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!


Video:


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!

Mixed Media Madness

Hey everyone, Kim here. I’m serving up some mixed media madness this Monday morning. I worked with the September 2020 Mixed Media kit.

Here is the Mixed Media kit if you haven’t already seen it:

Here is the project I created with the kit:

How about some close-ups:

I loved working with this birdcage. I painted it with 2 layers of gesso (from a past mixed media kit). The added 2 layers of acrylic paint in vintage rose. I dry brushed on some sparks paint in butterfly spells in random spots (also used it on the bird).

I adhered the floral vine from the kit down the side. I stuck in some smaller lighter pink flowers (from my stash) in between flowers in the vine. I also added some cheesecloth. At the bottom of the vine, I added flowers from the kit. The silver beads are from my stash.

I used the spray to add some splatters to the alpha cards from the kit. You can see a close up on my painted bird.

On the inside you can see how I used the alpha cards as monograms for mine and hubby’s first names. I added the “25” plaque (from my stash) as this photo is from the day we renewed our wedding vows for our 25th anniversary. I added the silver beads to each side instead of brads. The flowers and leaf are from the flower pack in the kit.

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“Be Authentic” Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, fellow crafters!

By now you’ve seen our September scrapbook features the gorgeous Industrial Romance collection by Scrapboys- I’m so in love with it! (So much so, I just had to buy another kit because I have several projects I want to make with this wonderful paper and all the gorgeous embellishments Kim has included!  Here’s my second project I have made with the September kit:

I have wanted to scrap a picture of this amazing sculpture by Penny Hardy from her Blown Away series.  Hardy uses old machine parts as the base for her sculptures and I think they can be perfectly showcased the September kit!

I started the base of this layout with three background papers for layers- I used a Martha Stewart “punch around the page” punch for the scalloped look for the top large layer.  The used a black journaling pen on the little holes for a faux stitch look.

The other layers are banners that I cut by hand.  (I could really use some banner dies. 🙂 )  I also used some of the Prima ATC cards from the mixed media kit.

There are three pieces of chipboard on this layout, and they were all “treated” differently.  The clock is Dusty Attic (from my stash)- I inked it with archival black ink and randomly applied some white gold wax. Most of the flowers are from the kit (Prima), except for the blue flowers- those are from my stash (Petaloo).

For the Scrapaholics swirly gears piece, I used embossing powder- Frantage Aged Bronze, and then once dry, I added some darkish Prima metallic paint and before it was dry, I used a tissue to wipe off some of the blue paint.

For the last piece of chipboard, the Scrapaholics butterfly collage, I inked it with grey archival ink, painted it with some more of the same blue metallic Prima paint, then added some Frantage Aged Black embossing powder randomly.

I also painted the Prima wings and key with the blue paint from my stash, then added some white gold wax.

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“Industrial Romance” Hot Air Balloon Mood Board Challenge

Hello again crafty friends! This week I am excited to share with u all this month’s project for the Mood Board Challenge for Tres Jolie Kits! For this project I used the September Scrapbook Kit. This beautiful kit is not only a vintage feel but a steampunk one too!

When I first seen this kit I immediately got the idea I wanted to create a paper Hot Air Balloon. This project had been on my crafty bucket list for a while now when I seen the one that Miranda MsLiberty25 created. I followed her tutorial for the hot air balloon its self. I knew I wanted to add an airship instead of a basket or gondola. So while looking around online, I came across a shop on Etsy who sold some wooden 3-D puzzles. So looking around on their shop, I came across a couple different models, I chose the cheaper and best size I figured would work best. It was a 176 piece puzzle that my husband and I enjoyed creating!! We are now thinking we want to purchase more for us to do together and perhaps get some for our grandsons.

 

I absolutely loved creating this hot air balloon and found this month’s kit went so well with the mood board that Kim has chosen for this month! I do hope that you will enter the challenge this month since it is still open the rest of this month. So I hope that you will join in.

I hope that you have been inspired by the project I created this month for the challenge! This month the rest of the team members of Tres Jolie created some wonderful projects so I hope you check out this blog daily where you can find more inspirational projects. Till next time!! Xoxo

 

XOXO,

JEANNE

 

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“Always Be Kind” Altered Birdcage

Hi, everyone!  Happy Sunday!

This month this mixed media kit includes one of my favorite projects: a Prima Marketing Birdcage!  I love these!

And, here’s what I came up with:

I started out by painting the birdcage which comes as a rust color, which I did leave showing on some parts.  I used some light blue paint, then some brighter blue gloss paint spray.  Before completely dry, I blotted the paint for a distressed look.  Once dry I repeated the process with the Lindy’s spray from the kit which is sepia with pink mica.

I distressed and inked some of the ATC cards from the kit to spell “Always” fanned along the top part of the cage.  The kit comes with two packs of Prima flowers from the Pretty Mosaic line, so I thought I would add some other elements from that line from my stash such as some additional flowers, and some pieces of ephemera.

In this close up you can see the bird which I dry brushed with some light blie acrylic paint.  The resin lady with the mask is Scrapberry’s from this month’s scrapbook kit.  The rosary chain along the bottom is from my stash.To finish things off, I adhered the flowers to the cage using the TCW gloss gel medium because it works extremely well as a glue for bulky projects like this, and it lasts much longer than hot glue.  Once dry, I added more of the gloss gel medium to the flowers, one at a time, then sprinkled them with the glass beads and white glitter, both from the kit, for a sugared look.

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Imagination Layout with Rae

Happy Sunday, friends!

Today I’m sharing my layout that I made with the September kit for this month’s mood board challenge.  Take a look at this fanciful mood board:

And’ here’s what I came up with:

I started out by adding some stenciling with texture paste.  Once dry, I added some blue and yellow distress oxide inks to tone down the white texture paste.  Next I added some stitching rub-ons from my stash.  You could easily use stitch stamps to achieve this look as well.

I treated all of the chipboard- the Scrapaholics gear swirl is from the kit- I added a combination of blue, gold, and silver embossing powders.  I used the same technique on the damask piece as well (from my stash as well, new Prima).  The fancy clock chipboard is also new from Prima.  ( I just had to use these because they were perfect for this kit!)  That was easy- just add archival ink in a random fashion.

For the layers, I cut up paper from the kit, several fussy cut elements (gears, clocks, pipes, gears, etc.) and some of the Prima Marketing ATC Alphabet cards from the mixed media kit for September.

I completed the layout by adding some Prima flowers form the kit, as well as some blue Petaloo from my stash.

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September 2020 Kit Reveals

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and it’s a new month. We are 3/4 of the way done with this year already, it’s almost over. With that being said, you know what time it is.

Welcome to our Tres Jolie September 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our September 2020 kits. As always, 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 also really excited about the mixed media kit this month. It has a great project to create with.

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 September 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:

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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 fun mood oard. 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 September 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 September 30th, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

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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.

“Own Your Dreams” Canvas with Rae

Happy Monday!

We’ve seen some gorgeous projects this month from our design team this month, and today I’m sharing my canvas I made using the mixed media kit:

I recently bought a couple of the Ranger Distress Oxide sprays, and I am HOOKED!  The technique possibilities are endless, but so far, what I really like to use them on are dark surfaces.  Here’s the result of adding the sprays to a canvas primed with black gesso:

I started out by adding stenciling with crackle paste to the entire canvas in the kit.  Once dry, I added a smaller canvas somewhat centered, and added some crackle paste to this one as well.  I used a few things from my stash to complete the design, but I chose my focal point to be the image of the lady from the Prima Marketing mould set.  I added an older Prima resin oval frame to the smaller canvas to “house” the focal point.  I found some chipboard to add that I thought would make nice pieces to showcase the flowers made with the modeling material. Once the placement was complete, I painted the entire canvas with black gesso.  Here’s a closeup that shows the stenciling and finish details:

Once dry,  I added the Ranger Distress Oxide Sprays. I started out with Antique Linen because it was the lightest if the colors.  While still damp, I added the Bundled Sage spray, then dried those colors with a heat gun.  Next I added more of the Bundled Sage spray, then added a lot of Faded Jeans spray. Then, I added a few sprays of Speckled Egg spray (from my stash), then set aside to dry.The next day, I rubbed the canvas with a paper towel- the sprays were dried, and the finish is kind of powdery, so rubbing it revealed some of the black gesso under the sprays. I added some wax in white gold from my stash, then added some of the gold Lindy’s mica powder to the bottom canvas, and random other places.  I added clear glass beads with gloss gel surrounding the “lady,” and a Tim Holtz title from my stash that I distressed a bit, inked blue, and glued down.

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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.


Video:


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

Mixed Media Monday

Hey everyone, Kim here. I’m serving up some mixed media madness today, working with the August 2020 Mixed Media kit.

Here is the Mixed Media kit if you haven’t already seen it:

Here is the project I created with the kit:

How about some close-ups:

I used the mould from the kit and a mould from my stash to create the center piece. The background was created with a stencil and some modeling paste, then everything was covered in 2 layers of black gesso.

Once the gesso was dry,  I layered the distress oxide sprays starting with lightest to darkest. Once I sprayed the oxide spray, I then misted it with water to deepen the oxide effect.

After I was happy with the distress oxide effects. I used the magicals in the kit and mixed it with a bit of water to create a paste. I took my finger and rubbed it on the high points of the moulds.

Once it was done, I realized it needed a little something more. I pulled out the black ink and added the splatters. I think that finished it off perfectly.

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