Altered Heart with Rae

Hi, everyone!

Today I’m sharing my altered heart that I made using the February mixed media kit.  Here’s what’s in the kit:

And, here’s what I came up with:

Then I gave the burlap as well as the rest of the elements a whitewashed coat of gesso. Once primed, I added some of the Prima Sparks paints to the flowers, just lightly and repeatedly adding the paints using a fan brush until I got the coverage just right.

Next, I used a stippling brush to add the Prima gold wax.  I gave the wood and flowers more attention  that the layers of wood and burlap of the heart. You can see the gold in this closeup of the wicker hearts. I started the project by gluing and sewing everything to the heart.

To complete the project I added some details from my stash to adorn the inside of the Prima Memory Hardware shutters: the background paper is from this month’s scrapbook kit.  The quote is cut from a Prima notecard, and the corners are metal filagree.

 

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Tres Jolie Kit Club-February Mixed Media Kit-Wicker Heart

Hey, all and welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kit Club blog! I’m here with my first February project to share with you; using the wicker heart, flowers and mediums that came in the kit, as well as items from my stash, I created a grunge-y décor piece!

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Ready to see how I did it? Check out my video!


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Now for some close up photos that really show the details!

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Even though it’s a resin key, the paint and “rust” really give it an aged metal look!

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Fortunately Prima paints are rather think and quick drying! That really helped them stay on top of the burlap!

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I just love how the splattering came out! It might get messy, but the effect is absolutely worth it!

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February Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from the Mixed Media Kit I used (*Items from previous Tres Jolie kits):

Creative Embellishments Chipboard – Fairy Wings Set 3; Liquitex Black Gesso; Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel; *Prima Metallique Paint – Steampunk Copper; *13 @rts Ayeeda Powder Rust Effect Powder – Rusty Bronze; Apple Cider Vinegar; Tim Holtz Distress Splatter; American Tourister Lock; Prima Keys Mould


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February Kit Reveal

Hey Guys, It’s Kim and I’m here to welcome you back. It’s a new month, so that means it’s time for a new kit reveal.

Last month I told you we are working on some exciting things for the new year. We have the new Pinterest page (link will be added below). Please follow us there. Plus we have a new look to our kit reveal (you’ll see it below).

Welcome to our Tres Jolie February 2020 reveal.

Today we are revealing our all our February 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 international papers from Lemoncraft perfect for Valentine’s Day projects.

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 February 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.

Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month.  We have a sketch challenge this month. This sketch  can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. We want to see what you do with our kit(s) and our sketch.

Here it is:

 

Place your entries in the February 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 February 29th, 2018 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.

Tres Jolie Kit Club-January Mood Board-Symphony of Love

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

Today I am sharing with you a piece I created using the January Scrapbooking Kit, inspired by this months mood board! (See below!)
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Symphony of Love


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January Mood Board


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In the above photos you can see where I added the “Daffodil” Shimmerz Creameez & “Milled Lavender” Distress Oxide Spray!

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For the lattice behind the shutters I added some “Buttercup” Embossing Powder from my stash to one of the Creative Embellishment pieces found in this months kit! And the bird? One I had left from the December 2019 Scrapbooking Kit!

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It doesn’t happen all the time, but sometimes I feel the need to add tons of flowers! Fortunately Kim makes sure there are flowers to spare in her kits, because two of the three additional flower packages I had saved from previous months! (In total I have five flower packs on here, two from this months kit, two from previous months, and one I actually bought myself!)


January Scrapbooking Kit:

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In addition to items from the kit I used:

49 & Market: Garden Vine & Garden Blooms – Pale Lavender, Seaside Blooms – Natural Blush; Prima Shabby Chic Treasures – Birds; Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink; Shimmerz Creameez – Daffodil; idea-ology Tim Holtz Sanding Block; Tonic Edge Distresser; Ranger – Brayer, Buttercup Embossing Powder, & Milled Lavender Distress Oxide Spray; FabriTac; Scotch Tacky Glue; LineCo PVA; Krylon Workable Fixatif; Art Glitter Glue; Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel; Standard Hole Punch


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Art Journal page

Hey guys, Kim here with another spread using our Cards, Tags and More kit. This is the beginning of the year, so why not start  (or continue to) creating in your art journal. This month we have more to create in the  Prima Daily Art Journal.

I’ve said this before, I am not much of an art journal(er), but it is coming together. In the end I have to say I am very happy with the results.

 

Let’s take a look at what’s in the kit this month:

The kit contains a full set of washi tape, a stencil,a yard of burlap, rice paper, metal trinkets and some watercolor.

Like before, the best part about this kit is I don’t need a lot of time to be creative with it. The journal card gives me the prompt and I can get right to work. Perfect if I am feeling creative, but don’t have a lot of time.

It also gives me a canvas to try new things and not worry about “messing up” whole sheets of paper or full packs of embellishments. It’s the perfect size canvas to just let your creative self go.

Here are my next set of completed pages:

 

Like I said, I am really happy with how they turned out.

Here is a video of my process:

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Tres Jolie Kit Club-January Mixed Media Kit-Calla Lily

Hello, All! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kit Club Blog!

For my third project this month I decided to make a Calla Lily Canvas using the final stencil of the pack that came in this months kit, all three paints, and the Prima Mélange Art Pebbles!

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Calla Lily’s are my favorite flower! I just love them, and if the wild pigs hadn’t ate my blubs last fall (2018) I would have had some down by my pond this past spring (2019)! Now I have Calla Lily’s and the pigs can’t get to them!


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I used a 7”x14” canvas as my base, painted on a layer of the Prima “Silver Spoon,” then used the “Steampunk Copper” (from the kit!) with the diamond stencil from the Tim Holtz stencil set in this month’s Mixed Media Kit! I used the “Antique Coin” from the Prima three pack to paint the bottom of the Prima Mélange Art Pebbles and set them aside to dry.

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I used the new Heartfelt Creations Calla Lily Stamps, Dies, and 3D Shaping mold (from my stash) to create all the flowers and leaves!

Here is a chart listing the color combos I used for the flowers and leaves.

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The January Mixed Media Kit:

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In addition to items from the Mixed Media Kit, I used:

Distress Oxide: Aged Mahogany, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Pumice Stone, & Forest Moss; Heartfelt Creations: Calla Lily Stamps, Dies, & 3D Shaping Mold; Ranger Brayer; Tim Holtz Stamp Platform; Mini Blending Tool; Lawn Fawn Stamp Shammy; Clearly For Art Blackout; Unknown Stamen


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January Mixed Media Spotlight

Hello!

Today we are showcasing our January Mixed Media kit. Each month we offer a mixed media kit that has an assortment of mixed media and tools, AND a project to make with them. As you can see in the picture below, this month’s kit has these amazing metal wings to alter as the project.

There is enough of these products to use on multiple projects, not just the project included in the kit! Also included are a set of three wooden panels and some beautiful embellishments: a set of Tim Holtz stencils, a floral vine, and some Prima melange pebbles.

Let’s look at some of the projects created with this kit. First up is Crystal:

Next up is Michelle:

 

I love how everyone started with the same materials, but ended up with totally different looks.If you want to see how Crystal and Michelle created their projects, just head over to our Youtube channel for a step by step video.

Because our kits are packed with full size products, there are always leftover after you complete your project. Let’s look at what Michelle and Crystal created with their leftovers:

Crystal used some leftover paints and the stencil.

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Art Journal Cover

Hey guys, Kim here with another project using our Cards, Tags and More kit. We’ve been creating on the inside of our Art Journal, so don’t you think it’s about time we do the cover?

I just kinda had fun with the cover, no real direction other than I wanted to use some crackle paste (from a paste MM kit) on the cover and to use the watercolors.

First off, let’s take a look at what’s in the kit this month:

The kit contains a full set of washi tape, a stencil,a yard of burlap, rice paper, metal trinkets and some watercolor.

Here is my completed cover:

I placed all my trinkets down where I wanted them (I added a few extra from my stash). Then I covered the entire front only with white crackle paste (including the trinkets0. I went really heavy in some spots for a bigger, deeper crackle effect.

Here is a tip with crackle paste. Once it starts to dry and crack, you can use your heat tool to speed up the process. Just don’t hold it too close.

I added watercolor, with a watercolor pen (dried between each color). Then I dug deep into my lost flower collection to find a few flowers to add. Once placed I added some art pebbles. For the final touch I did a bit of stamping and then I went over the high points and edges with antique gold wax paste.

I am extremely happy with how it turned out.

How about some close ups:

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Tres Jolie Kit Club-January Mixed Media Kit-Bees

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kit Club Blog!!

My second project for this month for the Tres Jolie Kit Club focuses on up-cycling a wooden box, using one of the three stencils, two of the paints, the 49 & Market Vine, and some of the Prima Mélange Art Pebbles found in this months Mixed Media Kit!

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Even though in the beginning I wasn’t completely sure if I’d use the ReneaBouquet Bees from my stash, they were the inspiration for the colors! I really just wanted everything but the flowers to have neutral coloring, so I used the “Ancient Coin” and “Steampunk Copper” Prima Paints from the kit on the box and rice paper (also from my stash) with the stencil.

I painted the top “rim” of the box with the “Ancient Coin” and used the “Steampunk Copper” on the outside and inside edges, as well as creating a texture paste of the paints for the stenciling!


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I added some of the texture paste stenciling to the outside of the box for texture then painted it with the “Steampunk Copper.”

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Here are some close-ups of each of the four compartments so can get a good look at the details!

This little box went together quickly, and I was able to put it all together in a single day! Because Prima paints dry so quickly I was able to time their dry time when I went and had some lunch, and the texture paste I just had to wait for it to be “dry enough.”


The January Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club:MM Kit Graphics

In addition to items from the January Mixed Media kit, I used:

ReneaBouquets Bees, 13@rts Magic Powder, Stamperia Rice Paper (DFSA3004), Liquitex Clear Gesso, Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel, FabriTac, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, and Mod Podge Paper Matte


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Tres Jolie Kit Club-January 2020 Mixed Media – Prima Wooden Trays

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kit Club Blog!!

My first project this month focuses on using the fabulous Prima Wooden Trays, one of the three stencils, all three paints, and some of the Prima Mélange Art Pebbles found in this months Mixed Media Kit, along with a few items from my stash!

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When I first started this project I had a much different idea in mind, but I eventually realized this was going to be so much better as an abstract art project!


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You can see stenciling with the paint’s (both from the January 2020 Mixed Media Kit) I turned into texture paste using “Magic Powder” from 13@rts, an item from my stash that came in the June 2018 Tres Jolie Mixed Media Kit.

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I love how the Prima Mélange Art Pebbles look like air bubble in the epoxy!

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I sprinkled my “Henna” and “Gold Leaf” mica flakes on the bottom, then sprinkled the “Frosted” on top of the epoxy. After that was done I popped the Prima Mélange Art Pebbles in and set the trays on a nice level shelf to cure for 24 hours!


In addition to the January 2020 Mixed Media Kit, I used:

Stamperia Rice Paper “Cosmos” Collection, 13@rts Magic Powder, Liquitex Black Gesso, Mod Podge Paper Matte, Tim Holtz Medium Distress Brush, Prima Mica Flakes “Gold Leaf,” “Henna,” and “Frosted,” and Art n Glow Resin


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