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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On Lock Down – Mixed Media Journal Page

Happy Thursday y’all!  Hopefully y’all are enjoying your April kit and finding fun projects to do with all the products in your Tres Jolie kits!!  This month I’m designing with the Mixed Media Kit and it has a ton of wonderful art mediums to work with!  I had to take full advantage of all that art yumminess in my art journal!

Today I’m working in my little fun journal as I call it.  It’s just a little cheap journal I bought in the art section at Walmart but it gives me the freedom to just do whatever in it.  It’s small, has a ton of pages and I don’t have to worry about messing anything expensive up.  So grab you a cheap journal, or even an old book for that matter and get started as a fun journal.

For this page I just enjoyed the process so I didn’t really take any pics during the process but I’ll fill you in on what I did.

I started out by coating the entire page with gesso.  Once I did that I had a good prepped canvas.

Next I grabbed a large stencil and the Lindys Magical Shaker in “Glittering Gold”.  I used a wet paint brush and dabbed it on, applying it almost like a water color, allowing some thick spots because I liked the color variation.  In the end the color ran quite a bit under the stencil and there were a few color specs mixed in that changed to the pink color but I really loved the effect it made and I embraced it!

After that dried well I mixed the 13 Arts Gesso with a generous amount of the Lindys Magical Shaker in the “Alpine Ice Rose” shade and added a good amount of the Prima Texture Powder and mixed well.  I smeared that mixture along the bottom corner of the page then sprinkled with a few lines of the shaker powders as well as the Darice Glitter Glass.

The lock and the letters are both chipboard pieces from my stash made by A Vintage Girl.  For the lock I simply rubbed it well with my black chipboard then rubbed it with the Glimmering Gold shaker powder and a little of some Prima gold wax from a previous kit.  I then added some of the bling stones that I cut from the Darice Sticker Roll.  I also painted the stones with some turquoise paint from my stash and rubbed them with some gold wax to tone them down and antique them a bit.

The chipboard letters were treated similarly with a black stamp pad and then rubbed with some aqua paint then the gold glimmer powder and gold wax rub.

Complete Mixed Media Kit Supplies:

  1. Tres Jolie – Foam – Easter Eggs
  2. Prima Marketing- Art Ingredients – Texture Powder
  3. 13 Arts – Gesso
  4. Lindys – Magical Shaker – Glittering Gold
  5. Lindys – Magical Shaker – Alpine Ice Rose
  6. Darice – Glass Pearls – Vintage Rose
  7. Darice – Glass Pearls – White
  8. Darice – Glitter Glass – Vintage Gold
  9. Darice – Sticker Roll – Crystal Bling

**Other Items used:  A Vintage Girl Chipboard Pieces, Prima gold wax, Tim Holtz calendar die cut,   aqua acrylic paint

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