Use Your Wings Mixed Media Project

Hi everyone, Kim here sharing my Mixed Media project created with the November Mixed Media kit.

This month’s Mixed Media kit features lots of different mediums. We have  some crackle paste, some dry glitter, mica powder and some inka gold. Also included is are some flowers to alter. Everything needed to alter the metal wings included in the kit.

Here is the kit:

These wings were so fun to create with.

Here is my project:

I started with the wooden heart in the kit. I gave it a nice heavy coat of the crackle paste and set it aside to dry. Once dry, I wiped the high points with the inka gold, then gave it a spritz with mist I made from the mica powder.

For the wings, I went over the high points with the inka gold. The I added glue to the tips and sprinkled them with the dry glitter for some shimmer.

For the flowers, I took a few of the script ones and swiped them with the inka gold. Then I used the mist and sprayed all the flowers for a good dose of shimmer. It’s hard to see the shimmer in the photo, but they really shine in person. The blue flowers are from the scrapbook kit. They added just the right punch of color. The wings, I mad from a mold and just sprayed them with the mist.

Once all that was done, I just put it all together. Once I got the vision in my heard as what I wanted to do, this came together pretty quickly (except for drying time, LOL).

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Mixed Media Heart Ornament

Happy Tuesday y’all!  today I’m sharing a project I did with the little wooden heart that was in the November Mixed Media kits.  I have to admit, dispite it’s small size I was intemidated by it for some reason.  I really don’t know why!

The first thing I did was trace the heart onto some corrugated packing paper, cut it out and then apply it on to the heart.  Then I used some sandpaper to distress the edges.

Next I applied some of the Deco Art Crackle Medium to it and allowed it to crackle (you can use a heat or drying tool to help with this).  Once dried I applied some watered down acrylic paint to give it some pops of color.  Then I rubbed on some of the Turquoise Viva Ink Gold Rub.

Then I began to add my Prima Flowers.  I also added a bit of the Turquoise Viva Ink Gold rub to the flowers as well to add some color to them too.

Once I had the flowers all adhered on, I brushed on some matte gel medium to the flowers and sprinkled some of the fine glitter that was included in the kit for a little shine.

Finally I added some metal embellishments from my stash and tucked in some preserved reindeer moss.  I also rubbed that awesome Turquoise Ink Gold on one of the metal embellishments.  It adhered to the metal so well and dried super quick.

I hope you enjoyed!  Thanks for stopping by today!!

Crackle Pumpkin

Hey y’all!  This is Michelle and today is my first official Design Team blog post!!  Woot!!

I’m going to be working with the Mixed Media kit this month and for my first project I got my kit but I didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do with the main elements of the kit just yet.  You know when you get a delish kit in the mail and you are scared to tare into it because it’s so awesome.  Yeah.  That.  *This is not an endorsement to start harding you kit stash!!* LOL  I did end up using the rest of my kit!  LOL

But I was anxious to get started and wanted to play with the amazing art mediums that were in there!  So I reached for my dollar store bag of fall decor that I had just picked up and pulled out this rather bland BRIGHT styrofoam pumpkin and decided to give it some Tres Jolie Mixed Media LOVE!

From there I just went nuts!  After prepping it well (you can see the full details in my process video below) I rubbed it with the Turquoise InkaGold and gave it a coat of the DecoArt crackle paint then layered on a wash of some diluted orange acrylic paint.

I even gave it new life with a fresh new twig stem and some preserved moss from the floral department and topped it with one of the Prima flowers from the kit.  I added a light rub of the InkaGold to the flower as well to brighten it up too.  ANNNND…there is some glitter and mica power sheen sprinkled on there to give it some sparkle like any self respecting fairytale pumpkin should have!

It just doesn’t even look like the same pumpkin!  Y’all go check out the video and see the transformation!

So if you are anxious about ripping into you pretty new kit projects or at the very end of your kit and just have your mediums left to play with, this is a great project for you!

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoyed my first Tres Jolie post!  I think I’m gonna like it here!  (Yes I sang that in my best Annie voice) lol!