Tres Jolie Kit Club–May 2020 Sketch

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Today I’m bringing you a quick little layout I created for this month’s sketch challenge!

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I had a very craft-filled May, and by the time I got to this project I had one whole sheet of the beautiful Craft o’Clock paper left! There was a time when the thought of using such a “busy” pattern as a background would have terrified me, but I have learned sometimes less is more, so I kept everything else simple! (Sketch below the video)

Check out my video for the process!


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May 2020 Sketch

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Behind the smaller cluster in the upper-left corner and behind the photo layers I added a touch of stenciling using the “Golden Glaze” paint (mixed with some 13@rts MAGIC! Powder) and a homemade texture paste that contains some of the “Caribbean Teal” paint, both [paints] from this month’s mixed media kit. Also, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, the teal flowers on this layout were from the Prima “vine” that came in the kit! Don’t be afraid to cut things apart if needed to make them work better for your purpose!

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I didn’t want to just plant the photo directly on the background, so I used some torn pieces of papers from the kit, some tissue paper, and the square, white frame from the chipboard (cut apart!) behind the photo! Then I added one of the chipboard tabs!

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The beautiful black and gold butterflies were the final touch needed for this layout! They provide just the right amount of accent!


 

May 2020 Scrapbooking Kit May 2020 Mixed Media Kit
Scrapbook kit Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from the scrapbooking kit & mediums from the mixed media kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:
*Prima Stencil Item# 564278, *13@rts MAGIC! Powder, tissue paper, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, FabriTac, Liquitex Clear Gesso, and in my homemade teal texture paste: *13@rts Acrylic Modeling Paste, Little Birdie Caribbean Teal Metallic Paint (May 2020 Mixed Media Kit), Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers *Bratwurst Brown & *Glittering Gold, *13@rts MAGIC!Powder, Art Philosophy Concentrated Watercolor *Onyx & *Bora Bora, Vicki Boutin Watermelon Blast Paint


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“Always” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, craft people!

Today I’m sharing another layout I made using the May scrapbooking kit.

This Hazy Street collection by Craft o’Clock is so beautiful, and this was my favorite piece of paper from the collection.

I started out by adding some stenciling using an older damask stencil and some white crackle paste.  Once dry, I randomly sprayed some Nuvo Mica Mist in Pampas Grass across the page for a subtle effect. In the close up below, you can see some of the spray, but it really does flawlessly blend in with the design of the paper.  I also used that spray on the title, which is a piece of chipboard from my stash that I inked black and then sprayed the Nuvo spray again. (And, if you look really close, you can see some of the spray on the Little Birdie butterfly!)In this closeup below, you can see more of the stenciling, and the piece of Scrapaholics chipboard from the kit.  I painted that thickly with chalk paste for texture, then sprayed it again with my new favorite Nuvo blue-green spray, let it dry, then I scraped a black pigment ink pad over the chipboard to highlight the texture. I also used the same media on the Melissa Frances resin piece with the bee.  You can also see some of the curled green pieces of paper under the 49 and Market flowers.  I don’t usually use those piece that come in the 49 and Market flower packs, but I thought it was time to give them a try!

And, in this closeup, you can see I went a bit wild with all the flowers and embellishments in this huge cluster.

The printed chipboard and the tags are from the Hazy Street collection.  The ivory flowers are from my stash, as well as the small blue doily.

I hope you enjoyed taking a look at my project!  Be sure to check back on the blog as we continue to share our May projects with you! 🙂

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–May 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Butterfly Reels

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Today I am bringing you my “Butterfly Reels” project where I used three of the VHS reels, the mediums, and the package of Prima Mechanicals, along with items from my stash, to build this steampunk piece!

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I am very happy with how this piece came out! I love mixing the patina and rust effect with the non-aged look of the reels and flowers! Check out the video to see the whole process!


Video:


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In the above photo you can see the ripples created by the paint pour!

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I love Prima’s Rust Effect Paste, and I’m glad I had some on-hand to use with the Mechanicals from this month’s kit! Plus, those butterflies were what I had left from the March Mixed Media Kit!

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I knew parts of my chipboard would overhang, so to give it some extra stability I used “Prima Sculpture Medium” before adding the Rust Effect Paste!

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The longest parts of this project were all the drying times, so I would just set it aside while the glues and mediums dried so I could work on other projects! My final touch was adding some Teal Glass Beads from ReneaBouquets on top of each stack of Mechanicals!


May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

Mixed Media Kit

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

Prima Rust Effect Paste Set (Brown, Gold, and Red Rust), All chipboard received from a swap with Toni, *Prima Finnabair Mechanicals “Scrapyard Butterflies,” ReneaBouquets Glass Beautiful Beads “Teal”,” Liquitex Pouring Medium, Dina Wakley Cell Creator, Prima Sculpture Medium, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, E6000


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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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Steampunk Pulley Gear Lamp

Ok, so you may or may not know that I love all things vintage and repurposing things is my fav.  So when I got these old VHS gears in the mixed media kit I was over the moon excited and my mind went wild!

I quickly began envisioning all sorts of things!  But this idea stuck!  So I had to do it justice!  I remembered a battery operated light bulb on a string that I had gotten from Dollar Tree and I got to work.

I began by picking out the gear that I felt best represented the pulley mechanism and I gave it a good thick coat of the black gesso by Little Birdie.

Once that dried I gave it a rub with the Caribbean Teal Little Birdie Tinted Metallic paint.

Next I did the same thing with the Gold Glaze Little Birdie Tinted Metallic Paint, mainly just hitting the raised areas and edges.

I was pleased with the patina and aged look it gave the gear.

Next I turned my attention to a scrap piece of leather I had from an old upholstery sample (you can usually ask your local furniture stores to save these for you).  I cut a strip of it, using the existing eyelet as my guiding hole.

I rounded the bottom edge of the strip and glued it down to the front of the gear.  Next I glued one of the Mechanicals “Machine Parts” metal gears by Prima.

Finally I looped the string of the light around the VHS gear and tack glued the other side of the leather strip and glued the whole piece to a piece of scrap wood.

I really love how this turned out and I’m super excited to have it hanging in my house!

 

This is the whole mixed media contents:

Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Tres Jolie – Tape Reels
  2. R&L Essentials- Canvas – 4×12
  3. Little Birdie – Gesso – Black
  4. Little Birdie – Tinted Metallic Paint – Carribean Teal
  5. Little Birdie – Tinted Metallic Paint – Golden Glaze
  6. Little Birdie – Metallic Wax – Aqua Sheen
  7. Prima – Mechanicals – Machine Parts
  8. Prima – Vintage Trinkets

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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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May Mood Board layout

Hey Guys, Kim here. Today I am sharing a masculine layout created with the May 2020 scrapbook kit. The new papers from Craft O’Clock are amazing. I’m really enjoying working with this kit. It is definitely my style.

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

 

Here is the layout I created with it:

This layout is based on the May mood board.

Here is the mood board:

How about some close-ups:

I used a tag from the paper pack to layer behind my photo. I also used some colored burlap from my stash. The chipboard is from a past kit. I just inked it with some brown chalk ink. I used lots of texture including drywall tape (from a past MM kit), burlap flowers and nail heads.

I did some stamping all around the photo with black ink and a script stamp from my stash. I also added some background stenciling using modeling paste. Then added more burlap flowers (from my stash).

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Butterfly “Canvas” by Rae

Happy Saturday!

Today I’m sharing a “canvas” I made using some products from both the June scrapbook and mixed media kits. It’s not actually a canvas- I upcycled the Prima Marketing resin feather packaging which is a 4 in. X 12 in. box.

 

I flipped the box over and used the flat part. I cut a piece of the Prima Marketing Vintage Floral paper and glued it to the wood. In the closeup below, you can see some of the details- I added some stenciling using the Ranger paste from the mixed media kit in random spots on the paper, and then I added some gold wax paste over the stenciling to give it a bit of definition, and I also added some around the edges of the project.

I added some embellishments- the Prima Marketing metal ladder, and some Little Birdie roses and leaves that I dry-brushed using some white gesso.

I added some Prima Marketing rhinestone chain pieces from the mixed media kit to the leaves for added interest. I also added some wax paste to the roses.

This is one of the large resin butterflies from the mixed media kit. I painted it with a mixture of the Ranger paste and patina alcohol ink which became very light. The butterfly body is made from a couple of things from my stash0 The long swirl is a resin piece I made using a mould. In the center is a metal piece. Once glued together. I added some wax paste to highlight the texture and to give the center some definition. I finished off the butterfly by adding more of the green rhinestone chain.

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