January Mixed Media Spotlight

Hello!

Today we are showcasing our January Mixed Media kit. Each month we offer a mixed media kit that has an assortment of mixed media and tools, AND a project to make with them. As you can see in the picture below, this month’s kit has these amazing metal wings to alter as the project.

There is enough of these products to use on multiple projects, not just the project included in the kit! Also included are a set of three wooden panels and some beautiful embellishments: a set of Tim Holtz stencils, a floral vine, and some Prima melange pebbles.

Let’s look at some of the projects created with this kit. First up is Crystal:

Next up is Michelle:

 

I love how everyone started with the same materials, but ended up with totally different looks.If you want to see how Crystal and Michelle created their projects, just head over to our Youtube channel for a step by step video.

Because our kits are packed with full size products, there are always leftover after you complete your project. Let’s look at what Michelle and Crystal created with their leftovers:

Crystal used some leftover paints and the stencil.

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Tres Jolie Kit Club-January Mixed Media Kit-Bees

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kit Club Blog!!

My second project for this month for the Tres Jolie Kit Club focuses on up-cycling a wooden box, using one of the three stencils, two of the paints, the 49 & Market Vine, and some of the Prima Mélange Art Pebbles found in this months Mixed Media Kit!

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Even though in the beginning I wasn’t completely sure if I’d use the ReneaBouquet Bees from my stash, they were the inspiration for the colors! I really just wanted everything but the flowers to have neutral coloring, so I used the “Ancient Coin” and “Steampunk Copper” Prima Paints from the kit on the box and rice paper (also from my stash) with the stencil.

I painted the top “rim” of the box with the “Ancient Coin” and used the “Steampunk Copper” on the outside and inside edges, as well as creating a texture paste of the paints for the stenciling!


Video:


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I added some of the texture paste stenciling to the outside of the box for texture then painted it with the “Steampunk Copper.”

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Here are some close-ups of each of the four compartments so can get a good look at the details!

This little box went together quickly, and I was able to put it all together in a single day! Because Prima paints dry so quickly I was able to time their dry time when I went and had some lunch, and the texture paste I just had to wait for it to be “dry enough.”


The January Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club:MM Kit Graphics

In addition to items from the January Mixed Media kit, I used:

ReneaBouquets Bees, 13@rts Magic Powder, Stamperia Rice Paper (DFSA3004), Liquitex Clear Gesso, Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel, FabriTac, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, and Mod Podge Paper Matte


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Lunar Slumber Mini Wooden Tray

Hey y’all!! Can I just start by saying how much I love this little mini wooden trays by Prima that are in the January mixed media kit?!    I mean, the possibilities!  So for this project I used just one of them because I have so many fab ideas for them!

I’m a big Prima fan so I have made some clay pieces before using their air dry paper clay and silicone molds and happened to have them laying around when I went looking for pieces to feature in my little tray.  They just seemed like a logical choice.

Besides that, the only other products I used that were not in the kit were some glass bead gel and acrylic paints by Bad Girls Couture.

Over all the process was pretty simple and fun, gluing on the clay faces first then painting the center black and outside kinda a fun light aqua.  Next I did some texturing and distressing and rubbed on some metallics.   I made a little process video, take a peek at how I created it!


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Tres Jolie Kit Club-January 2020 Mixed Media – Prima Wooden Trays

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kit Club Blog!!

My first project this month focuses on using the fabulous Prima Wooden Trays, one of the three stencils, all three paints, and some of the Prima Mélange Art Pebbles found in this months Mixed Media Kit, along with a few items from my stash!

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When I first started this project I had a much different idea in mind, but I eventually realized this was going to be so much better as an abstract art project!


Video:


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You can see stenciling with the paint’s (both from the January 2020 Mixed Media Kit) I turned into texture paste using “Magic Powder” from 13@rts, an item from my stash that came in the June 2018 Tres Jolie Mixed Media Kit.

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I love how the Prima Mélange Art Pebbles look like air bubble in the epoxy!

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I sprinkled my “Henna” and “Gold Leaf” mica flakes on the bottom, then sprinkled the “Frosted” on top of the epoxy. After that was done I popped the Prima Mélange Art Pebbles in and set the trays on a nice level shelf to cure for 24 hours!


In addition to the January 2020 Mixed Media Kit, I used:

Stamperia Rice Paper “Cosmos” Collection, 13@rts Magic Powder, Liquitex Black Gesso, Mod Podge Paper Matte, Tim Holtz Medium Distress Brush, Prima Mica Flakes “Gold Leaf,” “Henna,” and “Frosted,” and Art n Glow Resin


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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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All the designers will be revealing their projects on the Tres Jolie blog all month long. Make sure you join us for tons of inspiration, including video and photo tutorials.

Happy New Year and last project of 2019

Happy New Year to your family from ours. Hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year’s eve.

I’m back to share my last project of 2019. I created this with the December 2019 Mixed media kit.

If you haven’t seen the kit here it is:

 

Here is my project:

 

I really enjoyed creating this. I just let myself go with the flow. I found when I did that it really came together. I had a problem when I stopped and started thinking about it.

Let’s talk about the “flow” process(my sd card said my images were corrupt, when I went to download. Sorry no pictures to go with this). I took the collage medium and the 2 sheets of rice paper first. I tore the rice paper randomly and glued it down with the collage medium.

Once arranged the way I wanted it, I took the dry wall tape and ripped it and added it to the canvas with the collage medium. I also added the adhesive mesh the same way.

When I was done and like the look, I sealed it with more of the collage medium. The I took some white gesso and when around the edges and them randomly on the canvas. I then covered the dry gesso with the vintage collage medium to tone down the stark white.

Here is where I ran into trouble, because I started to think too much about what to do next. I wasn’t sure I wanted to leave it flat or add dimension. If I did dimension, what would be my focal piece…You know all the questions.

I decided to add dimension. So now what focal piece? I went back and forth and finally settled on flowers, since I have so many.

I pulled out random texture flowers and in complimentary colors for my canvas. Once I had them arranged, I used some crackle medium and added some stenciling.

After everything was glued down, I used the mist from the kit to add more color throughout the canvas. Finished it with some white paint splatters, added a title and I was done.

We will be revealing our January kit next week. Make sure you come back for that. We will also have the winners from our YouTube hop (sorry, the holidays have us off schedule on that).

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Tres Jolie Kit Club-December Mixed Media-Dressform

Hey, All! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kit Club Blog!

For my third project using the December Mixed Media Kit, I altered used some paper from my stash with the mediums and drywall tapes from the kit to create a décor dressform! (Dressform Cut File from svgcuts.com)


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Can you believe this wasn’t my original plan? I had thought to alter a pencil box to make it look like a treasure chest! Things didn’t go according to plan, and I had to adjust! You can see the transformation in my YouTube video!


Video:


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Even though I hadn’t planned on making flowers, I am in love with all the texture the drywall tapes impart! (All of the glue and gel hadn’t had time to dry fully & become transparent yet when I had to take the photos!)

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My main flower is actually made from the Tim Holtz “Jumbo Tattered Pinecone” Bigz Die and the rest of the flowers came from the Time Holtz “Tattered Florals” Bigz Die.

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In this picture of the back you can really see the beautiful lace I used as, more or less, the bodice of the “dress.” I am so glad I hoarded that lace for so long!


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–December Mixed Media Kit-Top Hat

Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kit Club Blog! Although it wasn’t intentional, I completed four projects this month! The rice paper I used here was misplaced at the beginning of the month, and was put away in the wrong spot! I think it statically adhered to the plastic of the Cards, Tags, and More Kit’s patterned paper. That being said, once I realized it was “missing,” I already had three projects completed, but I still had this rice paper, so I created a winter top hat!

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This little hat stands approximately 3-3/4” tall and is made sturdy using some chicken wire “ribbon.” That’s the only way I know how to describe the wire!

On the front I used some ReneaBouquet’s Beautiful Board Snowflakes from my stash, sprayed with the two Lindy’s Gang Moon Shadow Mists from the kit, and attached them with some heavy gel medium!


Video:


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Here you can see where I used some of the “Crazing” medium from the Tim Holtz collage medium set in this months kit on the outside of the hat, which I then sprayed with the “Gossamer Gold” Moon Shadow Mist!

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Two other touches for this piece were two small cabochons for the “buttons” on the hat and some glitter ribbon around the base!


In addition to items from the December Mixed Media Kit (in the following photo), I used:

Mixed media kit

Silhouette Design Store “Mourner’s 3D Top Hat” (ID #67665) Assembly Instructions for “Mourner’s 3D Top Hat”

Silhouette Cameo 3, Nicapa Mat, Premium Blade, ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board Snowflakes, AC Glitter Ribbon, FabriTac, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Liquitex Super Heavy Gloss Gel, Art Glitter Glue, Spellbinder Tool n One, BEST 1/4” double sided tape, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, and Ranger Brayer


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Recycled Tag

You may have realized by now that I like to use every little scrap of my kits.  This month I had not only the Mixed Media kit but also the scrapbook kit so I had a lot to work with.

When I got low on my papers I began to look at the pretty packaging that the Blue Fern embellishments came in and it replicated the patterns on the paper in a smaller print.  I thought to myself that it would make the perfect tag so I got to work!

I cut the tag shape out and punched a hole at the top

I then used the stencil from the mixed media kit and some molding paste to create some great texture on my newly created tag.

Once the new texture was created and dried I sprayed on some Lindy’s Moon Shadow Mist from the Mixed Media kit.

Next I added more texture by applying some paper packing scraps at the bottom with more molding paste and I tucked in one of the little resin birds from the Scrapbook kit.

I continued to layer more texture with the mesh tape from the mixed media kit as well.

While the molding paste was wet I sprinkled on some coarse silver glitter and allowed it all to dry well.  Once it was all dry I added a title cutout with a pop dot and rubbed the bird with some metallic gold.

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you are inspired to look at your packaging in a different light!!

Tres Jolie Kits-December Mixed Media Kit-Canvas

Hey, all! I’m up on the blog today using the December Mixed Media Kit! For this project I used the canvas, mediums, stencil, and drywall tapes from the kit!

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I don’t often work with realistic images, but I really do like the print on the Stamperia line! I layered the rice paper over the matching patterned paper, and one eye didn’t quite line up right, but, to me, I think it gives an other-worldly vibe!


Process Video:


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Here you can see some of the crazing effect, as well as a closer look at the TCW stencil with the Lindy’s Gang, “Treasure Island Aqua,” Moon Shadow Mist.

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I layered the paper and rice paper from my stash with the mediums and drywall tapes from the kit to create a very vintage, very aged effect.

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In addition to the Mixed Media Kit, I used:

Stamperia Time Is An Illusion Paper & Rice Paper

Krylon Workable Fixatif

Liquitex Gloss Gel

JudiKins Diamond Glaze

Tear Shaped Cabochons