Mixed Media Gears Canvas

Happy Hump Day Y’all!!  I hope this post finds you well and y’all have been crafting and quarantining!  Today I’m sharing a mixed media canvas I made with my Mixed Media Kit this month

Can we take a moment to talk about these gears?  Whoa.  I mean, Amaz.  Yeah.  Anyway.

I started out by giving everything a good coat of black gesso.  Since I wanted this canvas to be full of texture and grit and a bit of glitz, I also added some texture yumminess from my art stash but you can absolutely pull this off with what you have in the kit.  You could possibly mix a bit of texture powder from last month’s kit in with the black gesso (or even a little sand) and get a similar grit.

I also sprinkled some of the glass glitter from last month’s kit as well.

I also used the metallic teal and gold to do some great aging effects on the gears.  It gave them the perfect patina.

I pressed the gears down into the wet texture paste and that is how I adhered them down to my canvas.

Using a pallet knife I applied more of the gold metallic paint across the canvas.  I just love the artsy effect it gave the piece.

Here is a short process video for you to see the piece in action!

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek at this process and found it inspiring it to go and make something beautiful today!

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Monday’s Mixed Media

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 (unfortunately it is sold out. Time to subscribe so you don’t miss out:

Here is the project I created with the kit:

 

Here are some close-ups:

 

 

There is no real formula in working with this kit. Once you get your configuration figured out, then it’s just time to dive into the mediums.

The mediums in this kit were so fun to work with. The wax was very smooth and the paints give a beautiful shimmer (photos don’t do it justice). I added a bit of copper crackle paste from my stash.

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–May 2020 Mixed Media Kit–Grunge Canvas

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Today I am bringing you my first official project of the month using the May Mixed Media Kit! (I say official because some of the mediums made their way onto my projects for the iNSD challenges over this past weekend!)

For my first project, I made a Steampunk/Grunge piece using the canvas, the mediums, one of the VHS reels, and the pack of Prima Trinkets.

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My thought process for the coloring was rather simple! I was just sitting and staring at the mediums and ended up thinking “Yellow & Blue make Green!” Or in this case, gold and blue make teal!!

Check out the video to see how I put all this together:


Now, how about some close-ups?

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I made built up some texture paste at the upper left and lower right corners before adding the wax and paint! I had a mix of chipboard and metal embellishments, but brought them together with paint!
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I stacked and stacked to give dimension to my canvas and added three contrasting Prima Pebbles as a final touch! Even though I have a lot of different textures, keeping with the same color as the paint kept it from being overwhelming!

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I hope this project gave you some ideas of what you can do with items from this month’s Mixed Media Kit! I’ll be back on YouTube and the blog on the 15th with another Mixed Media project! Keep an eye out for projects from the other Tres Jolie Designers! And don’t forget to visit the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café and check out the sketch and mood board challenges!


May 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed Media Kit

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

*13@rts Modeling Paste, *13@rts White Gesso, ReneaBouquets Candy & Beautiful Beads in Teal, Glass/Rock [looking] shards from Monica, *Prima Melange Sugar Art Pebbles – Multicolored,

Creative Embellishments Gear Set 2 Small; Large Gear Set; Steampunk Clock; *Lightbulbs; Grunge Harlequin Piece; Distress Punchinella; the monocle, but I don’t know if CE still has it available, I couldn’t find it!, *Texture Powder, FabriTac, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Prima Silicone Brush, ModPodge Gloss & Matte Spray Acrylic Sealers, JudiKins Diamond Glaze.


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–March Mixed Media Kit-Canvas

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! For my second project this month I created a grung-y canvas using items from this months kit on a canvas I had previously purchased at Dollar Tree!

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This canvas was quick and easy! I had it together in a day (the paint dried rather quickly!) and just set it aside to let the glues and 13@rts Gel Medium from the kit dry! See how I put it all together here!


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With just a few items from my stash, I created a little décor piece in one day! (And I never finish a project in one day!!)

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After I coated the canvas in black gesso, I layered some torn pages from an old book and a piece of patterned paper on the canvas then used a palette knife to create the broad strokes of paint. Without adding gesso first, I put a single layer of the same paint on the brick chipboard from the kit.

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After the paint dried I added my transparency piece using the gel medium from the kit.

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Still using the gel medium, I put my flower clusters together, added my butterflies, and fussy cut leaves from parts of the transparency to add to my clusters.

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March Mixed Media Kit:

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In addition to the March Mixed Media Kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used: Book sheets from Memoires Parisiennes Etsy Shop; *Friends & Craft o’Clock – Vintage Bison – #1; Liquitex Clear Gesso; Liquitex Black Gesso; ReneaBouquets Mini Gold Roses; Canvas from Dollar Tree; FabriTac


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Tres Jolie Kit Club-January Mixed Media Kit-Calla Lily

Hello, All! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kit Club Blog!

For my third project this month I decided to make a Calla Lily Canvas using the final stencil of the pack that came in this months kit, all three paints, and the Prima Mélange Art Pebbles!

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Calla Lily’s are my favorite flower! I just love them, and if the wild pigs hadn’t ate my blubs last fall (2018) I would have had some down by my pond this past spring (2019)! Now I have Calla Lily’s and the pigs can’t get to them!


Video:


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I used a 7”x14” canvas as my base, painted on a layer of the Prima “Silver Spoon,” then used the “Steampunk Copper” (from the kit!) with the diamond stencil from the Tim Holtz stencil set in this month’s Mixed Media Kit! I used the “Antique Coin” from the Prima three pack to paint the bottom of the Prima Mélange Art Pebbles and set them aside to dry.

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I used the new Heartfelt Creations Calla Lily Stamps, Dies, and 3D Shaping mold (from my stash) to create all the flowers and leaves!

Here is a chart listing the color combos I used for the flowers and leaves.

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The January Mixed Media Kit:

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In addition to items from the Mixed Media Kit, I used:

Distress Oxide: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Pumice Stone, & Forest Moss; Heartfelt Creations: Calla Lily Stamps, Dies, & 3D Shaping Mold; Ranger Brayer; Tim Holtz Stamp Platform; Mini Blending Tool; Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy; Clearly For Art Blackout; Unknown Stamen


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Happy New Year and last project of 2019

Happy New Year to your family from ours. Hope everyone had a safe and fun New Year’s eve.

I’m back to share my last project of 2019. I created this with the December 2019 Mixed media kit.

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

 

Here is my project:

 

I really enjoyed creating this. I just let myself go with the flow. I found when I did that it really came together. I had a problem when I stopped and started thinking about it.

Let’s talk about the “flow” process(my sd card said my images were corrupt, when I went to download. Sorry no pictures to go with this). I took the collage medium and the 2 sheets of rice paper first. I tore the rice paper randomly and glued it down with the collage medium.

Once arranged the way I wanted it, I took the dry wall tape and ripped it and added it to the canvas with the collage medium. I also added the adhesive mesh the same way.

When I was done and like the look, I sealed it with more of the collage medium. The I took some white gesso and when around the edges and them randomly on the canvas. I then covered the dry gesso with the vintage collage medium to tone down the stark white.

Here is where I ran into trouble, because I started to think too much about what to do next. I wasn’t sure I wanted to leave it flat or add dimension. If I did dimension, what would be my focal piece…You know all the questions.

I decided to add dimension. So now what focal piece? I went back and forth and finally settled on flowers, since I have so many.

I pulled out random texture flowers and in complimentary colors for my canvas. Once I had them arranged, I used some crackle medium and added some stenciling.

After everything was glued down, I used the mist from the kit to add more color throughout the canvas. Finished it with some white paint splatters, added a title and I was done.

We will be revealing our January kit next week. Make sure you come back for that. We will also have the winners from our YouTube hop (sorry, the holidays have us off schedule on that).

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Tres Jolie Kits-December Mixed Media Kit-Canvas

Hey, all! I’m up on the blog today using the December Mixed Media Kit! For this project I used the canvas, mediums, stencil, and drywall tapes from the kit!

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I don’t often work with realistic images, but I really do like the print on the Stamperia line! I layered the rice paper over the matching patterned paper, and one eye didn’t quite line up right, but, to me, I think it gives an other-worldly vibe!


Process Video:


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Here you can see some of the crazing effect, as well as a closer look at the TCW stencil with the Lindy’s Gang, “Treasure Island Aqua,” Moon Shadow Mist.

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I layered the paper and rice paper from my stash with the mediums and drywall tapes from the kit to create a very vintage, very aged effect.

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In addition to the Mixed Media Kit, I used:

Stamperia Time Is An Illusion Paper & Rice Paper

Krylon Workable Fixatif

Liquitex Gloss Gel

JudiKins Diamond Glaze

Tear Shaped Cabochons

December Scrapbook Kit Spotlight

Hello! We hope you all are have a crafty fantastic weekend!

In case you didn’t know, our December reveal was about a week ago along with our YouTube Hop featuring Blue Fern Studios (here is the link to get you started if you missed it). The design team has created some amazing projects for the hop with the scrapbook kit. Kim has created a fabulous  kit witch featured brand new  papers from Blue Fern Studios. Plus other little things that add the perfect touches to your scrapbook projects. This kit is perfect for all kinds of projects!

Take a look at the picture below:

And for more details, check out the kit video:

And, here’s what we’ve shown you so far on the blog this month:

A layout by Kim inspired by this months mood board:

Here is a layout created by Michelle:

If you want to see more projects and details on how they were created, head on over to our Youtube channel and join the hop. You still have plenty of time to watch the videos and leave a comment for a prize.

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Christmas Canvas

Hey y’all and Happy Thursday to ya!  I’ve got a fun Christmas Canvas for you today made with the December Mixed Media kit and the Blue Fern papers we used for the blog hop.  I had so much fun with them I just couldn’t put them down!

I even made y’all a little process video!  Despite a little wonky foggy stuff going on with my lens on the first half of the video, you can see the details on how it all came together.

Take a peek at some close ups below for more detail.

You’ll notice here I used a smaller stretched canvas turned backwards on top of the board canvas that is included in the kit.  This gave me a nice place to create a shadow box effect.  You could tuck all sorts of fun embellishments in there!

I really had fun layering it all and just going nuts with this canvas.  The little “joy” banner was one of my favorite parts I added.  You can see details on it in the video as well.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope this inspired you to create something beautiful today!!

September Mixed Media Monday

Hi everyone, Kim here with another edition of Mixed Media Monday. Today I am going to be sharing my project created with the September Mixed Media kit. I also have a video (after lots of technical difficulties)to share of the process.

This month’s Mixed Media kit features lots of mediums from 13@rts, including their rust effect powder and reagent.  Plus we have some Libndy’s squirts to round everything off. Also included is are some metals and a canvas. Everything needed to create an altered mixed media canvas.

Here is the kit:

This canvas was really messy and a lot of fun to create using the kit mediums.

Here is my project:

 

 

 

Here is the video process on how I created this:

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Remember to stay tuned to the blog  for more inspiration using the our kits. We will be revealing the October kit soon.