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

Tres Jolie Kit Club-June 2020 Mixed Media Kit-“Today”

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Today I’m bringing you, well, “Today”!! A kind of shabby, kind of rustic memo board I created using items from the kit, items from my stash, and some scrap door casing.

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I love how the crackle paint came out on this! I gave me the aged look I was really wanting! Check the video to see how everything went together!



As I mentioned in the video, this project went together rather quickly! I let the flowers air dry so the color could bleed how it wanted, and with the help of my heat gun, the mediums were dry in no time!

Here are some close-ups of that beautiful cracking:

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Aren’t those cracks just amazing? I think it’s some of the best cracking I’ve had. Ever!

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I love the bit of sparkle with Lindy’s Magical Powder, it goes so well with that shine from the Metallic Gilding Polish.

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To get that aged look on the frame I layered the crackle paste on top of a coat of Lindy’s Magical Powder. Because Lindy’s is water-based it was easily reactivated and absorbed by the paste!

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This isn’t in the video, because I thought of it later, but I added a light coating of some Tim Holtz Matte Collage Medium on clothespin that has the polish. Just enough to add some protection to being touched!

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June 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Already Sold Out!

Mixed media kit

 

In addition to items from the June 2020 Mixed Media Kit (from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Darice Wire Accents “Rusty,” *13@rts White Gesso, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Scrap Door Casing, Bella Blvd – Ciao Chip – “Today,” Tim Holtz Matte Collage Medium