit. I cut the papers to the sizes of canvas pages and as I was creating , I did end up using a couple papers from a vintage stash I had cut and of course I also used some of the music sheets from the kit. I also did some light stitching on some of the pages not all because I am fairly new at sewing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once I finished adhering the paper on the pages, I began making my pockets which included some of the music sheets from the kit, I used lace from the kit & on the last page I used on of the ephemera cards from the kit. I created some tuck spots using the larger tickets from the Tim Holtz Tickets included in the kit, I used the smaller ones on some of the coffee/tea dyed journaling papers (as seen in the above right photo & the bottom left photo the larger ticket). I also did some stamping on the journaling papers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You will also notice on one of the pages I added the envelope onto the page and added the bingo card inside as a journaling spot and adhered one of the music flares onto the envelope. This was the only flip page I created on this album.

 

 

I cut out the tiny tags from one of the 8X8 sheets which I absolutely love tiny tags! I did add some in the pockets & tuck spots but the rest I made a quick tiny tag album adhering them with some twine. I also created a small album from some of the cut outs that to me looked like pages from a book, I binded them with the same twine. I used a few of the milk caps and a lot of the ephemera. To be honest I had to stop myself from trying to use up every last piece of supplies from the kit because I started to notice it was getting too chunky!

I have added a short video to share the entire album but I did want to add that on the cover I used the closure that came with the album, I cut it to fit my album and had adhered it before adding my cover and back page. I also fussy cut one of the beautiful mini art dresses that were printed on one of the pages of the paper pad from the kit. I inked the edges with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink and I adhered it with some foam tape, I adhered the Gothic Frame and then added this dress. I had cut also some of the beautiful sentiments that were throughout the papers and chose one for the title of my mini junk journal which read ” The creation of beauty is Art”! Lastly I had already added a different lace on the cover but then last week when I went to my doctor appointment my hubby took me over to one of my favorite consignment stores which I was surprised was open, and found some vintage laces so I came home and added one of these instead! I hope u like how it looks!

Well crafty friends, I sure do hope that you liked this mini junk journal that almost doesn’t look too mini by the size lol but I sure loved creating this small piece of art using this fun kit!! So if you haven’t purchased yours yet , head over to the Tres Jolie website before they sell out!! I’ll be back on Friday with another fun project using the July Scrapbook kit!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

 

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Tres Jolie Kit Club-July 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Art Deco

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

Today I’m bringing you a décor piece I made using items from my stash, some epoxy, and the A.B. Studio chipboard & cut apart sheet and alcohol inks from this month’s kit.

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Waiting for the epoxy to set up was the most time-consuming part of this project, and the second most time-consuming part was trying to decide how to arrange the clusters. As you’ll see in the video below, I went through a few arrangements!


Video:


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Before pouring the epoxy, I coated the chipboard piece with some Lindy’s Embossing Powder.

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I just added drops of the alcohol ink to the epoxy and “dragged” the color around, but didn’t mix it in thoroughly, creating the ribbons of color.

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The clusters are made up mainly of the pieces cut from the A.B Studio sheet that came in the kit, but I added some odds and ends from my stash (that I had collected from previous Tres Jolie Kits!).

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As a note, the gel medium behind the cabochons eventually dried transparent!

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I set this up in a window so you could see how the light shines through.

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July 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed Media kit

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

Lindy’s Gang – *“Gossamer Gold” Moon Shadow Mist, *“Oakleaf Olive” Embossing Powder & *“Silence Is Golden” Embossing Powder, Creative Embellishments *“Pumpkin Vine Flourish,” *Darice Floral Embellishments “Yellow, Sweetwater Roses,” *white roses, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Ranger Mini Mister, 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (AKA Rubbing Alcohol), Ranger Emboss It Dauber, Pro Marine Supplies Epoxy, jewelry making chain, cabochons

She Believed She Could

Happy Hump Day Y’all!!  Michelle here and I’m brining you a little mixed media love today!

I used the Ranger alcohol inks to color the Acrylic Gear by AB Studios.

Once all the ink was dried and set I moved on to the flowers.  I cut out lots of the flowers from the “Beautiful Things” patterned paper by AB Studios and began to layer them with pop dots and tucked some of the 49 & Market flowers in for added dimension.

I rubbed all the edges & flowers with gold acrylic paint from my stash.

Lastly I added a fun title with a sticker from my stash using pop dots to give it dimension as well.

For more details and instructions I’ve included a little process video for ya!

Mixed Media Kit Contains:

  1. AB Studios – 12 x12 Chipboard – Gothic Circle
  2. AB Studios- Acrylic Gear – (2)
  3. Ranger – Alcohol Ink – Purple Twilight
  4. Ranger – Alcohol Ink – Sunset Orange
  5. Ranger – Alcohol Ink – Yellow
  6. Ranger – Mixative – Snow Cap
  7. Ab Studios – 12×12 Sheet – Beautiful Things
  8. 49 & Market  – Wildflowers – Tangerine

Additional supplies used:
Gold Acrylic Paint by Deco Art
“She Believed She Could” sticker by A Vintage Girl & Her Daughter

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Shabby Chic Bird Cage with Rae

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Today I’m sharing my project I have made for our July Mood Board Challenge using the July scrapbook kit.

Here’s the kit:

Here’s the mood board:

And this is what I came up with:

I started out by choosing this Prima Marketing bird cage to alter using the kit.  I added some distressed layers of the Scrapboys Dream Garden paper to the back panel, then added some elements that I fussy cut out of the papers including the hexagon frame with flowers, clocks, a butterfly and a little garden bucket.  I used foam tape to create dimension between the layers.

I picked all of the pink and blue flowers (49 and Market) I was going to use, then I whitewashed them with gesso for a muted, shabby chic look.  I added some to the inside of the cage first.  This bird cage also came with a little bird, so I inked her blue, and made her a nest so she could sit pretty in the cage.

I added the rest of the whitewashed flowers to the outside of the cage, and I added one of the Prima Market resin bees (from the kit) to finish it up.

Here’s the completed look: 

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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

Simple , Unique But Beautiful Layout

Hello crafty friends! This week I am back sharing a layout where I have created my own background design for my layout!

I really loved creating this layout using this month’s Cards, Tags & More Kit

You can view a quick process video of how I created this using a few, simple supplies that you most likely have in your crafty stash!!

 

I began by adhering a 12×12 sheet of light yellow card stock from American Crafts , onto a 12×12 white chipboard sheet. I then trimmed a sheet of white card stock to that yellow one but before adhering it I went along the edges using some of the Tonic Studios Embellishment Nuvo mousse   in Custard cream. I then applied some 13@arts White Gesso from a previous kit onto areas of the card stock for when I add some colors using a shimmer spray from Recollections Simply Pastel Yellow and I also added some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Spun Sugar. I heat dried it then added some white cheese cloth for some added dimension.

I then added some of the lace from the kit and then I took a couple of sheets from the Simple Stories Vintage Garden District Paper Pad from the kit and tore some of pieces of paper to add onto the edges mainly . Before adhering the torn paper to the layout I went over the edges using one of my favorite products, the Tonic Studios Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in Custard Cream color.

I want the frames from the collection to be my main focus on my layout.  Then on back of the frames I had added some light pink card stock from the kit and some pop dots which made it easier for me to add the photos of my grand daughters since I hadn’t printed them and added them right away to my layout.

So that was basically a quick over view of my project! I hope that you liked what I came up with using this month’s kit and also please don’t forget that you still have time to enter the 2 year anniversary challenge going on this month for Tres Jolie Kits!!

Talk to you all soon!! Hope u have a great weekend!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

 

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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

“I Let Music Take Me Where My Heart Wants To Go” Altered Envelope

Hello crafty friends!! This week I am back to share with you this project using the June Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie!

I have created a photo process video to share how I went about creating this beautiful envelope!

This kit comes with a beautiful copper envelope that you can either leave as is or alter it like I did. It makes a stunning home decor piece for your home or as a gift!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was my 1st time using the Cosmic Shimmer products which were wonderful and easy to create with! Plus I still have a lot of left over product to create more mixed media projects or however else I choose to use them as well as having the Darice white flowers, a chalk board piece and Lindy’s Stamp Gang magicals, left from the kit that I didn’t use to create another fun project!

Here is my process video:

I hope that you like what I created using this month’s mixed media kit! I will be back next week with another project using the Cards, Tags, & more kit!! Until then you can visit the Tres Jolie Blog to check out the rest of the Tres Jolie Designers and their wonderful projects!!

Don’t forget that Kim is having a contest for the 2 year anniversary going on this month! Details here

 

 

 

 

See ya next week!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

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