Tres Jolie Kit Club-October Mixed Media Kit-Art Journaling

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

Today I am bringing you an Art Journal spread I created using the mediums found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit.

I find Art Journaling can be freeing and relaxing. There isn’t a need to have a plan going in, I think it’s impossible to “make a mistake,” and you can practice with your mediums!

In the video I go over the different items (also listed at the end of this post) I used to make this spread and I show the process involved.


Video:

 

I first coated the pages in my art journal with some clear gesso, then started layering my stencils for the background – drying in between each layer. After my background was finished I just started drawing! The paints are no longer water-reactive once they are dry, so I only worried about using my Workable Fixatif when I wanted my Stabilo pencils to stay put!​

I didn’t worry about trying to make everything “perfect,” I just went along adding color and designs as I felt the “need” for them. After the background stenciling, I added my leafy vines, mushrooms, and leaf. I mixed some of the Nuvo Sparkle Spray with some clear gesso to make it more of a paint and (tried) using it to create some shadow effects and to color my leaf some. After I had it painted on I watered the remaining mixture down some and splattered it across the pages. The final step to the spread was to draw on the border around the pages.

 

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie, I hope this project gave you some ideas of what you can do with the mediums found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit!

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October 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

In addition to items from this month’s Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used:

Fabrika Decoru Stencil FDTR 162, *A.B. Studio Stencil, *TCW “Mini Art Deco Leaves” Stencil, Echo Park “Mini Leaves” Stencil, *Prima Waterbrush, Stabilo Black & White, Sharpie Pen – Black, Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso, Liquitex Clear Gesso, Ranger Heat-It Craft Tool, Ranger Blending Tool, Krylon Workable Fixatif, Dina Wakley Media Journal 8” x 10”

Mixed Media Monday

Hey everyone, Kim here. I’m serving up some more mixed media madness this Monday morning. I worked with the October 2020 Mixed Media kit.

Here is the Mixed Media kit if you haven’t already seen it:

Here is the project I created with the kit:

I created a process video on this project. You can watch it here:

 

 

 

 

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Still Becoming – Mixed Media Journal Entry

Happy Wednesday!!  I’m breaking into my October mixed media kit and I’m so inspired!  I just loved those wooden feathers included with that Lucky Dip Dream Catcher so I had to use them to the fullest extent!

For this journal entry, I’m working in a journal I made during a class I took from the super talented Jeanie Oliver so everything looks fabulous on these plaster covered pages!  But I’ll share that little tid bit with you too.  The pages in this journal are created using canvas painters drop cloth and I smeared thick plaster of Paris and allowed to dry.  You can scratch into it while wet or press things into it to create unique textures but for this page it’s just plain plaster.

I dripped a drip of brown ink on it for some character.

Then I laid down one of those wooden feathers from the Lucky Dip Dream Catcher and used it like a mask.  I sprayed the “Coco” NUVO Sparkle Spray over it and removed it to leave the image of the feather behind.

Then I took and old gift card and squirted a bit of the “Peacock” paint along the edge of it and dabbed it on the page to create the lines across the bottom of the feather.

Finally I attached some A Vintage Girl & Her Daughter Stickers from my stash using some pop dots for added dimension.  I drew the strings for the lights to give them the appearance that they are actually hanging.

It’s a pretty simple page but very impactful.  This technique could be used in so many ways though, for cards, scrapbook pages, wrapping paper, you name it!  So much fun!

Well thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have been inspired to create something beautiful today!

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Vintage Artistry Coral Altered File Folder

Hello everyone! Today I am up on the blog to share with you this fun project that I created for this week using the September Card, Tags, & More Kit. This collection comes with the beautiful collection of papers from 49 & Market, Vintage Artistry Coral. Aside from the paper, I was anxious to use the cut out sheets that came with it. All that ephemera was absolutely beautiful! That is where I got the idea for an altered manila file folder. I hadn’t made one like this before but I was truly inspired by a very talented crafter that always has been an inspiration to me. Her name is Jenifer Stephens, her YouTube channel is A Trace Of Sparkle. Here is what I created with this amazing kit from Tres Jolie Kits!

I absolutely love how this turned out! There are many different ways that you can create these manila folders. I actually used 2.5 folders for this project. Since they weren’t coffee nor tea dyed I decided I would do a quick version of it so using Tim Holtz Distress Stain Ground Espresso , a sponge brush and a spray water bottle. I really love how it turned out! Here are some samples of this.

So this idea above works fast if you don’t have any folders, papers. ephemera, laces , etc coffee/tea dyed and you want to make something fast. I hope that you will give this a try and if you do make sure you share with us what you created over at the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe

If you are undecided or just saw this kit now, you have to purchase this one! I can promise you that you will NOT be disappointed at all! It truly is amazing and there are so many projects you can create with it! I also used the Darice thin metal die that was included in this kit that inspired the front page of this project. Here is a video of the entire project.

Well friends I hope that you like what I have created for this week using this gorgeous kit! There is still time to get your Cards, Tags, & More kit or there are two other kits, the Scrapbook Kit and Mixed media kit that you can purchase as well. I will be back actually next week with a project using the Scrapbook kit! Until then I hope you check in daily to see the rest of the design team share their beautiful creations!! See ya next week! XOXO

Hugs,

Jeanne

P.S. Also don’t forget about the Mood board challenge going on here at Tres Jolie Kits!! Here is a post you can see what that mood board challenge is and get inspired by Kim who created an amazing layout!!

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Mini Tag Books

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing these adorable mini tag books I created using the August Cards, Tags, & More kit. I had the two sheets left from the beautiful papers from Craft O’Clock so thought they would look super cute as mini books you are able to journal in.

This project came together pretty fast , even if you don’t have this exact collection , you can create something similar by making your own tags, using any ephemera you have on hand or are able to print out some as well as sentiments . I used some sticker sentiments from the Finnabair Sentiments Sticker Book from another past Tres Jolie kit.

On one of the sets, I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves around all of the edges of my tags. I used small pop foam dots on the ephemera I added to the tags. For the sentiments, I used some colored/white card stock to back them onto. I also cut some white card stock to add to the back of the tags to add small photos or just use them to journal on.

This paper collection from Craft O’Clock was very beautiful and considering I wasn’t much for purple, I truly loved creating using this month’s Card, Tags, & More kit. I hope that you all use up every last piece of your papers. Even using scraps , you can come up with some great gift ideas.  I thought also of maybe altering an altoid tin to maybe store these tags books in.

 

The last thing I did was add some of the beautiful seam binding from the kit on one of the tag books and added some twine on the other one. I also added some of the pearls & bling from the kit. *Note: I didn’t post every single photo on here since they would be too many since I used some of the more narrow tags as well. I did share the main photos though. I hope that you like my project this week. Don’t forget there is still time to join in this month’s sketch challenge going on on the Tres Jolie facebook group. Join in you just might win!!

I will see ya all next time!! Hugs, Jeanne

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“Blessed” Ringed Mini Album

Hello crafty friends!! Today I’m sharing the first project I created using the August Card, Tags, & More kit. This kit came with some beautiful papers, cut outs & my favorite was the gold doilies. The entire kit was beautifully put together and very easy to put together.

 

If you purchased this kit and have never created a ringed mini album, the one thing I can tell you is that this is the easiest kind of mini album that you can create. I think these are fun to make for any level but most definitely for beginners, this is what I would go with.

Here is the process video of how I created mine. I hope you can get an idea of what I did , it honestly is very easy. Everything that Kim put in this kit makes it that easy. Maybe the only thing that took any kind of work was cutting the chipboard she provided to size,  which you can cut yours to any size you would like. Mine measures 8 1/2 X 8 1/2.

I hope that you like what I came up with this month. If you purchased this kit, please don’t forget to share with us your final project on the Facebook page Tres Jolie Kit Club . Also don’t forget to join in this month’s sketch challenge!

I’ll be back next week with my next project. See Ya then….

Hugs,

Jeanne

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Monday monthly wrap-up

Hey everyone, Kim here. since we are in the last week of the month, we are going to do a monthly wrap -up and MAYBE some sneaks for next month.

If you haven’t had internet access for the last month and missed all our social media post, I’ll start off by showing you the July kits.

This is the scrapbook kit (there are still a few available), it was filled with beautiful papers from Srapboys. The DT did an amazing job creating with this kit.

Here are some examples:

Can you believe Cris created that stunning tag flip book with just leftover scraps?

Next up is the Cards, Tags and more kit. I love this kit because each month it’s a surprise. For July we had a junk journal.

Look at these journals:

I created this textured cover for my journal.

 

Lastly, but definitely not least is the Mixed Media kit. The fun thing about this kit is there is always a project to use your mediums on right out of the box.  So not only do you get to build your mediums stash, you get to create cool projects.

Here is the kit:

Let’s look at some projects:

There is also our monthly challenge. You still have time to enter if you haven’t. The challenge is open to everyone and there is always a great prize for the winner.

Here is the mood board if you haven’t seen it:

August is just a few days away. We will be revealing our kits on August 3rd.  We are so excited, the kits are amazing. How about a few sneak peeks of what’s in the works?

Hope you enjoyed the sneaks. Make sure you come back for reveal of our August kit. The DT will have projects to wow you.

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How can you see whats on sale? All you have to do is go here (Past Kits for Sale page). Just take your time and scroll thru all the goodness and pick yourself a few pretty things. We have super fast shipping (most orders ship out the next day.

Check the blog daily for more projects created with the July 2020 kits. The designers will be sharing close ups, tutorials and videos.  Please make sure you follow us on YouTube so you will get notified when a video gets posted.

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Rustic Shabby Chic Mini Album for Tres Jolie Kits Mood Board Challenge

Hello crafty friends!! This week I am back to share what I created this month for the the July Mood Board Challenge. I used the stunning July Scrapbook Kit which included the papers from Scrapboys “Dream Garden”! This kit was filled with flowers which I love and I am pretty sure I used all of them with the exception of maybe a few blue ones. I always try not to make my mini albums so chunky but that is always a fail! I can’t help it! I hope u like what I have come up with for this challenge! There is still time for YOU to enter as well! So hurry and share with us what you have created for this mood board challenge!

For the base of this album I used one of the premade chipboard albums from Frank Garcia which is a Memory Hardware Album, it measures 5.5 x 7.5. I usually paint the edges of my albums with Antique White Acrylic Paint but lately I love how the Tonic Studios Embellishment Mousse in Chai Latte.  

Its a little light so you might not be able to tell but it does give it a little pop of color and shimmer as well.

I then distressed the edges with my Prima Marketing Distress Tool   and I also used some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink on the edges as well. This gives it a more rustic look rather than just Shabby Chic.

Once I adhered my papers I began adding some Ivory non brand card stock photo mats backed with American Crafts Pink Textured Card stock and I also added some of the 49&Market Sky Stitched Frames that were in the kit. I did end up cutting up some of the tags from a past kit from Tres Jolie that had the perfect color combo to go with this album. I also used a Dusty Attic Chipboard frame that was also from a past kit. But you can use what ever you want to embellish your album if you don’t have these on hand.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I did use some of the cut outs from the “Dream Garden” sheet. I also used up the rest of the Shabby Chic Bugs from Prima Marketing that were also in the scrapbook kit. I also added some of the  Ballerina Liquid Pearls from Ranger on the wings and body of the resin butterfly, these liquid pearls were also a part of the Scrapbook kit.

Here is a quick video where I share the entire album:

I do hope that you find some inspiration from my project as well as from the other Tres Jolie Designers. If you have never made a mini album and feel intimidated to try it, these premade chipboard albums make it SO MUCH EASIER. I hope you will give it a try and share with us!!

See you all in August!! I’m excited to share my projects with you!!

HUGS

Jeanne

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“Eyes Wide Shut” Canvas Journal

Hello friends,

Happy Saturday to you! I’m excited to share a fun journal I created with the July Cards, Tags & More kit, which features the stunning “Imagine” collection by Stamperia…

The base of my project is a Tim Holtz canvas journal (included your kit!). I started by collaging a piece of vintage music sheet from the kit, with a torn piece of paper from the Stamperia collection.  I fussy cut this gorgeous female image from the collection for the cover,  as well as a few flowers from the Mixed Media kit. I love combining elements from all 3 kits in my projects; it’s easy to do because they all coordinate so well together.This entire project is just a lot of collaging and layering. The first spread features book pages, ephemera and flowers from the kit. I also used a few flowers from our June Scrapbooking kit and a butterfly I found in my stash.

The doily flips down to reveal two tags from the collection. I used Fabri-Tac and soft gel medium as adhesives. I also dry-brushed white gesso on each page.  The second spread is my favorite, and inspired the journal’s name. I love that image on the right – the woman’s eyes are closed as if she’s dreaming or in deep contemplation. I was taken with how calm and content she looks.

 I adhered the Dream sentiment on the bottom because I think her expression is symbolic of the power we have when we close our eyes; We have within us the ability to intentionally pull ourselves away from any stressful situation by simply closing our eyes. We also have the ability to dream, contemplate, meditate, pray and just “be”. We can escape or choose to stay focused. I think that’s an awesome power and why I titled the journal “Eyes Wide Shut”.For the next spread I adhered one of the beautiful lace pieces Kim provides in our kits on the left page and created a simple collage around it. The opposite page consists of collaged paper pieces and one of the fun dress images from the Stamperia collection.

The rest of the journal consists of collaged paper pieces adhered with Fabri-Tac and sealed with soft matte gel. I also randomly stamped in sepia ink  throughout. I used one of the 49& Market stitched frames from and florals from the Scrapbooking kit on the following spread. This is the last spread the journal and a very special one because my design teammate Jeanne, who also helped create this kit,  provided the gorgeous decoupaged glassine bag on the left filled with lots of goodies for us to use on our projects. Thank you Jeanne!

Thank you for visiting today. I hope you enjoyed my project and will take minute to check out the amazing work by our other designers. Seriously these girls knock it out of the park every month and I am honored beyond words to be working alongside them. There is so much happening in our little corner of the world – visit us through the following links so we can get to know you better!

xo
Cris

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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.

Thanks for stopping by.

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How can you see whats on sale? All you have to do is go here (Past Kits for Sale page). Just take your time and scroll thru all the goodness and pick yourself a few pretty things(we’ve added newer kits). We have super fast shipping (most orders ship out the next day.

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