Mixed Media “Trees by Streams of Water”

Happy Wednesday y’all!!  Michelle here, giving you a fun dose of mixed media today!!

Today I’m playing with the awesome Redesign Modeling Material by Redesign by Prima, Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Spray by Ranger & Lindys Magical metallic powder that were in the August mixed media kit.  I also picked out a stamp I liked with a simple, deep cut design to use that would make a good impression.

I started out by taking a good portion of the modeling material and pressing it flat on to a nonstick surface that I knew it would release easily from.  Then  I firmly stamped the rubber stamp into the modeling material.

I allowed the modeling material to dry, you can speed this up a bit with a heat gun but you may need to allow it to dry a few hours to overnight.

Next I sprayed the piece well with the “bundled sage” Distress Oxide Spray and lightly blotted the excess to create a unique effect.

Finally I applied a bit of water to my work surface and then began to dip my wet paint brush in the Lindy’s Magicals gold metallic powder, and then brushing along the edges and high spots of my stamped modeling material …rewetting my brush as needed.

I applied my finished piece on to a prepared mixed media canvas board.

If you would like to recreate the look of this board, I simply applied some texture medium that had a lot of grit to it and added some extra texture pebbles to the edges then painted the entire board black.  After it was dry I brushed on some of the gold Lindy’s magicals kinda like a rich water color, leaving it almost powdery in some spots for extra grit.  I then applied some light sage green acrylic paint to the raised textured areas and tucked some natural moss under my adhered stamped modeling material piece.

I’m pretty smitten with it and I hope you are too!  Hopefully this helps you think a bit out the box on how you can use the mediums included in this month’s amazing mixed media kit!!

 

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

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

Today I’m bringing you my “Follow Along With Us” project for the month using the August Mixed Media Kit. Now, I’m not going to lie, this project fought back! This was just one of those times that I was having problems getting my hands to do what my brain was picturing. As you’ll discover in the video, in the end I had to do a voice-over to explain what I did, but I’m rather pleased with the end result!

The stems are actually a rather happy accident. I didn’t originally plan for them to be “broken,” but when they came apart I realized I rather liked the look. Now, as I’ll also note in the video, I would paint the “Bayou Boogie Gold” Magical Powder on my mushrooms and stems before adding them to the canvas. If you do (and don’t add the “Antique Linen” first) they will match the flowers. If you do it the same way I did in the video then your mushrooms will look like mine here. When I was working on it I hadn’t planned to have them gold originally, but after I got them glued down I decided to make them pop off the canvas more! (Have I mentioned this project just wanted to fight me every step of the way? LOL!)

Check out my video and follow along!



You don’t need a mould to use modeling material! I formed my stems and mushrooms by hand! I didn’t try to make them the same or perfect, I just played around with the modeling material until I liked what I made. (Which isn’t in the video due to this project fighting me the whole time! If I remember correctly, I thought my camera was running, but I was mistaken. Sorry!!)

     

At some point in time, although I can’t say when exactly after everything this project put me through, I decided to cluster all the flowers from the mould together where the mushroom stems intersected!

Even though the acrylic sealer had an effect on the Oxide Spray, I can tell you that had not happened to me before, so I am thinking I should have set it aside longer to dry. I’m not disappointed, just surprised. And sometimes surprises work out!

I hope you enjoyed this project and that it gave you an idea or two about how to use the items found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie! Thank you for joining us and I’ll see you again soon!


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August 2020 Mixed Media Kit

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

*Little Birdie Black Gesso, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Sealer

August 2020 Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and it’s a new month. Where has the year gone? It’s August already, so you know it’s time for new kits.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie August 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our August 2020 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 new to us international papers from AB Studios and coordinating embellishments.

I’m also really excited about the mixed media kit this month. It has some fun and exciting mediums.

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 August 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 gorgeous sketch. The sketch 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 sketch.

Here is the sketch:

Place your entries in the August 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 August 31st, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

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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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Mixed Media Panel with Rae

Happy Sunday!

By now you’ve seen a number of stunning projects made with the July Mixed Media kit by our design team.  This kit was so much fun to work with!

Alcohol inks, beautiful flowers, a whole page page of elements to fussy cut, and two different projects from AB Studios: a 12X12 chipboard panel and acrylic gear pieces.  I decided to use the chipboard panel:

I began by adding some clear matte embossing powder to the panel.  Then I added the orange and yellow alcohol inks to most of the panel, and added a bit of purple to round it out.  I let the ink dry, then I gave the entire piece a heavy coating of the snow cap alcohol ink then I blasted the wet ink with a heat gun until it bubbled and dried creating a layered distressed effect.  You can see how the finish looks in the closeups:

I used a Prima resin frame from my stash to create a focal point for the project.  If you don’t have anything similar, a cut out image of a frame, or just some paper layers would work just as well.

I cut several flowers from the AB Studios paper and added them to poke out from under the actual flowers, all of which are 49 and Market.  (The small purple ones are from my stash.)  I whitewashed the flowers with diluted gesso to soften the look of the project.

I added a Prima Marketing resin dragonfly from the scrapbook kit to complete the project.  I added some alcohol ink (purple and orange) as well as some gold wax past for a shimmery finish.

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Tres Jolie Kit Club-July Mixed Media Kit-Use Your Wings

Hey, all!

Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog. Today I’m bringing you my final project this month using the second transparent gear from A.B. Studio that came in the kit, along with the alcohol inks from the kit and some items from my stash.

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For this project, I really wanted to showcase the transparent nature of that A.B. Studio gear so I used a gel medium to add some texture while retaining the transparency. Check out the video below to see the whole process as I was doing it!


Video:


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I really wanted a ton of texture on my gear, so in addition to the stenciling, I have some sisel and some texture beads.

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I used the “Sunshine Yellow,” and “Sunset Orange” alcohol inks in the area where I would be placing the cluster.

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I used clear embossing power on some of the cut-out pieces, then used the “Purple Twilight” alcohol ink and the “Snow Cap” Mixative to add some color to the mushroom tops and some of the flower clusters. When I sprayed the ink with some rubbing alcohol I just let it bleed out how it wanted. I didn’t dry to clean it up or move it.

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On a few of the other embossed, cut-out pieces I used some of the “Snow Cap” Mixative.

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I think the olive green on the butterfly and words was the perfect complementary color to use with the three colors of alcohol inks that came in this month’s kit.

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Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie, I hope you enjoyed this project and that it gave you some ideas of what can be done with items from this month’s Mixed Media kit. I hope to see you again soon!


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July Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed Media kit

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

*Prima Stencil Item #564278, *A.B. Studio “Vintage Elements 3,” Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution, 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (AKA Rubbing Alcohol), Ranger Extra Thick Embossing Powder – Clear, Ranger Blending Tool, Ranger/Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator Felt, Brea Reese Texture Pebbles, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel, Sisal, Ranger Heat It Craft Tool, Ranger Mini Mister

Mixing it up with alcohol inks

Happy Hump Day Y’all!!

Michelle here, playing around with my alcohol inks from this month’s mixed media kit and I thought I would video it and take you guys along for the ride.

Since we get these awesome full size mediums in our kits we have plenty to play around with once the main component of the kit is gone.  Why not try something new, fresh and exciting?  So here we go!

I mixed these inks with crackle texture paste, gel medium, sprayed with alcohol, etc.  I applied it to water color paper tags, yupo art paper, even glassine sandwich bags!  The results were so fun!  Check out the video and see how it all came out!

This is the completed backgrounds from all our experimenting!!  I just love the effects!

Check out the video above and go make your own!

And here are a few completed projects I made using the backgrounds I created.  It was fun to just play!  I hope you will be inspired to do the same!

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Mixed Media Monday Madness

Hey everyone, Kim here. I’m serving up some mixed media madness today, working with the July 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 did a lot of fussy cutting of flowers from the 12×12 sheet in the kit. I layered them all around using foam tape to give them some dimension.

All the flowers on here came from the kit. You can see more of the fussy cut flowers. This went together fairly quick after I got everything cut out.

For the background, I first added a coat of clear gesso. I didn’t want the alcohol inks to soak in to fast. Once dried, I used mostly the yellow and orange inks. I blended those until I was happy. I added a small amount of the purple.

Once I was happy with the background, I did a light swipe of the snowcap randomly of the entire piece.  I was happy the way it turned out.

Once it was done, I realized it needed something in the center. I added this butterfly from my stash to the middle and it was the perfect touch. Finally I was done.

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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!

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Cris

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Mixed Media Acrylic Tag

Hello crafty friends!! Today I am back to share with you this tag that I created using the Acrylic Tag & one of the sheets from the July Scrapbook Kit.

 

To create this tag I began by fussy cutting all of the images from the cover sheet of the 12×12 papers that came in the Scrapbook kit which are from Scrap Boys Dream Garden collection. Once this was done I applied some white gesso with a foam brush only on the center of the tag and a little on a couple of the corners. Once this air dried I brushed on some DecoArt Media Mister White Shimmer spray.    

     

I wasn’t able to get a photo of the spray bottle but there is a little shimmer on the area where I applied the gesso. The next step I did was mix some of the Lindy’s Magicals Bougainvillea Fuchsia from a previous kit, with some DecoArt Crackle Paste  and used it on a non brand chevron stencil from my stash. Once that dried I assembled the fussy cut images how I wanted them on my tag , most of the time I will take a photo so that I don’t forget how I had them on my tag or even on layouts.  I used some foam dots on the cut pieces to give the tag a more dimensional look which I like how that turned out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The last thing that I did was add some vintage photos from the Finnabair Vintage Photobooth Sticker Booklet . I cropped them at the corners with the WeRMemory Keepers Corner Rounder and added some Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges just as I did around all of the fussy cut images.  I finished it off by covering the photos and making some splatters using the same DecoArt Media White Shimmer spray all around the finished tag.  Then adding a dainty pink lace from my stash and a piece of twine .

I hope that you have enjoyed my blog post today and you feel inspired to create something wonderful with your acrylic tag. I found many ideas on how to create this tag on Pinterest and YouTube.  I will be back next week to share the project I have done for the July Mood Board Challenge. I hope that you will join in on this challenge. See you all then!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

 

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