My Secret Love Shabby Purse Attache

Hello crafty friends! Today I am here on the Tres Jolie Blog to share with u this month’s first project where I use the October Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie. I absolutely was inspired by the beautiful projects that Tara Brown, a designer for Pion Designs. Her projects stand out and are very unique. So for this project I created, I followed one of her tutorials for this project which is a Purse Attaché.

I made the base with the white card stock that came in the kit, a couple of the papers from the Couture Creations paper collection, some of the ephemera pieces, flowers from the kit and one of the Creative Embellishments Chipboard  as well.

 

I did the base then when I finished cutting the design papers up, I used my Prima distress tool on all of the edges of the papers. Once they were adhered to the base, I went over them with gesso (from a previous Tres Jolie kit) and dry brushed on areas of the project. Once I did the embellishing on the lid and on the front side area, I went over those with the gesso as well. On the chipboard from Creative Embellishments, I used the same gesso on it .

On the lid, I did add a magnet so it would stay shut, I also added a wood piece & some Finnabair Art Pebbles from previous Tres Jolie kits as well.

On the inside I made some tabbed sections, days of the week. On the photo you can kind of see the alphas I used which were some older ones I had in my stash from Basic Grey. They are pretty light so I apologize for my photo being hard to see. I then added some of the post cards from the Ephemera Package in those slots.

But you can make this however you want, you can put month’s on there, or even use this cute purse as a recipe box too. I do hope you like what I created and try it out yourselves. Since the holiday’s are coming up quick, I think these would make cute gifts too. While your on Tara’s website, I hope you will look at all of the beautiful creations she has done through out the years!! See you all next week! Till then I hope you will visit daily to find some of the rest of the Tres Jolie designers share their amazing projects using the Scrapbook and Mixed Media kits! Also don’t forget to join this month’s sketch challenge.

Xoxo,

Jeanne

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–September Mixed Media Kit-Spinel Panel

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

This week I’m bringing you a little panel I created using items from this month’s mixed media kit as well as items from my stash!

The script on my background is from the Finnabair “Read My Letter” stencil from my stash, but I did use the TCW Gel from this month’s kit with it.

This project went together rather quickly and easily, to see how it was done, check out my video!


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After I had all the parts I wanted glued down to my background (the TCW Gel from the kit makes a great glue!) I coated it all with some white gesso, then started adding on my mediums; starting with the Lindy’s Gang from the kit.​​

I mixed the beads from the kit with more of the TCW Gel and brushed them onto the Prima flower vine. It makes me think of water droplets on the petals!

As you saw in the video, I was able to use items from previous Tres Jolie Kits to put this panel together! I love the fact that at the “end” of my Mixed Media Kit I have mediums left to add into my stash and use at a later date!

I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what can be done with items from this month’s Mixed Media Kit!

Stay Crafty, Friends

C.J.


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September Mixed Media Kit:

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

Prima/Finnabair “Read My Letter” Stencil, *Mechanicals “Flowers,” *Opal Magic Wax “Vintage Silk,” *Metallique Wax “Vintage Gold,” Heavy White Gesso, Tim Holtz 7” Scissors, a piece of scrap material that had been used as packing material!

Tres Jolie Kit Club – September Mixed Media Kit – Prima ATCs “Alphabet Cards”

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This week I am bringing you my project using the Prima “Alphabet Cards” ATC pack that came in this month’s Mixed Media Kit (the cards are not shown in the kit photo).

 

To start, I haphazardly brushed on some clear gesso to all of the cards, sprayed them with the Lindy’s Gang Moon Shadow Mist from the kit, then started building up my layers. Check out the video to see how it all came about!



I dug into my collections of mediums (many of which came from previous Tres Jolie kits), and just started decorating my cards! I added some stenciling using the gel medium and glitter from this month’s kit, and topped it with some stamping. I then added some quick flower sketches to some of the ATCs, some (more) stenciling, and some painting. Then I just grabbed up some black gesso and traced over the printed letters on the cards to bring those alphabet back to the front!

I really didn’t have any rhyme or reason when I put these cards together, I just went with what I was feeling like using at the time!

 

I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what you can do with the ATC pack that came in this month’s Mixed Media Kit!

 

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Products:

 

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

Prima/Finnabair  *Wax Cire Cera “Peacock,” *Opal Magic Wax “Turquoise Satin,” *Opal Magic Wax “Vintage Silk,” *Metallique Wax “Vintage Gold,” *“Passiflora” Stencil, “Flourish” Stencil, *Elementals Stamp “Messy,” Clear Stamps *“Secret Notes” & *“Love Potion,” *Prima Clear Stamp “Rosarian,” Prima/Art Philosophy *“Metallic Pastel Accents,” *Prima Waterbrush, *Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Mini Layered Stencils Set# 39, *Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish “Silver Hessian,” StazOn “Olive Green,” Dina Wakley Media Scribble Stickes Set 1 & Set 2, *Little Birdie Black Gesso, Liquitex Clear Gesso

Tres Jolie Kit Club – August 2020 Mixed Media Kit – Pen/Pencil/Paintbrush Holders

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

Today I’m bring you my third mixed media project of the month using items from this month’s Mixed Media kit. I decided to add a bit of decoration to my craft room by turning two cans into pen-pencil-paintbrush holders.

 

My new paintbrush holders went together quickly and easily; most of the time I spent on these was dry time! Check out my video below to see how I did it all.


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I, carefully, glued the mould pieces to my cans immediately after forming them (using some E6000) to make sure they were molded to the curve of the can.

I grabbed up some crackle paint (from a previous Tres Jolie kit) and gave everything a nice coating. I didn’t add mould pieces all the way around my cans because, in my case, they are going to be against a wall, so I didn’t think it was necessary, but you can decorate your cans however works best for your style!

 

I sprayed the three Distress Oxide Sprays on the cans, and after they were dry I used some Krylon Workable Fixatif before adding the Liquid Acrylic Paint and using the Lindy’s Magical Powder on the mould pieces.

As I mentioned in the video, I did a final seal on my cans using some Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Sealer, and I have since ran my cans under water and “scrubbed” them with my hands. I am happy to report that nothing came off!

I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you an idea of what can be done with items from this month’s Mixed Media kit! Stay Crafty, friends!


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August 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

 

In addition to items from this months mixed media kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Creative Paperclay, Prima Heavy White Gesso, *DecoArt Media Crackle Paint – White, Prima/Finnabair Liquid Acrylic “Burnt Sienna,” Krylon Workable Fixatif, Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Sealer

Shown in video, but not used: Amazing Cast Resin, Mod Podge Gloss Acrylic Sealer

Tres Jolie Kit Club–August Mixed Media Kit–Altered Paintbrush

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This week I have used items from the August Mixed Media kit, along with items from my stash, to create this altered paintbrush.

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I used the Prima Modeling Material with the Finnabair Mould to create the bust and flourishes, which I “painted” with the Lindy’s “Bayou Boogie Gold” Magical Powder, and after I prepared my paintbrush I used the Distress Oxide Sprays to add the background color. Check out my process video to see how everything came together!



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I used some Prima/Finnabair Crackle texture Paste on my background (from my stash) with a couple of stencils I have collected from previous Tres Jolie kits! After the paste had dried I used the three Distress Oxide Sprays from this month’s kit to give the background some color. Plus, I finished off two packs of flowers, both of which I had been hoarding from previous Tres Jolie kits.

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I love the mould that came in the kit this month, and I especially love that it is an item I will be able to keep in my stash to use over and over again! Some items, like the glitter I sprinkled about from a previous Tres Jolie kit, will (eventually) run out, but that mould will be in my stash forever!

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I hope you enjoyed this altered paintbrush and I hope it gave you some ideas of what can be done with items from this month’s Mixed Media kit! Stay crafty!


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August Mixed Media Kit:

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In addition to items from the August Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used:*Prima Flowers Item# 642730, *Prima Stencil Item#564278, *Prima/Finnabair Stencil Item# 966676, Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso, Prima/Finnabair White Crackle Texture Paste, *49 & Market Blossom Blends “Aloe”,” *Darice Gold Glitter, Ranger Glossy Accents, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Krylon Workable Fixatif, 4-inch paintbrush

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

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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

Altered Mixed Media Clock

Hello everyone!! This week I am back with this altered Clock that I created using some of the products from the March Cards, Tags, & More Kit.

 

I had the clock frame base , which is from Prima Marketing Finnabair products that I had in my stash for quite a while. This was the perfect size for what I wanted to create because I do have other brand and size but I felt this one had more space for me to do what I wanted to create on.

Other products I used aside from the March kit, I used products from DecoArt, FolkArt, 13@rts, Tim Holtz, G45, 7 Gypsies, Frank Garcia Memory Hardware.

 

This project was so much fun and I loved the colors that Kim had chose for the monthly kit! It made my project stand out more and I just kept adding and adding embellishments, I couldn’t stop!

 

 

I loved adding the vintage woman & girl paper dolls on the inside! I honestly can’t pick which I like more, that or the flower/gear/clock faces clusters I created on top of the clock and the outer side of it too!

I do hope that you like what I came up with using some of the items from the Cards, Tags, & More Kit March it. I’m excited with this entire kit, and looking forward to sharing the next project too! Till then I hope u come back and check out the rest of my teammates posts! They are super talented and show how to create with the other kits from Tres Jolie! Talk soon!!

~Hugs~

 

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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!

 

Journal page by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone ! I am back today with another page from my journal, made with the beautiful June Kit : Cards, Tags and more…

Once again I took a inspiration card from the May Kit and went from there.  I chose the photos that for me represented family, friends, sisters etc.

I started with a coat of clear Gesso on both sides and let dry.  Then I took the gorgeous stencil included in the kit with the Nuvo paste wow !!! I just love the result !  After everything was dry I started to play with the Stamps from the kit, all over the pages with the Black Distress Ink.  I continued with some Fuchsia Watercolor here and there, sprayed some water, which diluted the Black ink a little, I think it looks great because it gave like a dark Purple color.

I used some of the sticky words from the May Kit as journaling, and with a watercolour pen, I draw lines around the words and the photos.  I did a wash with water  and a brush to create an antique look.

I hope you like what I did 🙂

Here is the kit content :

  1. Prima – 6×9 Stencil – Passiflora
  2. Prima – Art Daily Planner – Vintage Photobooth
  3. Prima – Art Daily Planner – Rusty Metal Clips
  4. Prima – Finnabair Cling Stamp – Old Paper
  5. Nuvo Mousse – Mother of Pearl
  6. Tim Holtz – Mini Distress Ink – Black Soot

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Journal spread by Annie Carignan

Hello everyone !

Last week I showed you my Journal Cover, today I am showing my first journal spread.  This page was made with the Cards, Tags and more kit of course !

The 1st thing I did what choosing a card from the kit with the quote number 39 that says :

“Feel inspired by all the colors of the Rainbow. What does your personal rainbow look like ?”

That is when I thought of kids, instantly.  I took my watercolors and started to put some on the left side and with water, I made the colors drop from one side to the other. Like this :

 

Once the paint was dry, I took different stamps from my stash and put them all over the spread.  I adhered the card I had chosen and added some words from the kit with cute small flowers.

 

I finished with some journaling about my inspiration :

 

 

 

I hope this will help you to be inspired and just start creating without overthinking it ! Don’t be afraid to just start something and see where it takes you 🙂

Annie

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