April 2020 Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and I’m here to welcome you back. It’s a new month, so you know it’s time for new kits.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie April 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our April 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 international papers from 13 @rts and coordinating embellishments.

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 April 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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Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month.  We have a gorgeous sketch challenge this month. This sketch  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 sketch.

Here it is:

 

Place your entries in the April 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 April 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

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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)


Video:


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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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Tres Jolie Kit Club–March 2020 Moodboard– “Emerald Queen” Junk Journal

Hey everyone! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!

Today I have an example project, a junk journal, for this months moodboard challenge!

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I was in love with the “Emerald Queen” line by AB Studio that came in this months scrapbooking kit as soon as I saw the photos! And when I saw the books on the moodboard, I knew I’d be making a junk journal! And it was serendipitous that the green fabric image (above the clocks) fit with some sari silk I had already prepared for use! Below the moodboard image I have two video links, one is a flip-through of the completed journal and the other is a process video.


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March 2020 Moodboard


“Emerald Queen” Junk Journal Flip-through

“Emerald Queen” Junk Journal Process


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On the spine I let some of the fibers from The Paper Studio peek through the zipper, then added a Prima Vintage Trinket! I added some “Sage” Embossing Powder by Ranger to the chipboard from the kit and added it to the layers on my cover.

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Here you can see the many various laces I used along the edges of the pages!

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I layered some scraps of fabric, lace, and a zipper from an old jacket with items from this months kit on the cover, “holding” them in place with clips from my stash!

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The band I used to hold the junk journal closed is a headband! I found packages of them on clearance one time and it suddenly dawned on me that they would be great for junk journals!

 


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March 2020 Scrapbooking Kit

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

Heat n Bond Lite Iron-On Adhesive; Pellon 70 Peltex (Midweight – Heavyweight Fabric Stabilizer); Sari Silk; Scrap fabrics; Various Scrap Laces (*Some from previous Tres Jolie Kits); The Paper Studio Ivory Crochet Lace; 2” Book Binding Tape; 1” BEST Double Sided Tape; We R Memory Keepers 3 Way Corner Punch; LineCo PVA; FabriTac; Spellbinders Tool n One; LineCo Linen Hinging Tape 1.25”; Ranger “Sage” Embossing Powder; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; *Small Doilies; Tim Holtz Index Clips; Binder Clip; We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile Corner Chomper; E6000; The Paper Studio Fibers; *Prima Vintage Trinkets


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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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Mood Board Challenge Book Card

Hello crafty peeps!! This week I’m excited to share with u this Book Card that I created for this month’s Mood Challenge! I absolutely love love this  from Tres Jolie! I decided to create this simple book card.

 

 

 

I had made one of these a few years ago following a tutorial on YouTube. 

I used a thick white American Crafts card stock for my base and then used one of the sheets from the scrapbook kit. I used some of the flowers as well.

 

I used a piece of ephemera from my stash and a super cute vintage girl photo that was given to me by a crafty friend!  I then fussy cut a flower from one of the 12×12 sheets that had a variety of color and size of flowers on it. Lastly I added a piece of cotton ivory lace around the inside border of the card.

 

 

 

 

 

I hope that you will check out this tutorial and give it a try. These make such beautiful and fun gifts!! I look forward to seeing what everyone has created for this month’s Mood Board Challenge! Until next month crafty friends!

 

HUGS,

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:

Here is a video on my creative process:

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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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Altered Cutting Board Project

Hey guys!!!  Happy Tuesday!!  Today I’m sharing my fun altered cutting board projects from the March Mixed Media kit.

I started out with the natural cutting board Darice and gave it a thin coat of the olive green paint from 13 Arts.

I allowed the olive green acrylic paint to dry well

Next I sanded the entire board down well, paying close attention to the edges.  I really wanted the grain of the wood to show through.   You could use an electric sander for this part.

I used some letter stickers to apply the word “Family”.  If you have a vinyl cutter, that would work well for this.

Next I applied a good coat of the 13 Arts “Cafe Au Lait” acrylic paint and allowed it to dry well.  I then rubbed it with the gold Prima wax from last month’s kit.

I assembled the entire thing on the board with hot glue, layering on the scrapaholics brick chipboard that I painted with acrylic paints, coated with some modeling paste and then gave it a good rub with some gold metallic wax.

 

Mixed Media Kit Contents:

  1. Darice – Wood – Cutting board
  2. 49 & Market – Flower Series Mini – Ginger
  3. Prima Marketing- Memory Hardware – Frames
  4. Prima Marketing- Mechanicals – Butterflies
  5. 13 Arts – Gel Medium
  6. 13 Arts – Acrylic Paint – Cafe Au Lait
  7. 13 Arts – Acrylic Paint – Olive Green
  8. 13 Arts – Transparency Sheet – Rhapsody
  9. Scrapaholics – Chipboard Saying – Brick Pieces

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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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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!


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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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