Tres Jolie Kit Club–September Mixed Media Kit-Spinel Panel

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

This week I’m bringing you a little panel I created using items from this month’s mixed media kit as well as items from my stash!

The script on my background is from the Finnabair “Read My Letter” stencil from my stash, but I did use the TCW Gel from this month’s kit with it.

This project went together rather quickly and easily, to see how it was done, check out my video!


Video:


After I had all the parts I wanted glued down to my background (the TCW Gel from the kit makes a great glue!) I coated it all with some white gesso, then started adding on my mediums; starting with the Lindy’s Gang from the kit.​​

I mixed the beads from the kit with more of the TCW Gel and brushed them onto the Prima flower vine. It makes me think of water droplets on the petals!

As you saw in the video, I was able to use items from previous Tres Jolie Kits to put this panel together! I love the fact that at the “end” of my Mixed Media Kit I have mediums left to add into my stash and use at a later date!

I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what can be done with items from this month’s Mixed Media Kit!

Stay Crafty, Friends

C.J.


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September Mixed Media Kit:

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

Prima/Finnabair “Read My Letter” Stencil, *Mechanicals “Flowers,” *Opal Magic Wax “Vintage Silk,” *Metallique Wax “Vintage Gold,” Heavy White Gesso, Tim Holtz 7” Scissors, a piece of scrap material that had been used as packing material!

ATC Lovin’!

Michelle here, playing with ATCs today!

I was so excited to see the Prima ATCs in the September mixed media kit!  When I sat down to work on them my mind just went nuts and I had so much fun creating!

Since I love a vintage shabby look I started with my trusty ‘ol white crackle paste from one of my past mixed media kits and just applied it with a pallet knife.

Once that dried (I used a heat gun to speed that along) I laid out where I wanted my prima flowers to go.  Some were.  I knew some would be cut in half so I just overlapped them to the next card since some were quite large flowers.

Next I dug through my ephemera box and got some great vintage looking images, these Tim Holtz paper doll and butterfly images worked great.

Finally I glued them all together and inked up the edges with a bit of the Lindy’s gang ink using the sponge applicator attachment.

To finish them off I added some sentiment stickers (these are some that I had in my stash by “A Vintage Girl & Her Daughter)

I really love how beautiful they all look laid out together but I know they will be a perfect addition to a gift or a sweet little pick-me-up for a friend.

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Mixed Media Madness

Hey everyone, Kim here. I’m serving up some mixed media madness this Monday morning. I worked with the September 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:

How about some close-ups:

I loved working with this birdcage. I painted it with 2 layers of gesso (from a past mixed media kit). The added 2 layers of acrylic paint in vintage rose. I dry brushed on some sparks paint in butterfly spells in random spots (also used it on the bird).

I adhered the floral vine from the kit down the side. I stuck in some smaller lighter pink flowers (from my stash) in between flowers in the vine. I also added some cheesecloth. At the bottom of the vine, I added flowers from the kit. The silver beads are from my stash.

I used the spray to add some splatters to the alpha cards from the kit. You can see a close up on my painted bird.

On the inside you can see how I used the alpha cards as monograms for mine and hubby’s first names. I added the “25” plaque (from my stash) as this photo is from the day we renewed our wedding vows for our 25th anniversary. I added the silver beads to each side instead of brads. The flowers and leaf are from the flower pack in the kit.

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“Always Be Kind” Altered Birdcage

Hi, everyone!  Happy Sunday!

This month this mixed media kit includes one of my favorite projects: a Prima Marketing Birdcage!  I love these!

And, here’s what I came up with:

I started out by painting the birdcage which comes as a rust color, which I did leave showing on some parts.  I used some light blue paint, then some brighter blue gloss paint spray.  Before completely dry, I blotted the paint for a distressed look.  Once dry I repeated the process with the Lindy’s spray from the kit which is sepia with pink mica.

I distressed and inked some of the ATC cards from the kit to spell “Always” fanned along the top part of the cage.  The kit comes with two packs of Prima flowers from the Pretty Mosaic line, so I thought I would add some other elements from that line from my stash such as some additional flowers, and some pieces of ephemera.

In this close up you can see the bird which I dry brushed with some light blie acrylic paint.  The resin lady with the mask is Scrapberry’s from this month’s scrapbook kit.  The rosary chain along the bottom is from my stash.To finish things off, I adhered the flowers to the cage using the TCW gloss gel medium because it works extremely well as a glue for bulky projects like this, and it lasts much longer than hot glue.  Once dry, I added more of the gloss gel medium to the flowers, one at a time, then sprinkled them with the glass beads and white glitter, both from the kit, for a sugared look.

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Tres Jolie Kit Club – September Mixed Media Kit – Prima ATCs “Alphabet Cards”

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

This week I am bringing you my project using the Prima “Alphabet Cards” ATC pack that came in this month’s Mixed Media Kit (the cards are not shown in the kit photo).

 

To start, I haphazardly brushed on some clear gesso to all of the cards, sprayed them with the Lindy’s Gang Moon Shadow Mist from the kit, then started building up my layers. Check out the video to see how it all came about!



I dug into my collections of mediums (many of which came from previous Tres Jolie kits), and just started decorating my cards! I added some stenciling using the gel medium and glitter from this month’s kit, and topped it with some stamping. I then added some quick flower sketches to some of the ATCs, some (more) stenciling, and some painting. Then I just grabbed up some black gesso and traced over the printed letters on the cards to bring those alphabet back to the front!

I really didn’t have any rhyme or reason when I put these cards together, I just went with what I was feeling like using at the time!

 

I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what you can do with the ATC pack that came in this month’s Mixed Media Kit!

 

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Products:

 

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

Prima/Finnabair  *Wax Cire Cera “Peacock,” *Opal Magic Wax “Turquoise Satin,” *Opal Magic Wax “Vintage Silk,” *Metallique Wax “Vintage Gold,” *“Passiflora” Stencil, “Flourish” Stencil, *Elementals Stamp “Messy,” Clear Stamps *“Secret Notes” & *“Love Potion,” *Prima Clear Stamp “Rosarian,” Prima/Art Philosophy *“Metallic Pastel Accents,” *Prima Waterbrush, *Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Mini Layered Stencils Set# 39, *Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish “Silver Hessian,” StazOn “Olive Green,” Dina Wakley Media Scribble Stickes Set 1 & Set 2, *Little Birdie Black Gesso, Liquitex Clear Gesso

Bird Cage Photo Frame

Happy Wednesday y’all!  I hope you are enjoying all these gorgeous products you are seeing from the September kits Kim has put together this month!  I got to play with the mixed media kit and I’m so over the moon happy with this little bird cage project!!

I didn’t get to video the process but I put together a slideshow of the step by step process as I photographed each step.  This can be done with all the supplies provided in the mixed media kit and just some basic acrylics you have on hand.  I used a crackle medium on the metal of the bird cage but you could easily just give it a white wash of acrylic or gesso for a similar effect just to lighten it up. The other thing I used acrylic for was the red on the bird.  Other than that it’s all supplies provided in this awesome kit!  So if you are on the fence on this one, GRAB IT!

So check out my slide show and see how it was made!

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Imagination Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, friends!

Today I’m sharing my layout that I made with the September kit for this month’s mood board challenge.  Take a look at this fanciful mood board:

And’ here’s what I came up with:

I started out by adding some stenciling with texture paste.  Once dry, I added some blue and yellow distress oxide inks to tone down the white texture paste.  Next I added some stitching rub-ons from my stash.  You could easily use stitch stamps to achieve this look as well.

I treated all of the chipboard- the Scrapaholics gear swirl is from the kit- I added a combination of blue, gold, and silver embossing powders.  I used the same technique on the damask piece as well (from my stash as well, new Prima).  The fancy clock chipboard is also new from Prima.  ( I just had to use these because they were perfect for this kit!)  That was easy- just add archival ink in a random fashion.

For the layers, I cut up paper from the kit, several fussy cut elements (gears, clocks, pipes, gears, etc.) and some of the Prima Marketing ATC Alphabet cards from the mixed media kit for September.

I completed the layout by adding some Prima flowers form the kit, as well as some blue Petaloo from my stash.

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Tres Jolie Kit Club – September 2020 Mixed Media Kit – Follow Along With Us

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

For my first project of the month I’m bringing you my “Follow Along with Us” Birdcage! I made this project using only items from this month’s Mixed Media Kit; even the “glue” was the gel medium that came in the kit!

Want to see how it was all done? Check out my video below!


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I mixed some of the beads into some of the gel mixed with the Lindy’s Moon Shadow Mist and spread it on the back and bottom of the cage. For the outer base and the bars I mixed more gel with some Moon Shadow Mist and brushed it on like a paint. In that photo above you can really see the purple from the Lindy’s Moon Shadow Mist on the back panel!

For my bird, I brushed on a coat of the gel medium mixed with some of the Moon Shadow Mist, then sprinkled on some of the glitter. I also used the gel medium to adhere the bird to the cage bar!

After I placed my flowers where I wanted them (using the gel medium as the “glue”) I splattered some of the Moon Shadow Mist on them.

I hope you enjoyed this project and were able to follow along if you chose to! I’ll see you again soon with another project using the fabulous September Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie!

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September Mixed Media Kit:

September 2020 Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and it’s a new month. We are 3/4 of the way done with this year already, it’s almost over. With that being said, you know what time it is.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie September 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our September 2020 kits. As always, 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 new to us international papers from Scrapboys and coordinating embellishments.

I’m also really excited about the mixed media kit this month. It has a great project to create with.

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 September 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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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.

For the monthly challenge we have a fun mood oard. The mood board can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. The challenge is open to everyone, however we would love to see what you do with our kit(s) and our mood board.

Here is the mood board:

Place your entries in the September 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 September 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

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“Own Your Dreams” Canvas with Rae

Happy Monday!

We’ve seen some gorgeous projects this month from our design team this month, and today I’m sharing my canvas I made using the mixed media kit:

I recently bought a couple of the Ranger Distress Oxide sprays, and I am HOOKED!  The technique possibilities are endless, but so far, what I really like to use them on are dark surfaces.  Here’s the result of adding the sprays to a canvas primed with black gesso:

I started out by adding stenciling with crackle paste to the entire canvas in the kit.  Once dry, I added a smaller canvas somewhat centered, and added some crackle paste to this one as well.  I used a few things from my stash to complete the design, but I chose my focal point to be the image of the lady from the Prima Marketing mould set.  I added an older Prima resin oval frame to the smaller canvas to “house” the focal point.  I found some chipboard to add that I thought would make nice pieces to showcase the flowers made with the modeling material. Once the placement was complete, I painted the entire canvas with black gesso.  Here’s a closeup that shows the stenciling and finish details:

Once dry,  I added the Ranger Distress Oxide Sprays. I started out with Antique Linen because it was the lightest if the colors.  While still damp, I added the Bundled Sage spray, then dried those colors with a heat gun.  Next I added more of the Bundled Sage spray, then added a lot of Faded Jeans spray. Then, I added a few sprays of Speckled Egg spray (from my stash), then set aside to dry.The next day, I rubbed the canvas with a paper towel- the sprays were dried, and the finish is kind of powdery, so rubbing it revealed some of the black gesso under the sprays. I added some wax in white gold from my stash, then added some of the gold Lindy’s mica powder to the bottom canvas, and random other places.  I added clear glass beads with gloss gel surrounding the “lady,” and a Tim Holtz title from my stash that I distressed a bit, inked blue, and glued down.

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