Shabby Chic Bird Cage with Rae

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Today I’m sharing my project I have made for our July Mood Board Challenge using the July scrapbook kit.

Here’s the kit:

Here’s the mood board:

And this is what I came up with:

I started out by choosing this Prima Marketing bird cage to alter using the kit.  I added some distressed layers of the Scrapboys Dream Garden paper to the back panel, then added some elements that I fussy cut out of the papers including the hexagon frame with flowers, clocks, a butterfly and a little garden bucket.  I used foam tape to create dimension between the layers.

I picked all of the pink and blue flowers (49 and Market) I was going to use, then I whitewashed them with gesso for a muted, shabby chic look.  I added some to the inside of the cage first.  This bird cage also came with a little bird, so I inked her blue, and made her a nest so she could sit pretty in the cage.

I added the rest of the whitewashed flowers to the outside of the cage, and I added one of the Prima Market resin bees (from the kit) to finish it up.

Here’s the completed look: 

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“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

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May Sketch Challenge Layout By Jeanne

Hello friends!! Today I am sharing my Sketch Challenge for this month! I love creating from the ideas that Kim puts together, they are so much fun to do!

For my project I started by adding some Gold pigment ink onto the edges of the 12X12 paper that I used, which was from one of my favorite collections from Prima Marketing  “Salvage District” . I also stamped some roses using the same ink around my page.  Once it dried I backed up my layout onto a 12×12 chipboard sheet. I then added some Lindy’s Stamp Gang T-Bird Turquoise Flat Spray Lindy’s Stamp Gang T-Bird Turquoise Spray

I used a paint brush to apply this color since I didn’t want it too bright. I then added other papers from the collection where my photo mat will be. I added some Prima Marketing flowers & leaves, I also added some of Wooden embellishments from the Salvage District collection as well as some flat back pearls. Lastly adding some black flourish die cuts I had left from another project .

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See ya next time!!

~Hugs~

Jeanne

 

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Unique Layout with Rae

 

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Today I’m sharing my last layout that I made with the May scrapbook kit.  The Hazy Street collection from Craft o’Clock is a blast to play with with it’s beautiful blue green hues and vintage images… swoon!

To get started, I chose to follow the lovely May sketch created by Kim:

And, here’s what I came up with:

This is my favorite piece of paper from the Hazy Street collection- I thought it looked perfect as it is, so I didn’t use any mixed media techniques on it, except for some script stenciling that you can see peeking out from under the clusters.  It’s subtle, but worth adding. You can see a bit in the close up below:

I added one of the tag images from the paper to the chipboard frame, and inked it up a bit with brown and black chalk inks.  That larger flower is from the kit- it was on the Prima vine.  And the small blue roses are from my stash.  The chipboard is also from my stash- I used black archival ink and pressed it onto the pieces for the distressed effect. Tip: if you don’t have any chipboard swirls at home but would like to recreate the look, you could use any die cut machine to cut the images from Kraft paper, then use archival ink like I did.

I had cut out tags from the paper, and used those for my matting of the photo, which is a stock photo that I purchased from Etsy.  I printed it, ripped it, and busted out my Prima distress tool to rough up the edges of the picture.

That metal piece is from my stash (Prima) that I used some green matte wax on as well as some black ink for shading.

I added a lot of the Hazy Street printed chipboard in this cluster, including the circles, and both of the frames, which I inked with black and brown chalk inks.

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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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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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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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“Love” Gift Box with Rae

Hello, and Happy Thursday!

Today I am sharing my last project made with the April kit.  I have had so much fun with these 13 Arts papers- the Rosalie collection is perfect!

I love to alter gift boxes.  I have a tote full of them, and I love that because when I give a gift, I have some pretty options on hand to give the gift a personal touch.

Here’s the box I made:

This is a box that a cell phone case came in- it’s perfect for gift cards or really small things! I started out by adding some stenciling with texture paste to the paper with vintage ads on it.

I cut a doily from the Bo Bunny Double Dot paper for my base of the design.  Then I added some vines that I cut from the black patterned paper from the kit that were extras from a layout I made where I used some embossing powder on for a greenish hue.  Next, I added some embossing ink to some of the stenciling and around the edges of the box, and then I added some of the amazing Lindy’s embossing powder in the kit, and hit it with the heat gun.
 I tucked in the vines under the roses.  I also added some pearls and string.  The bird cage and “love” title is form the 13 Arts Ephemera collection that goes with the Rosalie collection.

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Any Occasion Handmade Card

Hello again crafty friends! Today I’m sharing this quick simple handmade card for any occasion using the April Cards, Tags, & More Kit! The papers from this kit are the very beautiful Sicilia from Ciao Bella. I absolutely love the papers from Ciao Bella because even if you are just starting out as a crafter, you can easily use one of their many cut outs , in a variety of sizes and shapes, to create a quick card. I did something like this here. Sometimes a simple card says a lot!

This card measures 5×7, the base for the card is American Crafts Card stock, a very pale yellow which I love! I used one of the cut outs from the A4 Paper Pad. I added some white ribbon criss cross before adhering the cut out! I used a corner die with some dark blue card stock to apply on two of the corners. On top of those I added some medallion type round cut out which I inked using the Prima Marketing Chalk Ink in Worn Jeans around all of the design papers including the sentiment! Lastly I added some clear Ranger stickles to the flowers of this card and then added a light blue flower from 49&Market. This was a a very simple card and the entire A4 paper pad has so many cut outs like I mentioned before.

I hope that you liked this simple card I created! I’m not use to creating “simple” cards, but I thought it would be nice because I know there are many crafter just starting out and might be worried they might not be able to create something beautiful. I myself was so intimidated to create cards for a long time but then got the hang of it.

Also don’t forget you still have time to join in the monthly sketch challenge! Good Luck!!

 

See you next time my friends!!

~Hugs~ Jeanne

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