January Mixed Media Spotlight

Hello!

Today we are showcasing our January Mixed Media kit. Each month we offer a mixed media kit that has an assortment of mixed media and tools, AND a project to make with them. As you can see in the picture below, this month’s kit has these amazing metal wings to alter as the project.

There is enough of these products to use on multiple projects, not just the project included in the kit! Also included are a set of three wooden panels and some beautiful embellishments: a set of Tim Holtz stencils, a floral vine, and some Prima melange pebbles.

Let’s look at some of the projects created with this kit. First up is Crystal:

Next up is Michelle:

 

I love how everyone started with the same materials, but ended up with totally different looks.If you want to see how Crystal and Michelle created their projects, just head over to our Youtube channel for a step by step video.

Because our kits are packed with full size products, there are always leftover after you complete your project. Let’s look at what Michelle and Crystal created with their leftovers:

Crystal used some leftover paints and the stencil.

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Mini Journal Shadow Box

Hey y’all!  Have you ever just needed a fun chunky little art journal but wanted to keep it displayed somewhere that would remind you to create art?  That’s the issue I was faced with.  I wanted a simple little journal that I could create some fun little art journal pages in that would be quick and easy but I wanted to keep it out on display so it needed to be a work of art all on it’s own and fit into my decor and style.

So when I saw the trays in the January mixed media kits I knew one of them was destined for a display box for a little mini art journal that would encourage me to make art.  But I still had to make the journal!  LOL!  So I’ll walk you through my process.

I began with some small squares of watercolor paper and just used masking tape to tape them together accordion style till I was happy with the amount of pages I would have.

I folded them back to back so each page would be something I could create on back and front as I flip through the book.

I then bound the spine with some old gaffers tape that was in my scrap stash.

Next I gave my mini tray from the kit a coat of white gesso

Then rubbed the edges with the “ancient coin” gold metallique acrylic paint by Finnabair from the kit.

I trimmed down the Garden Vine from 49 and Market Paper Goods, removing all the flowers but leaving the leaves.

I rubbed the leaves with glass bead gel and allowed it to dry well.

Next I rubbed the leaves with more of the “ancient coin” gold acrylic paint to reveal the texture.

I bent and glued the reshaped vine into the tray to form the “holder” for my mini journal

I then took a loose piece of the water color paper cut to the same size as the book and applied it with pop dots over the vine to hide where it attaches to the tray.

Finally I placed my book in the tray and twisted the vine over it carefully.

I’m quite pleased with it and can’t wait to create!

 

Tres Jolie Kit Club-January Mixed Media Kit-Bees

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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!


Video:


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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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Cuteness, Sweet and Adorable layout

Hey Guys, Kim here. I am back sharing another layout created with the January 2020 scrapbook kit. This kit is just to die for. It’s so shabby chic.

Here is another look at the kit:

Here is the layout I created with it:

How about some close-ups:

I also used a combo of flowers, both are from the kit. I have lots of bits and bobs from my leftover tray I keep on my desk. That’s a piece of a die cut under the floral cluster. The title words and resin shutter are also from my stash. Everything got a rub of wax paste from a past kit.

I tore the top layer of paper to expose the sheet beneath. I wanted to play off of both textures. I added some stamping and stenciling to add more dimension.

I used some leftover lace under my photo. I also used my metallic pastel accents (from a previous kit) to add some extra color. You can also see more of the stamping. Topped off with some art stones and I was done.

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In The Arms of Love

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a layout created with the October scrapbook kit. The papers from Craft O’Clock are so nice, they are very verstile. I’m really enjoying working with this kit. I know I say this almost every month, but this is becoming one of my favorite kits.

If you haven’t seen the kit, here it is:

Here is the layout I created with it:

I used a black and white photo that was taken of hubby and I on our anniversary cruise. I did use a few flowers from a past kit (the big brown ones). I painted the  chipboard using the mediums from last month’s MM kit.  I used the green ink in the kit to do a bit of stamping. The background got some stenciling and misting, again using the mediums from last months MM kit.

How about some close-ups:

I added some micro beads to the flowers once the layout was complete. I used copper and black.

You can see a bit of the stamping in green.

Here you can see the stenciling. I used crackle paste from a past MM kit.

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The Good Life by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone! I am back again with another layout made with beautiful September kit.   There are probably some kits available in the shop ! See link at the end of the post for more details.

OK, so for this one I started with a coat of Gesso because I knew I was going to add colors so you have to put on Clear Gesso if you want to put any kind of Medium, if not the paper will just take all of it in and it will not give good results.

I love the flowers on this paper and I decided I was going to use the Lindy’s spray kind of like a watercolor.  I poured some on a peace of plastic and added a little bit of water and started to paint the flowers on the paper.

I used the stamp and the embossing powder from the Cards, Tags and more kit (which is probably still available in the shop) on the background, it gives a great texture look !

I used the chipboard that I embossed and some of the papers behind the photo,   cut out some words and ephemeras I found on different papers of the kit.

To finish off I used some flowers and embellishments.

Here are some close-ups :

 

 

 

 

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Carpe Diem by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone ! Here is a new layout with September Scrapbook Kit.

Yes ! another beach layout !

For this background I used a little bit of Clear Gesso before I put Modeling Paste with a stencil from my stash.  I used the stamp all around the layout. I used the spray from the kit on the chipboard also included in the kit.  I cut it in half so i could use it on top and bottom of my photo.  I used flowers and embellishments from the kit and some from my stash too, I wanted Blue on this layout to go with the paper, the chipboard and the photo.

 

 

 

 

thanks for looking !

 

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Artist Trading Coins using the September Cards, Tags and More Kit

Hey everyone, Kim here. Today I am going to share my first projects from the Card, Tags and more kit. This kit is full of beautiful papers from Dress my Craft along with a tag album and some chipboardartist trading coins.

 Let’s take a look at this months kit:

This kit is filled with a 6×6  paper pad to create a beautiful tag album, plus some ATC. Plus plenty of embellishments (for a full list of contents see here).

Here are 2 sets of artist trading coins I created. I don’t create a lot of these, but I love how they turned out:

How about a close up:

These were a fun, quick project to create. I loved that I could use 1 6×6 sheet of paper for both coins.

The chipboard swirls are from my stash. I used the embossing powder from the kit on them. I used some Tim Holtz chit chat phrases that I cut up and inked, added a few pearls and flowers, DONE!

 

Here is the second set:

And a close up:

 

I used the same formula to create this set. One sheet of paper, some chipboard, chit chat phrase and flowers. I think these have a more festive look to them. It wasn’t my intention, I’m not ready for the cold weather that comes with the Holidays.

 

Today’s tip: If you need to make a large quantity of a project, make it simple and follow the same formula. Just change your embellishments. It will make life much simpler.

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Family layout by Annie

Hello everyone !

I am here today to share a layout made with beautiful September Scrapbook Kit :

This was a pretty simple layout to make, no mediums, just paper and embellishments !  I used the Rice paper and teared it a bit and adhered it on the background paper.  I cut out a quote from one of the paper and created a cascade with flowers. Added embellishments and that was it ! I love the result !

 

Here are some close-ups :

Scrapbook Kit:

 

  1. Kaisercraft – Antiquities – Treasured
  2. Ciao Bella – Rice Paper – Wooden Cabin
  3. 49 & Market – Wildflowers – Sky
  4. 49 & Market – Blossom Blends – Linen
  5. 49 & Market – Flowers – Country Bloom – Ginger
  6. Prima Marketing – Antique Cloches
  7. Scrapberry’s – Resin Embellishments – 13 Columns
  8. Creative Embellishments – Chipboard – Scroll set 1

Annie

 

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Every Story (Mood Board Challenge)

Hey everyone, Kim here. Today I am bringing you in a little closer on my layout I created for this month’s mood board with a twist challenge.

So what is a mood board and how do I use it? Well, let me explain (kinda). Our mood board is a grouping of images (most of the time loosely linked to the kit contents) that when you look at them they will inspire a mood you want to created with your project. Sometimes you maybe inspired to use the same elements/colors/objects from the mood board in your project. Is that clear as mud on how the mood board works?

Here is this month’s mood board, with a twist. What is the twist you might ask? Well, we decided to use a specific color palette to go along with the images we chose. So you have more to be inspired by.

Doesn’t this get your mojo going? I just love the colors.

Here is what I created:

I was inspired by the pattern the peeling paint makes, plus some of the colors.  I had lots of fun creating this layout.

This is a photo of dh and I out for dinner on Mother’s Day.

How about some close-ups.

I did some random stamping in the background. Plus I added a bit of the mist that comes in the kit.

 

I embossed the chipboard with some Lindy’s embossing powder. The butterfly is from my stash.

I just showed you how  I was inspired by the mood board, now it’s your turn. Join the challenge, it’s a lot of fun to see where your creativity takes you. Remember you don’t have to be a subscriber to play along. The prize for winning will be worth it.

Place your entries in the September 2019 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 September 30th, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.

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