Tres Jolie Kit Club–April 2020 Sketch Challenge–Scrapbooking Kit

Hey, all! Today I am bringing you the project I made for this month’s sketch challenge, using the April scrapbooking kit!

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As you can see I didn’t make a layout! I was totally obsessed with the clock face and flowers of the sketch, and I really wanted to create something 3D from those elements.

Here is the sketch, and under that, you will find the tutorial video!


April sketch

 


Video:


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I used some Prima Texture Fantasy Paste on my chipboard gears, and the embossing powder from the kit on my clock face, which I also back with some of the patterned paper from the kit.

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On the flowers of the chipboard roses from the kit I used a combination of two embossing powders from my stash, and again used the embossing powder from the kit on the stems and leaves.

I also tucked in a few of the die cuts from the pack that came in the kit.

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Inspiration can come from anywhere and can take you anywhere! For me, I couldn’t quit focusing on the section around the photo on the sketch, and I let it take me down a non-layout road!


April 2020 Scrapbooking Kit:

Scrapbook Kit

In addition to items from the kit (*From previous Tres Jolie kits; **From the April 2020 Mixed Media Kit), I used:

Prima Texture Fantasy Paste (Taupe Rose, Fire Orange, Blue Green), *Prima Metallique Paint “Ancient Coin,” **13@rts White Gesso, Ranger Embossing Powder “Orange Blossom,” Lindy’s Gang Embossing Powder “Cosmic Pink Blue,” Ranger Emboss It Pen, Creative Embellishments “Large Gear Frames” (x2) and “Steampunk Clock Face 5”, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, E6000, Thread Locker Blue 242, Bulldog Hardware: Machine Screw Value Kit (MA-519), Fender Washers WA-567 & WA-569


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–April Mixed Media Kit–Easter Candlesticks

Hi, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! For my first project this month I have made a set of Easter Candlesticks!
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On the candlesticks I sprinkled some of the Magical Shakers, sprayed them with some water, set them upside down, and let the color run how it wanted! I did the same process with the eggs, just not upside down! Check out the video to see all the details.


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I added some glitter from this months kit to the bottom of the eggs, set them in some moss, and added some pearls to accent!

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The gesso on the candlestick and eggs had some of the texture powder mixed in to give everything a not-quite-smooth surface!


April Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed Media kit

In addition to the items from the kit (*Items from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I also used:
Kilz Original Primer, Glass Candlesticks from Dollar Tree, Floral Garden “Floral Moss,” Krylon Workable Fixatif, Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Sealer, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, *13@rts Gel Medium, *13@rts “White” SPLASH! Ayeeda Ink


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–March Mixed Media Kit–Birdhouse

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kits blog! Today I’ll be sharing a Spring Birdhouse I created using items from this month’s mixed media kit along with items from my stash!

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I created the birdhouse with various brown and tan cardstock sheets and some patterned papers from Friends and Craft O’Clock using Silhouette Store ID# 271046 – “Birdhouse 3D Gable Box” by Snapdragon Snippets (Snapdragon Snippets Assembly Instructions)


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I used the larger circle from from this months kit on the “entrance” of the birdhouse, then used the last of the transparency and flowers from my stash to fill it in! The stick is one from my yard, the brick chipboard is from the kit, and painted with a single layer of the Cafe Au Lait paint. I added some of the metal butterflies to finish things off!

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This photo of the roof shows the watered-down paints that I used to add some extra color to the birdhouse!

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Here at the back of the birdhouse, I arranged some of the chipboard to cover the rear hole from the stick!

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More bricks and butterflies on the front!

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I painted the back of the transparency pieces with the Olive Green paint before using gel medium to hold it in place!

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March Mixed Media Kit

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In addition to items from the kit (*From previous Tres Jolie kits), I also used:

Scotch Advanced Tape Glider; BEST Double-Sided Tape 1/4” & 1/8”; Art Glitter Glue; FabriTac; Spellbinder Tool n One; Silhouette Store ID# 271046 – “Birdhouse 3D Gable Box” by Snapdragon Snippets (Snapdragon Snippets Assembly Instructions); *Friends & Craft O’Clock “Vintage Bison”; *Bazzill “Dark Kraft” Cardstock (x4); Silhouette Cameo 3; Niacapa Cutting Mat; Silhouette Premium Blade; Stick from outside; Krylon Workable Fixatif; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

Note: All other cardstock was unmarked & I’ve had it so long I can no longer recall manufacturer or how I acquired it! I used 2 sheets of the dark brown and 2 sheets of the light tan. (At least I’m fairly certain, it may have been 3 sheets of the dark brown.)


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Hump Day Two for One!!

Happy Hump Day!!  Today I’m working predominately with the March Scrapbook kit.  I normally stick with the Mixed Media kit but this month the scrapbook kit looked so amazing that I had to get it!

I am somewhat out of practice with my scrapbooking but I had to give it a go and do some catching up on some of my pics.  Since I wasn’t sure of my direction I didn’t do a video but rather took pictures as I went to show you how it came together.

I started out with the clover chipboard circle and painted it with some of the olive green acrylic paint from the mixed media kit I got this month.

Next I applied the gel medium (also from the mixed media kit) to the edges of the clovers and sprinkled two kinds of glitter on them.

I then set that aside and smeared on some gold crackle texture paste from my stash to the left corner of my page to both add a crackle element as well as to adhere my chipboard clovers down to the page.

I then positioned my photo and clovers and pressed them into the paste.  I added a bit of adhesive to the top corners of the photo to make sure it stayed in place.

I also added a few flowers tucked in the scrolls of the chipboard to give it a finishing touch.

Here is a pic of the complete Scrapbook kit.

NOW…for my BONUS project!!  As I said, I’m normally a mixed media gal…so I had my March mixed media kit that I still had TONS of supplies left in (because it was packed this month y’all!) and since I’m a jewelry maker by trade I whipped up this little cutie!

For this one you just need to use an epoxy graft glue like E600 to glue the metal pieces together (you can use hot glue in a pinch but it may not last after a bit of wear).  Next attach the chain with jump rings using a couple pair of needle nose jewelry pliers, adding a clasp at the back.

Here is the complete mixed media kit below.

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Mixed Media Monday

Hey everyone, Kim here. I’m serving up some mixed media madness today, working with the March 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:

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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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Tres Jolie Kit Club–March Mixed Media Kit-Canvas

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! For my second project this month I created a grung-y canvas using items from this months kit on a canvas I had previously purchased at Dollar Tree!

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This canvas was quick and easy! I had it together in a day (the paint dried rather quickly!) and just set it aside to let the glues and 13@rts Gel Medium from the kit dry! See how I put it all together here!


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With just a few items from my stash, I created a little décor piece in one day! (And I never finish a project in one day!!)

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After I coated the canvas in black gesso, I layered some torn pages from an old book and a piece of patterned paper on the canvas then used a palette knife to create the broad strokes of paint. Without adding gesso first, I put a single layer of the same paint on the brick chipboard from the kit.

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After the paint dried I added my transparency piece using the gel medium from the kit.

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Still using the gel medium, I put my flower clusters together, added my butterflies, and fussy cut leaves from parts of the transparency to add to my clusters.

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March Mixed Media Kit:

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In addition to the March Mixed Media Kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used: Book sheets from Memoires Parisiennes Etsy Shop; *Friends & Craft o’Clock – Vintage Bison – #1; Liquitex Clear Gesso; Liquitex Black Gesso; ReneaBouquets Mini Gold Roses; Canvas from Dollar Tree; FabriTac


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Altered Mixed Media Clock

Hello everyone!! This week I am back with this altered Clock that I created using some of the products from the March Cards, Tags, & More Kit.

 

I had the clock frame base , which is from Prima Marketing Finnabair products that I had in my stash for quite a while. This was the perfect size for what I wanted to create because I do have other brand and size but I felt this one had more space for me to do what I wanted to create on.

Other products I used aside from the March kit, I used products from DecoArt, FolkArt, 13@rts, Tim Holtz, G45, 7 Gypsies, Frank Garcia Memory Hardware.

 

This project was so much fun and I loved the colors that Kim had chose for the monthly kit! It made my project stand out more and I just kept adding and adding embellishments, I couldn’t stop!

 

 

I loved adding the vintage woman & girl paper dolls on the inside! I honestly can’t pick which I like more, that or the flower/gear/clock faces clusters I created on top of the clock and the outer side of it too!

I do hope that you like what I came up with using some of the items from the Cards, Tags, & More Kit March it. I’m excited with this entire kit, and looking forward to sharing the next project too! Till then I hope u come back and check out the rest of my teammates posts! They are super talented and show how to create with the other kits from Tres Jolie! Talk soon!!

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–March Mixed Media Kit-Paddle

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

For my first project this month I am sharing with you what I made using the unfinished paddle from this month’s kit!
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As you can see, I also used the mediums, transparency, butterflies, and one of the frames from the kit to put my board together.
Check out how I did it with this video!


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I mixed some of the 13@rts Olive Green paint with the 13@rts Gel Medium, both from the kit, and stenciled the mixture on in a few spots.

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The sketched leaves are from the Silhouette store, but you don’t need this specific file to recreate the look! You could hand-draw your own design, use stamps, or fussy cut a nice patterned paper!

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I used a thick layer of the Gel Medium on the frame so it would hold the frame and the stems down. For the leaves that didn’t get caught under the frame, I went back and used some Art Glitter Glue to attach them. I also used little dabs of the Gel Medium to hold on the butterflies!

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I absolutely love how my paddle came out! And it wasn’t overly complicated! I spent more time waiting for things to dry than I did putting together!

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March Mixed Media Kit:

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In addition to the items from the kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I also used:

Prima White Heavy Gesso; Art Glitter Glue; *Prima Stencil Item# 564278; 12×12 Watercolor Paper; Silhouette Studio; Silhouette Cameo 3; Silhouette Pen Holder; UniBall Signo Micro 207; Silhouette Design Store ID# 67185

 

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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.

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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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