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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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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“Forever” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, crafty people!

Today I am sharing a layout I made using the July scrapbook kit.  Here’s what came int he kit this month:

I love the classic “shabby chicness” of these papers, but my favorite thing about this collection is the grey hues on some of the papers, so I kind of focused on playing with some toned down hues to go along with that grey.  Here’s what I came up with:

I started out by distressing and ripping the top grey paper, and adding it to one of the papers with a purple hue.  I added a lot of stenciling using a classic swirly Prima stencil and some white crackle paste.  Once dry, I used some grey ink over the stenciling.

I did a bit of fussy cutting for a few of the elements in the cluster: the frame, flowers, leaves and clocks.  I added some diluted gesso to those for a faded effect.  The same treatment was dome to the flowers- the white ones are from the kit (49 and Market) and the pink ones are OLD Petaloo from my stash.

The fence is from an old die (I think it’s Memory Box) that I cut and then embossed with black and silver embossing powder to give it some texture and ability to look old and distressed.

I also added white and gold embossing powder to the Creative Embellishments chipboard swirls. Lastly, I added some of the Liquid Pearls from the kit to the chipboard title (from my stash) as you can see here:

 

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She Believed She Could

Happy Hump Day Y’all!!  Michelle here and I’m brining you a little mixed media love today!

I used the Ranger alcohol inks to color the Acrylic Gear by AB Studios.

Once all the ink was dried and set I moved on to the flowers.  I cut out lots of the flowers from the “Beautiful Things” patterned paper by AB Studios and began to layer them with pop dots and tucked some of the 49 & Market flowers in for added dimension.

I rubbed all the edges & flowers with gold acrylic paint from my stash.

Lastly I added a fun title with a sticker from my stash using pop dots to give it dimension as well.

For more details and instructions I’ve included a little process video for ya!

Mixed Media Kit Contains:

  1. AB Studios – 12 x12 Chipboard – Gothic Circle
  2. AB Studios- Acrylic Gear – (2)
  3. Ranger – Alcohol Ink – Purple Twilight
  4. Ranger – Alcohol Ink – Sunset Orange
  5. Ranger – Alcohol Ink – Yellow
  6. Ranger – Mixative – Snow Cap
  7. Ab Studios – 12×12 Sheet – Beautiful Things
  8. 49 & Market  – Wildflowers – Tangerine

Additional supplies used:
Gold Acrylic Paint by Deco Art
“She Believed She Could” sticker by A Vintage Girl & Her Daughter

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Shabby Chic Bird Cage with Rae

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Today I’m sharing my project I have made for our July Mood Board Challenge using the July scrapbook kit.

Here’s the kit:

Here’s the mood board:

And this is what I came up with:

I started out by choosing this Prima Marketing bird cage to alter using the kit.  I added some distressed layers of the Scrapboys Dream Garden paper to the back panel, then added some elements that I fussy cut out of the papers including the hexagon frame with flowers, clocks, a butterfly and a little garden bucket.  I used foam tape to create dimension between the layers.

I picked all of the pink and blue flowers (49 and Market) I was going to use, then I whitewashed them with gesso for a muted, shabby chic look.  I added some to the inside of the cage first.  This bird cage also came with a little bird, so I inked her blue, and made her a nest so she could sit pretty in the cage.

I added the rest of the whitewashed flowers to the outside of the cage, and I added one of the Prima Market resin bees (from the kit) to finish it up.

Here’s the completed look: 

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June Sketch Challenge “My Grandson” Layout

Hello again crafty friends! Today I am back to share my entry for this month’s sketch challenge for Tres Jolie kit club! I have also created a short video showing how I created my layout!

 

 

 

 

 

For this layout I used the June Scrapbook Kit from Tres Jolie .

I thought this time I would have my grandson Aaron as my featured photo! This scrapbook kit came with so many supplies that made it super easy to create! I made this quick process video to show you how quickly I put this together! I hope you take a look at my YouTube video below !!

You will find more photos of my finished layout on the video as well!!

I hope that you liked what I came up with using this month’s scrapbook kit and also please don’t forget that you still have time to enter the 2 year anniversary challenge going on this month for Tres Jolie Kits!!

Talk to you all soon!! Hope u have a great weekend!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

 

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Shabby Little Mini Book

Happy Wednesday y’all!!

Now y’all know I like to mix things up a bit!  LOL!  I normally get the mixed media kit but this month I got both the mixed media kit and the scrapbook kit, so this little mini is made with this month’s scrapbook kit.

When I opened up that scrapbook kit and saw those cute stitched frames by 49 & Market I knew I was going to be making this mini!  And the cardstock by AB Studio was just perfectly designed to make these little pages…these pages were all cut from one sheet of cardstock!

I knew they would be perfect to frame up those lovely designs on the AB Studio cardstock!  For this I just cut the cardstock to fit the frames and glued them to the back side of the frames.  I then cut a small strip of scrap card stock and taped it to the back left of each “page” to help form more of an area that could but used as a spine.  More on how I used that additional edge in a bit.

Next I turned my attention to the cover, I added a part of the chipboard chain and gears.  I just cut a portion of the design and I painted it with some of the white crackle paste I had sitting on my desk from the mixed media kit.  Although it didn’t really crackle since I wan’t using it in the way crackle paste should be used to crackle properly, I do like how it looks.  You could absolutely just use whatever white paint you have.  I also inked it with a brown ink pad along the edges before glueing it down.

Here you can see that additional scrap cardstock I used to create a bit of a spine.  I used my standard size hole punch to punch two holes in it (all the way through each sheet) and ran the lace through to form the binding of the book, tying it in the front of the book.

I used the same white crackle paste from the mixed media kit to paint the Darice flowers and sprinkled some gold glitter from one of my previous kits on them.  I also tucked on the the Tim Holtz Timepiece watch faces in there as well after giving it a quick wipe with some white paint.

As you can see the book is not filled just yet, I can’t decide how I want to use it but I couldn’t let the opportunity pass to create it and now it’s made and ready to fill!  It will be a great gift or quick art journal when the mood strikes me!

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Kit Contents:

  1. Ab Studios – In the Past – Sheet #1
  2. Ab Studios – In the Past – Sheet #2
  3. Ab Studios – In the Past – Sheet #3
  4. Ab Studios – In the Past – Sheet #4
  5. Ab Studios – In the Past – Sheet #5
  6. Ab Studios – In the Past – Sheet #6
  7. Ab Studios – In the Past – Sheet #7
  8. Ab Studios – In the Past – Sheet #8
  9. Scrapaholics – Chipboard – Music Flourish
  10. Scrapaholics – Chipboard – Junkyard
  11. Darice – Flowers – Natural Mixed
  12. 49 & Market – Stitched Frames – Natural
  13. Tim Holtz – Ideology – Timepieces
  14. BCI – Typewriter Pieces
  15. Tres Jolie – Lace – Natural

 

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“Always” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, craft people!

Today I’m sharing another layout I made using the May scrapbooking kit.

This Hazy Street collection by Craft o’Clock is so beautiful, and this was my favorite piece of paper from the collection.

I started out by adding some stenciling using an older damask stencil and some white crackle paste.  Once dry, I randomly sprayed some Nuvo Mica Mist in Pampas Grass across the page for a subtle effect. In the close up below, you can see some of the spray, but it really does flawlessly blend in with the design of the paper.  I also used that spray on the title, which is a piece of chipboard from my stash that I inked black and then sprayed the Nuvo spray again. (And, if you look really close, you can see some of the spray on the Little Birdie butterfly!)In this closeup below, you can see more of the stenciling, and the piece of Scrapaholics chipboard from the kit.  I painted that thickly with chalk paste for texture, then sprayed it again with my new favorite Nuvo blue-green spray, let it dry, then I scraped a black pigment ink pad over the chipboard to highlight the texture. I also used the same media on the Melissa Frances resin piece with the bee.  You can also see some of the curled green pieces of paper under the 49 and Market flowers.  I don’t usually use those piece that come in the 49 and Market flower packs, but I thought it was time to give them a try!

And, in this closeup, you can see I went a bit wild with all the flowers and embellishments in this huge cluster.

The printed chipboard and the tags are from the Hazy Street collection.  The ivory flowers are from my stash, as well as the small blue doily.

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Secret Love Letter Stack

Hello crafty friends! This week I am back with a fun and unique project that I have created a couple times a few years back for a swap with crafty friends! Of course I used this month’s  Cards, Tags, & More kit from Tres Jolie for  this project. I also created a process video that I hope you will find easy to follow.

 

I absolutely love this paper collection from Ciao Bella “The Muse”! I used all of the 12 x12 paper stack for this project! I used laces, doilies, snippets of laces, beaded trim, the stamp from the kit as well as others from my stash. I used flowers from the kit and others . I also used some rub ons from 7 Gypsies, “Hello” wax stamp, & the beautiful chipboard frames from the kit!

 

 

 

 

I hope that you enjoyed the project that I came up with this week using this beautiful kit!!

If you have any questions regarding my process video please feel free to contact me. Here is my email address, or you can leave a comment on my video on YouTube.

Again stay safe, stay home and craft your heart away! Don’t forget to join Tres Jolie Monthly Sketch challenge and Mood Board Challenge!!

Happy Crafting

~Hugs~ Jeanne

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–iNSD 2020 Challenge–Masculine Layout

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Here are some more photos and a video of the project I did for Rae’s “Masculine Layout” challenge for International Scrapbooking Day (iNSD)!

To recap, the challenge was to create a masculine layout that included stenciling and chipboard, plus a bonus for using flowers! I used four stencils, I have a piece of chipboard from the May scrapbooking kit and some Grungeboard from my stash, and I got the flowers on…something that isn’t always easy with a “masculine” layout! Plus, and I like to think my subconscious was helping me out here, my layout fits this month’s sketch challenge (with the sketch rotated 180°, shown below).

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Original Sketch

Rotated Sketch

sketch sketch

 

Check out my video to see what I did!



 

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I layered my stenciling on top of each other before topping with my Grungeboard chevrons! With all the stenciling, there was already so much going on that I opted to keep it relatively simple around the photo.
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I created the colors I wanted for both of the texture pastes using the paints from the Mixed Media kit & items from my stash (see video for full details!) The chevrons were painted with just simple black gesso (from the Mixed Media kit! to keep them nice and matte!
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Getting flowers on a masculine layout isn’t always easy, but I dug into my stash and pulled out pack of neutral flowers. I don’t know how long I’ve owned those Tim Holtz Framed Words, but I found a place for “Adventure” with this layout!

I hope that you were able to join us over at Tres Jolie for the iNSD challenges! I also hope that this layout gave you an idea of what can be done with items from the kits this month, and with the sketch!


May 2020 Scrapbooking Kit

May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

Scrapbook kit Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from this month’s scrapbooking and mixed media kits (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:KaiserCraft 12×12 Stencil – “Textures,” Fabrika Decoru Stencils – FDTR 37, FDTR 132, & FDTR 36, Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon, Tim Holtz “Nostalgic” Tissue Tape, Tim Holtz Alpha Parts “Framed,” Tim Holtz Grungeboard, StazOn – “Jet Black,” Distress Oxide – “Ground Espresso,” 13@rts  – *Acrylic Texture Paste & *Magic! Powder, Art Philosophy Concentrated Watercolor – *“Onyx” & *“Bora Bora,” Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers *“Glittering Gold” & *“Bratwurst Brown,” Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint – “Watermelon Burst,” Ranger Mini Blending Tool, Prima 2” Silicone Brush, Ranger Brayer, Liquitex Clear Gesso, LineCo PVA Glue, Art Glitter Glue, Krylon Workable Fixatif


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