Rattan Wreath with Rae

Happy Saturday!

Today I am sharing my project I made with the mixed media kit, featuring this rattan heart wreath and Prima Marketing liquid watercolors.

Here’s what I came up with:

I started out with using the blue (Bora Bora) watercolor on the wreath. I added a few drops to a spray bottle and added some water. I let each layer dry, and I increasingly added more of the watercolor to get varying shades of blue. Then, I added some of splats of the black watercolor. Lastly, I added some of the wax paste, and some lights from my stash.

Next I added a piece of chipboard from my stash. I painted it with white gesso, then again with the red watercolor. Once dry, I added some clear embossing powder, then added some more of the wax paste from the kit.

I also added some wax paste to a few of the flowers for a frosty look. Thanks for stopping by the blog today!

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Mixed Media Monday (using the Tag Kit)

Hi everyone, Kim here. Today I am going to be sharing a mixed media canvas I created using the tag kit. I really stepped outside of my comfort zone with this kit.

This month’s card kit features the wooden Julie Nutting dolls and tags. Here is the kit:

 

So, I have never worked with these before. However, they are great for my niece. I created a canvas for her room. Here is my canvas:

I used the mermaid doll for the canvas. For the mixed media, I used items from past mixed media kits. I used the texture paste, watercolors and seashells from past Tres Jolie Kits (they can be found here).

Here are some close ups of the canvas:

I have never used watercolors on wood, so I learned a few things. Use less water to prevent color bleed. I got a bit of it, but hey I can live with it.  For the skin tone, I used my water color pencils. I think it turned out pretty decent for my first time.

The saying behind the frame is a 3×4 card from the Prima Zella Teal line (from my stash). The color was perfect for this.

For the background, I used the rust effect paste from a past kit in Fantasy. I used the powder blue to cover the canvas, then filled in with the purple and turquoise until I was happy.

The flowers and cheesecloth are from my stash. I filled in the floral cluster with some seashells and the other wooden accessories that came with the doll. I added a few melange pebbles, then lightly dusted over the flowers with the purple rust effects paint and called it done.

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February Mixed Media Project by Annie

Hello everyone !!! I am always excited to present new projects, new kits !! This month’s Mixed Media Kit has a beautiful Rattan Heart, concentrated Watercolor, flowers, chipboard and Wax from Finnabair.

The Rattan Heart was White originally but I decided to play with the Watercolors a little bit.  I started to use the Black and then I had the idea of mixing the Red with the Bora Bora color.  It became a beautiful Purple.

 

I used the same color to paint the chipboard.  I glued the flowers on the Heart and put White Gesso and some black Watercolor in the middle of the flowers.  To finish, I put some Wax on the chipboard and the Heart.

 

 

 

Kit Content :

Rattan Heart
Concentrate Watercolor Fire Brick
Concentrate Watercolor Onyx
Concentrate Watercolor Bora Bora
Opal Magic wax Turquoise Satin
Flowers- Red

 

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Life is wonderful by Annie

Hello everyone!  Sharing today my last layout for this month’s kit.  I decided to create a layout with contrasting bright colors.  What I did was pretty simple actually : I teared up some papers and adhered them on the back,  put a coat of clear Gesso on everything and then I used some paints (Mint and Purple).

I cut the chipboard frame from Creative Embellishments in 2 pieces and coloured them with the chalk ink Purple. I placed them on top and on the bottom of my photo.

I added gorgeous Prima flowers, Lavender Frost tickets and the resin hearts included in the kit as a finishing touch.

Here are some close-ups :


 

 

 

 

 

 

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Here is a list of the kit supplies.

Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-My Lovely Garden
Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-The Road to You
Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-Finding the Way
Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-Royal Bidding
Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-Hidden Truth
Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-My Confession
49 & Market Sweet Reflections- Observations
49 & Market Sweet Reflections- Reminiscence
49 & Market Sweet Reflections- Memory
49 & Market Sweet Reflections – Pause
49 & Market Sweet Reflections – Awakening
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Misty Nights
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Beautiful Frost
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Aromatic Peace
Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Rose Page Corner
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Tickets
Prima Marketing – Canvas Banner
Prima Marketing – Chalk Ink Pastel Purple
7 Gypsies – Architextures Findings Ornate Garden Stakes

Day by day by Annie Carignan

Hello friends !

I am sharing today a layout with soft colors. I was in a Scrap Therapie mood! I found this photo of myself from a few years ago that I had forgotten.  I though it was nice and wondered why I hadn’t used it before… Never too late!

I put some ink on the chipboard to put behind my photo.

Coated the background with clear gesso and used a stencil from my stash with Crackle Paste.  I used watercolor on the background just a little to add some color to match the paper.  I cut out some peaces of the different papers included in the kit to put behind the photo along with some of the embellishments.

The kit has such gorgeous flowers from Prima !

Here are some other close-ups :

 

I just love these resin hearts ! I would put them everywhere !

More gorgeous flowers !! And that flower chipboard…..

The fabric you see behind the photo is from my stash.

Products used :

Prima Marketing Lavender Frost-Royal Bidding
49 & Market Sweet Reflections- Observations
49 & Market Sweet Reflections- Memory
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Misty Nights
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Beautiful Frost
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Flowers Aromatic Peace
Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Rose Page Corner
Prima Marketing – Lavender Frost Tickets
Prima Marketing – Canvas Banner
Prima Marketing – Chalk Ink Pastel Purple
7 Gypsies – Architextures Findings Ornate Garden Stakes

 

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Cards, Tags and more by Annie Carignan

Hello !! Have you seen this beautiful Cards, Tags and more kit this month? It is filled with beautiful products from Prima.  You have plenty of supplies to create beautiful projects like mini-albums, tags, ATC’s, cards, Art Journal spreads, layouts,  the possibilities are endless !

I like to go out of my comfort zone once in a while so I decided to create ATC’s, something I haven’t done very often !  So I chose the 3×4 wood ATC cards.

Here is the kit :

A new year has begun and every January, I always like to look forward and try to make new resolutions for the upcoming months.  That is why I chose to create 4 ATC’s with positive quotes on them.  I will put them where everyone can see them in the house, because they are good for my kids too.

I chose a different 6×6 paper for every ATC and adhered on the wood.  I wanted to put some watercolor on them so I put a coat of clear Gesso on the paper.  I cut out some of the Darice on all 4 and then put some flowers, art titles printery and resin embellishments. The quotes are from my stash. If you would like to do something similar and you don’t have word stickers, you can always type them in Word, print them and cut them.


 

 

 

 

 

Products Used :

Cards, Tags and More Kit:

Prima Marketing – Printery Mulberry Paper 6 x6 paper pad
Prima Marketing Wooden ATC Cards-Lovely Prints
Prima Marketing–Velvet baubles Romance Novel
Prima Marketing-Art Tiles Printery
Prima Marketing-Resin in a box Keys
Darice -Rose Flowers Parade Neutrals

from my stash :

Prima Watercolor

1.2.3 Scrap word phrases

 

 

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Chicken Wire Shadowbox with Rae

Hello there. Today I am sharing my project that I made with the January Mixed Media kit, featuring this 12X12 Chicken Wire Shadowbox, A variety of of paints, including a weathered wood crackle medium, lovely Prima Marketing and Darice flowers, and some gorgeous chipboard elements from Creative Embellishments.

Here’s what I came up with.

I started out by using the purple paint on the wood box. Then I added the crackle medium. Once dry, I added the silver paint which gave the texture of random crackle on the box. Then, I lightly added some more of the purple and silver paints, basically giving it a bit of a dry brushing. Before it dried, I wiped off the paint with a baby wipe, and finished it by adding some purple chalk inks for some variety in color.

Next, I took a piece of the 49 and Market paper from the kit and hand drew a heart to cut out. Then I added some faux stitching with a sewing wheel and black marker. I also added some black lace from my stash around the heart.

Next, I used embossing powders to the chipboard quote and glued it on to the paper. Then I added the flowers from the kit. I had an extra pack of the white Prima Marketing flowers from the kit in my stash, so I used a few from that pack as well.

Lastly, I used embossing powders on the Creative Embellishments chipboard doily, cut it in half, and placed the halves on opposite corners of the shadowbox. I used the remaining purple flowers and a couple of the flowers from the scrapbook kit on the doily pieces.

End result:

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Noel Plaque by Ginny

Hello all, 

This week I’m sharing with you my project created with the December Mixed Media Kit from TRES JOLIE KITS.

I loved this project and had so much fun creating it. I added a few different techniques to it.

I wanted to create a shabby/weathered look to the plaque.

Lets have a look!


Here is a quick photo guide on the process…..

I firstly gave the plaque a coat of the green paint.

I dried this with a heat tool to speed the process up. 

Next I covered the plaque with a thick layer of the off white paint. 

Then Dried it. 

When fully dry I rubbed over places of it with some sand paper to rub back though the layers to reveal the green paint and the wood underneath. 

I then used some crackle medium from my stash in three patches on the plaque. The crackle medium I used does takes a good 24/48 hours to crack and dry but the wait is worth it.

The ‘believe’ I painted with the red paint and then when dry covered in the crackle medium again. Thick in places to crack and not so in others – this is where it looks a bit white where there isn’t the layer of medium to crack but I like the effect.

when dry and cracked I rubbed over the Opal Magic so that it filled the cracks. This really accentuated the cracks, I loved the way it turned out! 

I added the Opal Magic to the crackle patches on the plaque too!

Next some fussy cutting from the papers in the main Scrapbook Kit.

This was the base to main design. I used hot glue to fix one of the floral embellishments, as this a big piece to fix firmly.

I added a lovely gold mesh bow to the back of the floral piece.

The second floral embellishment piece I cut up so I could create a smaller cluster….

…..And made this arrangement on the opposite side of the ‘believe’.

I added the fake snow around the floral cluster by dropping it into wet glue and leaving it to dry and then shaking the excess off after when dry.

I finished off by rubbing some Viva Ink Gold around the edges of the ‘believe’ and the outside edges of the plaque and dropping some of the glitter on to the background that had fell off the floral embellishments….. I never waste anything!!! 

Here are some close ups of the finished project.

PRODUCTS IN MIXED MEDIA KIT

Prima – Impasto Paint Poppy Red

Prima – Impasto Paint Bottle Green

Prima – Impasto Paint Linen

Prima – Art sugar Antique Silver

Prima – Opal Magic Wax Vintage Silk

Darice – 8” Poinsettia Pick

Darice – Woodword Script  Believe 9.5”

Darice – Pallet Wood Sign 10.5 x 10”

Kaisercraft Mini Stencil – Holly

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Ginny

15th Anniversary from Annie Carignan

Hello everyone!! December kit is here and I am super excited to share my creations for this month.  December is a special month for us because first of all, my husband and I met in December, there is Christmas of course AND my daughter was born in December.

This background paper reminded me of our wedding because we got married in the Winter but also because my dress and the groom’s accessories had light blue in them.  This was the perfect kit for Winter photos :). We will celebrate our 15th Anniversary in January so why not do a layout about that day 🙂

This is a pretty simple layout where I did not use a lot of mediums except some splashes of White Gesso on the background and some gel to fix the snow and the Art Sugar from the Mixed Media kit.

I used different layers of paper behind the photo and lots of Pearls.  I used the Holly and Berry Border from Creative Embellishments that I painted White.  I just love the little Shovel !!!

I loved adding the Art Sugar everywhere, I think it adds great texture and color to the layout.

 

 

Material used :

Scrapbook Kit:

  1. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Playful
  2. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Frost
  3. Maja Designs Joyous Winterdays – Cozy Inside
  4. Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Holly and Berry Border
  5. Darice – Sweetwater Roses Mint
  6. Kaisercraft Pearls – Demin
  7. Kaisercraft Pearls – Pearl
  8. Darice – Mini Shovel
 

Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Prima – Art sugar Antique Silver
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November kit 4th reveal by Annie Carignan

 

Hello everyone ! I am sharing today my fourth project for this month.  The focus on this layout is the beautiful resin frame from Prima which is included in the Mixed Media kit.

I coated some clear Gesso on this White 12×12 cardstock. Then I used stencil from the mixed media and Modeling Paste.  I stamped the background with ABStudio stamp and put some color with aquarelle paint from my stash.

I cut different peaces of flowers, leaves and clocks from what I had left over from the scrapbook kit and added them under the photo as well as peaces of chipboard that I painted white.

I used some of the Finnabair glaze on the frame and art stones to create texture.

  

Here are some close-ups :


 

 

 

Material used :

From the Mixed Media kit :

Prima – Icing Paste Rose Gold

Prima – Art Stones

Prima – Stencil Flourish

Prima – Montchamp Imperial Resin Frame

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Corner Flourish

From the Scrapbook kit :

Flowerful Life paper

49 & Market Vintage Shades – Yellow

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Keys

AB Studio – Rubber Stamp ID 106

Tres Jolie – Ivory Lace Trim

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Annie xxx