Mixed Media Journal Page – The Weird Girl

Today I’m sharing an art journal page that I’ve been wanting to attempt.  Last month when I requested to have both the Mixed Media kit and the Scrapbooking kit I didn’t realize I’d have all these glorious flowers so when this package arrived with all this fabulousness I could not help myself so out it came!

This page is really the result of both the mixed media and the scrapbook kit, although you could do it with just the mixed media kit with some alterations and additions from your stash I’m sure…But ya’ll…those beautiful green flowers from the Scrapbook kit were begging to be on this page so I just had to include them!  LOL

I started by using a sheet from a vintage short hand instructional book and used the “13 Arts” Gel Medium to adhere it to my journal page.    Apply the gel medium with a nice size brush fairly generously and evenly, taking care to smooth out any bumps and wrinkles.

Once dried I used a rubber stamp and some permanent ink to stamp a lady’s face as my base to build upon.  If you are a good sketch artist (which I am not), you could just draw your lady’s face.

Next I just went nuts glueing my “49 & Market” flowers from both the mixed media kit as well as the scrapbooking kit on to the page forming the lady’s hair.  I just used hot glue because I knew it would make a good bond.  I’m sure there is a better and more appropriate art or mixed media adhesive to use for this but this is what I know so this is what I stuck with so this guys wouldn’t go anywhere.

I then used a permanent marker to draw a rough body shape for my lady and I glued on a few of the flowers as her buttons.  I went back and applied a bit of the olive green “13 Arts” acrylic paint to her body to make her stand out a bit more.

Finally I added a little rub of the Prima metallic gold wax from last month’s Mix Media kit to all the edges of the vintage paper.

Oh and I tucked in one of the Prima metal butterflies in her hair as her little hair accessory.

The title is a sticker by Tim Holtz from my stash and it’s all done on one of my pages for my Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Journal.

This is the complete Mixed Media kit, it’s one of my faves!  If you are looking for a great kit packed with product to keep you busy while you are social distancing, this is it!

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The Heart That’s Meant To Love You

So it’s the end of my mixed media kit and I’m still playing with all the yummy paints and chipboard!  LOL!  This week I got in my art journal and just played!

After I gessoed my journal page I reached for some gold crackle paste from my stash to give a good squishy layer to press that chipboard into to give it an embedded look.

Once I pressed the Creative Embellishments chipboard in I smoothed a bit of the paste over the top in a place or two to make the chipboard really feel like part of the page.

I set the page aside to let it dry overnight so the crackle could really emerge and develop.

Once the crackle developed and dried I got to work with all my mixed media goodies!

I pulled out the beautiful pink Prima acrylics in the February kit and lightly brushed them over the crazed page, even watering them down a bit to create a watercolor effect over the white portions of the page.

I dropped some black ink in areas and let it just find it’s way through the cracks and I inked the raised areas of the chipboard and the edges of the pages with a stamp pad.

I added back some of the gold shine by rubbing some areas with the gold prima wax.

Next I added some black graphite texture paste from my stash and sprinkled some gold glitter while it was still wet.

Finally I finished it all off with some emelishements, a cute Vintage Girl sticker raised with pop dots and a Tim Holtz paper doll die cut.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all do something beautiful today!!

Full Contents of Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Darice – Burlap Heart
  2. Darice – Flowers – Tatiana
  3. Prima Marketing- Memory Hardware – Wood Shutters
  4. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy -Sparks Paint – Phoenix Feather
  5. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Sparks Paint – Enchanted
  6. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold
  7. Creative Embellishments – Chipboard Saying – Follow Your Heart
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Art Journal page

Hey guys, Kim here with another spread using our Cards, Tags and More kit. This is the beginning of the year, so why not start  (or continue to) creating in your art journal. This month we have more to create in the  Prima Daily Art Journal.

I’ve said this before, I am not much of an art journal(er), but it is coming together. In the end I have to say I am very happy with the results.

 

Let’s take a look at what’s in the kit this month:

The kit contains a full set of washi tape, a stencil,a yard of burlap, rice paper, metal trinkets and some watercolor.

Like before, the best part about this kit is I don’t need a lot of time to be creative with it. The journal card gives me the prompt and I can get right to work. Perfect if I am feeling creative, but don’t have a lot of time.

It also gives me a canvas to try new things and not worry about “messing up” whole sheets of paper or full packs of embellishments. It’s the perfect size canvas to just let your creative self go.

Here are my next set of completed pages:

 

Like I said, I am really happy with how they turned out.

Here is a video of my process:

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Art Journal Cover

Hey guys, Kim here with another project using our Cards, Tags and More kit. We’ve been creating on the inside of our Art Journal, so don’t you think it’s about time we do the cover?

I just kinda had fun with the cover, no real direction other than I wanted to use some crackle paste (from a paste MM kit) on the cover and to use the watercolors.

First off, let’s take a look at what’s in the kit this month:

The kit contains a full set of washi tape, a stencil,a yard of burlap, rice paper, metal trinkets and some watercolor.

Here is my completed cover:

I placed all my trinkets down where I wanted them (I added a few extra from my stash). Then I covered the entire front only with white crackle paste (including the trinkets0. I went really heavy in some spots for a bigger, deeper crackle effect.

Here is a tip with crackle paste. Once it starts to dry and crack, you can use your heat tool to speed up the process. Just don’t hold it too close.

I added watercolor, with a watercolor pen (dried between each color). Then I dug deep into my lost flower collection to find a few flowers to add. Once placed I added some art pebbles. For the final touch I did a bit of stamping and then I went over the high points and edges with antique gold wax paste.

I am extremely happy with how it turned out.

How about some close ups:

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New Year and New Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and I’m here to welcome you back. It’s a new year, so that means it’s time for a new kit reveal. Plus we are working on some exciting things for the new year. We have a new Pinterest page (link will be added below). Please follow us there.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie January 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our January kits. Once again, I’m just as excited to bring you these kits.

At Tres Jolie we do our best to bring you the latest and greatest. This month is no exception. Our main kit is filled with international papers from AB Studios.

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 January 2020 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

For a full list of all our kit contents, please visit our website home page here.

Here is the full kit reveal video:

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Congratulations to our YouTube Holiday Hop winner:

Donna Bailey Sergent

(Your prize will be included in the February kit)

 

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.

Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month.  We have a mood board challenge this month. This mood board  can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. We want to see what you do with our kit(s) and our mood board.

Here it is:

 

 

Place your entries in the January 2020 Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. All are welcome to enter, however we’d love to see what you do with our kits.

This challenge ends on January 31st, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.

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Journal Spread with Cards, Tags and more Kit by Annie

Hello everyone !

I am here today to present a Journal Spread I made while I was camping.  I had brought my Journal with me, remember the journal we had in a previous kit ?

Here is the beautiful Cards, Tags and more kit :

Here is the kit content :

Cards, Tags and More Kit:

  1. Ciao Bella – Romantic Time 12×12 Paper Pack
  2. Ciao Bella – Rice Paper – Romantic Time – Endless Love
  3. Prima – Pretty Pale Flowers – Neutral Beauty
  4. Prima – Pretty Pale Flowers – Sweet Species
  5. Scrapaholics – Chipboard – Ivy vine spray set
  6. Scrapaholics – Chipboard -Leafy Flourish set 2
  7. Creative Embellishments – Chipboard – Mini Frames
  8. Simplicity – Lace
I was inspired by the Rice Paper, I thought it would make a gorgeous  background in my album.  I put a coat of Matt Gel to adhere it on the background.
 

I adhered peaces of Lace too in the middle also with Gel.

 

Once the gel was dry, I used some White Gesso mixed with water and did like a wash on the surface.

 

I glued some frame chipboards and added some crackle paste here and there. If you want more crackle, you have to let it dry.

 

Here is the final result after I used some watercolor and added flowers.

 

I cut out the title in one of the patterned paper from the kit :

 

 

 

 

thank you for watching !

Annie

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Journal page by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone ! I am back today with another page from my journal, made with the beautiful June Kit : Cards, Tags and more…

Once again I took a inspiration card from the May Kit and went from there.  I chose the photos that for me represented family, friends, sisters etc.

I started with a coat of clear Gesso on both sides and let dry.  Then I took the gorgeous stencil included in the kit with the Nuvo paste wow !!! I just love the result !  After everything was dry I started to play with the Stamps from the kit, all over the pages with the Black Distress Ink.  I continued with some Fuchsia Watercolor here and there, sprayed some water, which diluted the Black ink a little, I think it looks great because it gave like a dark Purple color.

I used some of the sticky words from the May Kit as journaling, and with a watercolour pen, I draw lines around the words and the photos.  I did a wash with water  and a brush to create an antique look.

I hope you like what I did 🙂

Here is the kit content :

  1. Prima – 6×9 Stencil – Passiflora
  2. Prima – Art Daily Planner – Vintage Photobooth
  3. Prima – Art Daily Planner – Rusty Metal Clips
  4. Prima – Finnabair Cling Stamp – Old Paper
  5. Nuvo Mousse – Mother of Pearl
  6. Tim Holtz – Mini Distress Ink – Black Soot

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“Stop” June Art Journal

Hey guys, Kim here with another video tutorial using our Cards, Tags and More kit. This is the second month that we are featuring an art journal. We have more to create in the  Prima Daily Art Journal.

Like I said last month,  I am not much of an art journal(er). This was completely outside of the box for me. In the end I have to say I am very happy with the results.

 

Let’s take a look at what’s in the kit this month:

The kit contains a full set of stamps, a stencil, ink and vintage stickers. It also includes some metal clips and the daily sentiments as extra embellishments.

Again, the best part about this kit is I don’t need a lot of time to be creative with it. The journal card gives me the prompt and I can get right to work. Perfect if I am feeling creative, but don’t have a lot of time.

It also gives me a canvas to try new things and not worry about “messing up” whole sheets of paper or full packs of embellishments. It’s the perfect size canvas to just let your creative self go.

Here are my next set of completed pages:

 

Like I said, I am really happy with how they turned out.

Here is a video of my process:

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Tag us on Instagram

Thanks for stopping by!

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June 2019 Kit Reveal

Welcome to our Tres Jolie June 2019 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our June kits.  I’m super excited to bring you these kits. Not just because it’s a beautiful kit, but because this month marks our 1 year anniversary.

At Tres Jolie we do our best to bring you the latest and greatest. This month is no exception. Our main kit is filled with brand new papers from 49 & Market.

As always, 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 June 2019 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

For a full list of all our kit contents, please visit our website home page here.

Here is the full kit reveal video:

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

This was created for our monthly challenge (see below).

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 their monthly challenge inspiration project.

Annie

Rae

Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month. This month we have a sketch. This sketch can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or even altered project. This challenge is open to everyone, however we would like to see what you do with our kit(s) and our sketch.

Here is the sketch:

Place your entries in the June 2019 Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. All are welcome to enter, however we’d love to see what you do with our kits.

This challenge ends on June 30th, 2019 at 11:59 pm CST.

There will also be other fun challenges this month to celebrate our anniversary. On June 8th we will have an online crop, so make sure you are a part of our Facebook group (link below). There will be giveaways, challenges and just lots of fun.

Also for this month, all in stock past kits will be on sale, so if you want to pick up a past favorite or just try one of our kits now is the time. I’ll also be adding a few limited edition specialty kits, so keep your eyes open for those.

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Journal spread by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone !

Last week I showed you my Journal Cover, today I am showing my first journal spread.  This page was made with the Cards, Tags and more kit of course !

The 1st thing I did what choosing a card from the kit with the quote number 39 that says :

“Feel inspired by all the colors of the Rainbow. What does your personal rainbow look like ?”

That is when I thought of kids, instantly.  I took my watercolors and started to put some on the left side and with water, I made the colors drop from one side to the other. Like this :

 

Once the paint was dry, I took different stamps from my stash and put them all over the spread.  I adhered the card I had chosen and added some words from the kit with cute small flowers.

 

I finished with some journaling about my inspiration :

 

 

 

I hope this will help you to be inspired and just start creating without overthinking it ! Don’t be afraid to just start something and see where it takes you 🙂

Annie

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