Mixed Media Monday

Hey everyone, Kim here. I’m serving up some mixed media madness today, working with the August 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 used the mould from the kit and a mould from my stash to create the center piece. The background was created with a stencil and some modeling paste, then everything was covered in 2 layers of black gesso.

Once the gesso was dry,  I layered the distress oxide sprays starting with lightest to darkest. Once I sprayed the oxide spray, I then misted it with water to deepen the oxide effect.

After I was happy with the distress oxide effects. I used the magicals in the kit and mixed it with a bit of water to create a paste. I took my finger and rubbed it on the high points of the moulds.

Once it was done, I realized it needed a little something more. I pulled out the black ink and added the splatters. I think that finished it off perfectly.

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–August 2020 Mixed Media Kit–*Follow Along With Us*

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!

Today I’m bringing you my “Follow Along With Us” project for the month using the August Mixed Media Kit. Now, I’m not going to lie, this project fought back! This was just one of those times that I was having problems getting my hands to do what my brain was picturing. As you’ll discover in the video, in the end I had to do a voice-over to explain what I did, but I’m rather pleased with the end result!

The stems are actually a rather happy accident. I didn’t originally plan for them to be “broken,” but when they came apart I realized I rather liked the look. Now, as I’ll also note in the video, I would paint the “Bayou Boogie Gold” Magical Powder on my mushrooms and stems before adding them to the canvas. If you do (and don’t add the “Antique Linen” first) they will match the flowers. If you do it the same way I did in the video then your mushrooms will look like mine here. When I was working on it I hadn’t planned to have them gold originally, but after I got them glued down I decided to make them pop off the canvas more! (Have I mentioned this project just wanted to fight me every step of the way? LOL!)

Check out my video and follow along!



You don’t need a mould to use modeling material! I formed my stems and mushrooms by hand! I didn’t try to make them the same or perfect, I just played around with the modeling material until I liked what I made. (Which isn’t in the video due to this project fighting me the whole time! If I remember correctly, I thought my camera was running, but I was mistaken. Sorry!!)

     

At some point in time, although I can’t say when exactly after everything this project put me through, I decided to cluster all the flowers from the mould together where the mushroom stems intersected!

Even though the acrylic sealer had an effect on the Oxide Spray, I can tell you that had not happened to me before, so I am thinking I should have set it aside longer to dry. I’m not disappointed, just surprised. And sometimes surprises work out!

I hope you enjoyed this project and that it gave you an idea or two about how to use the items found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie! Thank you for joining us and I’ll see you again soon!


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August 2020 Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from this month’s mixed media kit (from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used:

*Little Birdie Black Gesso, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Sealer

Junk Journal Cover created with the July Cards, Tags and More Kit

Hey guys, Kim here. Today I have my junk journal cover  I created using the July 2020 cards, tags and more kit. This is a a different kinda kit for us. If you haven’t seen it, here it is:

This was a really fun kit to work with and DT member Jeanne helped put it together. It’s filled with coffee dyed papers and lots of shabby chic and vintage ephemera.

Here is my journal cover:

I used the papers in the kit to make my cover large by gluing it to the canvas page. Then I just layered it full of goodies.

How about some close-ups:

Here is a good look at the layers. You can see the paper, some of the book page, the frame and a piece of the lace doily. I inked the edges of everything before I adhered it. The flower is from last months scrapbook kit.

More layers. You can see the tag and train ticket. The gold textured tag is from my stash. Again, everything got inked along the edges.

This is the finished product. This was a pretty quick project to create. I just love how the cover turned out. I just need to finish the inside of it.

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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!


Video:


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