Tres Jolie Kit Club – *Follow Along With Us* – July Mixed Media Kit – A Day At the Beach

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

Today I’m bringing you my first project for this month using the Mixed Media Kit. Recently, we have had some requests for more detailed instructions for the projects we create, so last month we started the “Follow Along With Us” series, where each month we will focus on a different kit and create a project using only items from that kit, staple items (i.e. glues), and/or household items (ex: isopropyl [rubbing] alcohol). For this project, I created a video to follow along with and I hope I didn’t overexplain or underexplain anything!

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Because alcohol inks dry so quickly, this was a rather quick project to put together! I just grabbed up my gel medium to adhere the flowers and photo, which I mounted on some cardboard for rigidity, and my rubbing alcohol that works well as an alcohol ink blending solution.

Check out my video for the full details and process, and make it with me!


Now, how about some close-ups?

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The top of the larger flower cluster on the left of the photo. You can also see some of the blending between the three alcohol inks, and the splattering of the “Snow Cap” Mixative.

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A close-up of the blending for the sky. As you can see, the splatters give a sense of depth depending on how much the “Snow Cap” reactivated the color behind it.

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I hope you enjoyed this project and it helped you in using the items from the kit this month! Make sure you keep an eye out each month for more of our “Make It With Us” videos and/or written instructions! I’ll be back next week with my project using that beautiful art deco chipboard from A.B. Studio.


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July Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed Media kit

In addition to items from this month’s kit, I used:
70% Isopropyl Alcohol (AKA Rubbing Alcohol), Ranger/Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution, Blending Tool, & Alcohol Ink Application Felt, make-up wedge, drinking straw, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, BEST 1” Double Sided Tape, Krylon Workable Fixatif, Ranger Mini Mister

July 2020 Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and I’m here to welcome you back. It’s a new month, so you know it’s time for new kits.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie July 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our July 2020 kits. Once again, I’m just as excited to bring you these kits.

At Tres Jolie we do our best to bring you the latest and greatest. This month is no exception. Our main kit is filled with new to us international papers from Scrapboys and coordinating embellishments.

I’m really excited about the Cards, Tags and More kit this month. It was put together in collaboration with DT member Jeanne. She is our resident junk journal expert. I can’t wait to see what you guys create with this kit.

You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. The kits are for the beginner to the advanced, the clean and simple scrapper to the mixed-media maven. No matter your style, there is some for everyone. We know you are going to love it.

Presenting the Tres Jolie July 2020 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

For a full list of all our kit contents, please visit our website home page here.

Here is the full kit reveal video:

Love it right! You can still get one of your own(except the MM kit). Become a subscriber and you will never miss out on our gorgeous kits. Just visit us here to subscribe.

Check the blog daily for full reveal of each designers projects. They will be sharing close ups, tutorials and videos.  Please make sure you follow us on YouTube so you will get notified when a new video goes live.

For the monthly challenge we have a gorgeous shabby mood board. The mood board can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. The challenge is open to everyone, however we would love to see what you do with our kit(s) and our mood board.

Here is the mood board:

Place your entries in the July 2020 Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. All are welcome to enter, however we’d love to see what you do with our kits.

This challenge ends on July 31st, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

Don’t forget that Tres Jolie can be found in the following places:

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All the designers will be revealing their projects on the Tres Jolie blog all month long. Make sure you join us for tons of inspiration, including video and photo tutorials.

Tres Jolie Kit Club-June 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Altered Box

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

Today I’m bringing you my third Mixed Media Kit project of June, an altered box. I’ve been keeping this box around since I ate the candy that was in it back in December. I knew I’d eventually find a way I wanted to use it!

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It took me building up a few layers of mediums to get the look I wanted, check out the video below to see how it all (finally!) came together.



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To the lid of the box, I added some ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board & “Candy” (flatbacks), cabochons, resin flowers from my stash, and some of the glass glitter that had come in the April 2020 Mixed Media Kit. For the roses, I used Lindy’s Magical Powder to give them their color, and the Gilding Polish on the cabochons.

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You can see how I made a double crackle effect by layering some Tim Holtz “Crazing” Distress Medium (from my stash) on top of the Cosmic Shimmer Crackle Paste from this month’s kit. Then, to really bring out the “Crazing” cracks, I rubbed in some of the Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish from the kit.

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I hope you enjoyed this project, and that it gave you some ideas of what the mediums can do that came with this month’s kit! I’ll see you again in July!


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June 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed media kit

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

ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board “Heart Lattice” Elements & Candy “Cotton Candy,” *13@rts White Gesso, *Darice “Vintage Gold” Glass Glitter, Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium “Crazing,” *Creative Imaginations-Luminart Twinkling H2Os “Scarab Beetle,” Krylon Workable Fixatif, FabriTac, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Ranger Glossy Accents, Tim Holtz Distress Collage Brushes, Mod Podge Matte Clear Acrylic Sealer, Upcycled Candy (Ferro Rocher) Container, Unbranded Rose Molds & Cabochons, Amazing Cast Resin

“I Let Music Take Me Where My Heart Wants To Go” Altered Envelope

Hello crafty friends!! This week I am back to share with you this project using the June Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie!

I have created a photo process video to share how I went about creating this beautiful envelope!

This kit comes with a beautiful copper envelope that you can either leave as is or alter it like I did. It makes a stunning home decor piece for your home or as a gift!

 

 

 

 

 

 

This was my 1st time using the Cosmic Shimmer products which were wonderful and easy to create with! Plus I still have a lot of left over product to create more mixed media projects or however else I choose to use them as well as having the Darice white flowers, a chalk board piece and Lindy’s Stamp Gang magicals, left from the kit that I didn’t use to create another fun project!

Here is my process video:

I hope that you like what I created using this month’s mixed media kit! I will be back next week with another project using the Cards, Tags, & more kit!! Until then you can visit the Tres Jolie Blog to check out the rest of the Tres Jolie Designers and their wonderful projects!!

Don’t forget that Kim is having a contest for the 2 year anniversary going on this month! Details here

 

 

 

 

See ya next week!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

Here are the links to the rest of Tres Jolie social media! Go check them out! Just click on each one and they will take you directly there! Have fun!!!

 

2 yr. Anniversary Contest

Hey everyone, Kim here. As you know, the month of June marks the 2 yr. anniversary for Tres Jolie. We are so excited to continue to bring you our kits. We are always making adjustments to make sure you always get the best.

To celebrate our anniversary, we have come up with the perfect contest. We can’t wait to see what you come up with.

For the past 2 yrs we have presented you with elegant kits, sprinkled with a touch of grunge. The core of our scrapbook kits, have been beautiful flowers and chipboard.

Our mixed media kit, has been full of various mediums and projects to stimulate your creativity for hours. The cards, tags and more kits have provided an opportunity to create stunning projects on a smaller scale.

With all this in mind, the contest is to create a project of any kind, that best represents the Tres Jolie style.

Here are the rules:

  1. This contest is open to everyone (please no promoting of other kit club products).
  2. This must be a new project created for the contest.
  3. Any type of project is acceptable (layout, card, tag or OTP).
  4. Provide a description of why you think your project represents the Tres Jolie style.
  5. All entries must be placed in the 2 yr. anniversary folder in the Facebook group to be eligible for the prize.
  6. The challenge end on June 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

Here are a few examples for inspiration:

Have you been wanting to try our kits? Well now is the time. All kits are still on sale 40% off and US shipping is half price (shipping can be combined on multiple purchases done in the same transaction). International shipping will receive the $6 discount.

How can you see whats on sale? All you have to do is go here (Past Kits for Sale page). Just take your time and scroll thru all the goodness and pick yourself a few pretty things(page has been updated with newer kits). We have super fast shipping (most orders ship out the next day.

Come back and check the blog daily for more projects created with the June 2020 kits. The designers will be sharing close ups, tutorials and videos.  Please make sure you follow us on YouTube so you will get notified when a

Thanks for stopping by!

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Tres Jolie Kit Club-June 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Hello

Hi, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kit Club blog! Can you believe it’s already June?

In case you missed the reveal post, this month marks the 2-year anniversary for the Tres Jolie Kit Club!! Huge shout out to Kim for putting fabulous kits together for the past two years!!

Now, on to my first project of the month!

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This kit gave me two of my favorite products, something metal, and something that has a crackle effect! And if having a metal envelope wasn’t enough, the Metallic Gilding Polish is a dream! Check out my video to see how I put this fabulous décor piece together!


Now, have a look at these close-ups!

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Look how smooth that Metallic Gilding Polish is! You’d never know it wasn’t the original color of the “hello” and the leaves!

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I’m a hoarder, especially when it comes to flowers! And these Prima flowers from previous Tres Jolie Kits were no exception! Kim is always generous with the flowers she adds to kits, which works perfect for those of us who may use them more sparingly, and those who don’t! You’ll always have enough!

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I love the teal, black, and grey of the flowers! They match the patina of the envelope, and compliment the pinks of the Lindy’s Gang Magical Powder & the Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish!

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Check out those cracks! Aren’t they fabulous?!?! As my final touch, I found a package of Prima Say It In Crystals in my stash that have gems that were the perfect match!

I hope you enjoyed this project & that it gave you some ideas of what to do with your kit this month!


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June 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed media kit

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

Sizzix – Tim Holtz “Skeleton Leaves” Thinlits, Tim Holtz Sanding Grip, Prima *Say It In Crystals “Pretty Pale,” Prima Flowers *Item# 634520, *Item# 634506, & *Item# 634551, Thickers “Patio Party,” Prima 3/4” Silicone Brush, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, Spellbinder Tool n One, Sizzix Big Shot Plus, Precision Base Plate, & Cutting Pads, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, E6000

June 2020 Kit Reveal and our 2nd Anniversary

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and I’m here to welcome you back. It’s a new month, so you know it’s time for new kits. Plus it’s our 2 year anniversary, so what better time than now to show our new kits.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie June 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our June kits. Once again, I’m just as excited to bring you these kits.

At Tres Jolie we do our best to bring you the latest and greatest. This month is no exception. Our main kit is filled with new international papers from AB Studios and coordinating embellishments.

You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. The kits are for the beginner to the advanced, the clean and simple scrapper to the mixed-media maven. No matter your style, there is some for everyone. We know you are going to love it.

Presenting the Tres Jolie June 2020 kits:

*Scrapbook kit*

*Cards, Tags and more kit*

*Mixed Media Kit*

For a full list of all our kit contents, please visit our website home page here.

Here is the full kit reveal video:

Love it right! You can still get one of your own(except the MM kit). Become a subscriber and you will never miss out on our gorgeous kits. Just visit us here to subscribe.

Check the blog daily for full reveal of each designers projects. They will be sharing close ups, tutorials and videos.  Please make sure you follow us on YouTube so you will get notified when a new video goes live.

For the monthly challenge we have a gorgeous sketch. The sketch can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. The challenge is open to everyone, however we would love to see what you do with our kit(s) and our sketch.

Here is the sketch:

Place your entries in the June 2020 Challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. All are welcome to enter, however we’d love to see what you do with our kits.

This challenge ends on June 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

Don’t forget that Tres Jolie can be found in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/121919621993809/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tresjoliekits/

Tres Jolie website: https://tresjoliekits.com/

Tres Jolie subscriptions: https://tresjoliekits.com/services/

Tres Jolie blog: https://tresjoliekits.com/blog/

Tres Jolie YouTube: https://www.youtube.com

Tres Jolie Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tresjoliekits/

All the designers will be revealing their projects on the Tres Jolie blog all month long. Make sure you join us for tons of inspiration, including video and photo tutorials.

Tres Jolie Kit Club-May 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Summer Vase

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! Today I’m bringing you a summer vase using an upcycled jar, mediums from the mixed media kit, and papers from April’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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I absolutely loved the Ciao Bella papers that came in April’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit! I loved, loved, loved the lemons with the dark blue! And it worked out that the Little Birdie wax in this month’s Mixed Media Kit was a perfect complement! Check out my video to see this summer vase come together!


Video:


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After I coated the jar with the Little Birdie “Golden Glaze,” wrapped the papers around the jar, and adhered the image to the lid, I used Tim Holtz’s “Crazing” Medium (from my stash) as my topcoat. I then rubbed the Little Birdie wax all over, giving the “Golden Glaze” paint a blue hue and really bringing out the “cracks” from the “Crazing”!

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The lid and lace are a permanent part of the piece! I used E6000 & some gel medium to hold it where I wanted, at the angle I wanted!

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For the most part, I will try to upcycle anything! Who knows how old this jar was, but it has found a new purpose!

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A photo of the full height of the arrangement!


May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

Mixed Media Kit

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

Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle, Tim Holtz Distress Medium “Crazing,” Mod Podge Matte Paper, Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Sealer, *Ciao Bella “Sicilia,” *13@rts White Gesso, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, E6000, Lace from Memoires Parisiennes, all foliage is Ashland® (Peruvina Spray “Indigo Blue,” Wild Daisy Spray “Violet, Blue,” Artificial Lemon Bushes “Yellow,” and White Magnolia Branch Stem)


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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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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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