Tres Jolie Kit Club–October 2020 Mixed Media Kit–Autumn Centerpiece

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October is almost over, and here in the United States the leaves are in various stages of turning as we are head into our “holiday season.” For my final October project, I decided to create a custom autumn centerpiece using those beautiful Dina Wakley paints and the Nuvo spray.

With a few inexpensive, store-bought gourds, pumpkins, and pinecones I was able to add a bit of paint and create a custom décor piece. Check out my video to see how it all came about!


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On each gourd and pumpkin I blended two of the Dina Wakley paints; Eggplant with Tangerine, and Peacock with Lemon, except the smallest pumpkin, which is Peacock with Tangerine.​

All-in-all this was a rather easy and straight-forward project. The paints are so easy to work with and blend together beautifully! Plus, there is no “right” or “wrong,” you just add the paint, layering and blending, until you are happy with the results.

After my Dina Wakley paints dried, I coated all of the stems in some “Vintage Gold” Metallique Wax, then coated all of my gourds and pumpkins in some “Clear Rock Candy” Distress Crackle paint. I really love the frosted look it lends to the pieces.

I wanted to do “something” with those little pinecones of mine, and I decided to give them a nice coating of the Nuvo “Cocoa Powder” Sparkle Spray from the kit. It darkened them up and gave them some shine! As a final touch, to set that Sparkle Spray, I coated the pinecones in a layer of Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Gloss Sealer.

To create the finished cluster I used a super heavy gel to hold everything together.

I hope you enjoyed this project and it 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 kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso & *Metallique Wax “Vintage Gold,” Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint “Clear Rock Candy,” & Distress Brush, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Mod Podge Gloss Clear Acrylic Sealer, Foam Pumpkins & Gourds, small pinecones

Just tagging’ along

Michelle here with a midweek Boost!!  So you know it’s the end of the month and I’ve enjoyed my October mixed media kit but I’ve still got a ton of paints and mediums left to work with!  So how about I show y’all a couple quick tags to use some of the paints in the kit?

I love the deep rich colors of the Dina Wakley paints by Ranger but for these I wanted to use them like water colors.  I began by taking a super wet brush and brushing the entire tag with water.   I then put just a dab of the paints on my work surface and then took my super wet brush and watered them down before dragging each color individually across the tag, stacked like a rainbow so the colors slightly blend but you can still see the separations without them being totally muddy.

I love the blending effects that took place.

You can see it actually created some cool new colors like green when the colors blended.

I also used the “Diamond” Stickles by Ranger to highlight the A Vintage Girl & Her Daughter Stickers from my stash.

These are great to do when you have left over supplies and just have them on hand for when you need a last minute gift tag or little card to encourage a friend.

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Mixed Media Feather

Hey Y’all!!  Michelle here, sharing some boho vibes with ya today!  I saved one of those cute wooden feathers from the Lucky Dip Dream Catcher from the mixed media kit with the hopes of creating something fab with it and I’m pretty happy with what I came up with.

This little guy can be used as a fan pull or hung on a door knob or chest of drawer pull but I hang mine on my rear view mirror.  I love the funky boho vibe.

For this I painted the entire feather with white crackle paste first and allowed it to dry.

Next I lightly brushed on the Dina Wakley paints by Ranger in layers, starting with the “Peacock”, then the “Eggplant” and next the “Tangerine”.  I allowed them to blend a bit to lend to the feather effect. Once it was all dry I inked it all up with a black ink pad and gave it a gold metallic wax rub.

Next I strung some wooden beads on the elastic provided in the kit and tied it to the feather, making a loop to hang.  I finished it off with some scraps of silk ribbons.

Such a fun little thing to make and makes me happy when I see it hanging there!

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The Unconventional Dream Catcher

Happy Wednesday everyone!!  Michelle here and I hope you guys are enjoying some fall-ish weather where you are.   Today I’m sharing this somewhat unconventional dreamcatcher I made with the October mixed media kit.

I was brainstorming some unique ways I wanted to use these awesome kit and tried a few things that were more traditional before I realized that I just needed to stay true to my usual style and design ascetic.  You know I love to white wash, ink and rub with gold so that’s exactly what I did!  lol

I started out by giving the wooden cut out by Lucky Dip a light coat of white spray paint then I watered down the “Peacock” & “Eggplant” Dina Wakley paints from Ranger and applied them with sort of a splash and dab technique with a paint brush.

Once all that Had dried well I used a black stamp pad and inked up all the edges well.

Next I used the NUVO sparkle spray in “Coco Powder” to spray the wooden feather cut outs.  After it’s dry I applied some of the watered down “Peacock” Dina Wakley paint to highlight them.  I just applied it with my fingers.  Once again I inked the edges up with a black stamp pad.

I found some Prima flowers in my stash from a previous kit and applied more of the watered down Dina Wakley Ranger paints to them (some I watered down more than others to give various shades) and then rubbed them with some gold metallic wax.

Finally I added some bits and pieces of scrap papers, die cuts and stickers to finish the look.  I added Tim Holtz paper dolls and A Vintage Girl and Her Daughter Stickers from my stash.

Here she is all put together!  You would display it like this on an easel or hang it in a special place.

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–October Mixed Media Kit-Follow Along With Us

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For my first project this month I am bringing you my Dreamcatcher! For this project, I only used some white gesso from my stash in addition to the items found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit, and I hope I have made the video in a way that you will be able to follow along with! I rarely know what direction a project is going when I start it, but I try to edit the video in a way that allows you to see the steps I took!

Check out the video for my process of how I went about adding the color to my Dreamcatcher, and follow along if you’d like!


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Pretty simple, right? But the results are just fabulous! And, as you’ll see as you use your Dina Wakley paints, a little bit goes a long way!

Here on the main piece of the Dreamcatcher, you can see how I created a rainbow effect using all four paints from the kit and blending where two colors met. After my paint was dry I used the Stickles from the kit to outline all of the edges.​

For the feathers, I mixed some white gesso with the Nuvo spray from the kit and brushed it on. After that was dry I added my Dina Wakley paints, again blending where the colors met. For the final touch, I brushed on a light coating of the Stickles to give some sparkle all over the feather.

I hope you enjoyed this quick & easy project using this month’s Mixed Media kit and I hope it gave you some ideas of what can be done with the mediums found in this month’s kit!

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October 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

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!

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“Beautiful Love” Circle Card

Hello friends,

Glad to be back with another fun project using the September Cards, Tags & More kit. Today I’d like to share a cute circle card I made – without cutting dies! Believe it or not, I don’t have any circle dies, so I had to resort to using two bowls from my kitchen (clean, of course! LOL) – one larger and one a bit smaller. I traced them onto my card base, making sure the top was over the base fold line, and then cut my patterned paper using the same “technique”.

I then layered a paper doily from my stash, various elements from the included cut-out sheets, seam binding, and a quick sentiment.

The last touch was to dry brush white paint (with a sponge dauber – it allows more control), art stones (Prima), and paint splatters – and Wella! All done! This was a fun, quick card, and I like the round shape.

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Cris

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

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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!


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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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