Tres Jolie Kit Club–March Mixed Media Kit–Birdhouse

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Kits blog! Today I’ll be sharing a Spring Birdhouse I created using items from this month’s mixed media kit along with items from my stash!

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I created the birdhouse with various brown and tan cardstock sheets and some patterned papers from Friends and Craft O’Clock using Silhouette Store ID# 271046 – “Birdhouse 3D Gable Box” by Snapdragon Snippets (Snapdragon Snippets Assembly Instructions)


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I used the larger circle from from this months kit on the “entrance” of the birdhouse, then used the last of the transparency and flowers from my stash to fill it in! The stick is one from my yard, the brick chipboard is from the kit, and painted with a single layer of the Cafe Au Lait paint. I added some of the metal butterflies to finish things off!

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This photo of the roof shows the watered-down paints that I used to add some extra color to the birdhouse!

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Here at the back of the birdhouse, I arranged some of the chipboard to cover the rear hole from the stick!

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More bricks and butterflies on the front!

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I painted the back of the transparency pieces with the Olive Green paint before using gel medium to hold it in place!

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March Mixed Media Kit

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

Scotch Advanced Tape Glider; BEST Double-Sided Tape 1/4” & 1/8”; Art Glitter Glue; FabriTac; Spellbinder Tool n One; Silhouette Store ID# 271046 – “Birdhouse 3D Gable Box” by Snapdragon Snippets (Snapdragon Snippets Assembly Instructions); *Friends & Craft O’Clock “Vintage Bison”; *Bazzill “Dark Kraft” Cardstock (x4); Silhouette Cameo 3; Niacapa Cutting Mat; Silhouette Premium Blade; Stick from outside; Krylon Workable Fixatif; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

Note: All other cardstock was unmarked & I’ve had it so long I can no longer recall manufacturer or how I acquired it! I used 2 sheets of the dark brown and 2 sheets of the light tan. (At least I’m fairly certain, it may have been 3 sheets of the dark brown.)


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Mixed Media Journal Page – The Weird Girl

Today I’m sharing an art journal page that I’ve been wanting to attempt.  Last month when I requested to have both the Mixed Media kit and the Scrapbooking kit I didn’t realize I’d have all these glorious flowers so when this package arrived with all this fabulousness I could not help myself so out it came!

This page is really the result of both the mixed media and the scrapbook kit, although you could do it with just the mixed media kit with some alterations and additions from your stash I’m sure…But ya’ll…those beautiful green flowers from the Scrapbook kit were begging to be on this page so I just had to include them!  LOL

I started by using a sheet from a vintage short hand instructional book and used the “13 Arts” Gel Medium to adhere it to my journal page.    Apply the gel medium with a nice size brush fairly generously and evenly, taking care to smooth out any bumps and wrinkles.

Once dried I used a rubber stamp and some permanent ink to stamp a lady’s face as my base to build upon.  If you are a good sketch artist (which I am not), you could just draw your lady’s face.

Next I just went nuts glueing my “49 & Market” flowers from both the mixed media kit as well as the scrapbooking kit on to the page forming the lady’s hair.  I just used hot glue because I knew it would make a good bond.  I’m sure there is a better and more appropriate art or mixed media adhesive to use for this but this is what I know so this is what I stuck with so this guys wouldn’t go anywhere.

I then used a permanent marker to draw a rough body shape for my lady and I glued on a few of the flowers as her buttons.  I went back and applied a bit of the olive green “13 Arts” acrylic paint to her body to make her stand out a bit more.

Finally I added a little rub of the Prima metallic gold wax from last month’s Mix Media kit to all the edges of the vintage paper.

Oh and I tucked in one of the Prima metal butterflies in her hair as her little hair accessory.

The title is a sticker by Tim Holtz from my stash and it’s all done on one of my pages for my Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Journal.

This is the complete Mixed Media kit, it’s one of my faves!  If you are looking for a great kit packed with product to keep you busy while you are social distancing, this is it!

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–March Mixed Media Kit-Paddle

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

For my first project this month I am sharing with you what I made using the unfinished paddle from this month’s kit!
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As you can see, I also used the mediums, transparency, butterflies, and one of the frames from the kit to put my board together.
Check out how I did it with this video!


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I mixed some of the 13@rts Olive Green paint with the 13@rts Gel Medium, both from the kit, and stenciled the mixture on in a few spots.

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The sketched leaves are from the Silhouette store, but you don’t need this specific file to recreate the look! You could hand-draw your own design, use stamps, or fussy cut a nice patterned paper!

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I used a thick layer of the Gel Medium on the frame so it would hold the frame and the stems down. For the leaves that didn’t get caught under the frame, I went back and used some Art Glitter Glue to attach them. I also used little dabs of the Gel Medium to hold on the butterflies!

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I absolutely love how my paddle came out! And it wasn’t overly complicated! I spent more time waiting for things to dry than I did putting together!

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March Mixed Media Kit:

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

Prima White Heavy Gesso; Art Glitter Glue; *Prima Stencil Item# 564278; 12×12 Watercolor Paper; Silhouette Studio; Silhouette Cameo 3; Silhouette Pen Holder; UniBall Signo Micro 207; Silhouette Design Store ID# 67185

 

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–February Sketch Inspiration

Hi All! I’m back with one last project this month! A layout of me using the sketch from this month’s challenge as inspiration!
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Here I am, a little four year old just hanging around!

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The sketch for this month’s challenge. Watch the following video to see how I created my layout!


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After coating the papers in gesso, I stamped, stenciled, and inked before adding the embellishments and photo.

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My final touch was to cover the photo then use a paintbrush to splatter and drop some “Black Soot” Distress paint on the whole project.

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The February Scrapbooking Kit:

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

Prima 2” Silicone Brush; Scotch Advanced Tape Glider; Distress Oxide Spray – Wild Honey; Silhouette Design Store ID# 243415 “Lace Doily” by Paige Taylor Evans (P.T.E); Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Tim Holtz Mini Snips; Tim Holtz Edge Distresser; Liquitex Clear Gesso; FabriTac; StazOn Jet Black; Distress Paint Black Soot; 13@rts Gel Medium; Prima Paper Texture Paste; *Prima Water Brush; Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous “Mixed Media” CMS125; 2mm Self Adhesive Foam; Fabrika Decoru Stencils FDTR 170 & 190


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The Heart That’s Meant To Love You

So it’s the end of my mixed media kit and I’m still playing with all the yummy paints and chipboard!  LOL!  This week I got in my art journal and just played!

After I gessoed my journal page I reached for some gold crackle paste from my stash to give a good squishy layer to press that chipboard into to give it an embedded look.

Once I pressed the Creative Embellishments chipboard in I smoothed a bit of the paste over the top in a place or two to make the chipboard really feel like part of the page.

I set the page aside to let it dry overnight so the crackle could really emerge and develop.

Once the crackle developed and dried I got to work with all my mixed media goodies!

I pulled out the beautiful pink Prima acrylics in the February kit and lightly brushed them over the crazed page, even watering them down a bit to create a watercolor effect over the white portions of the page.

I dropped some black ink in areas and let it just find it’s way through the cracks and I inked the raised areas of the chipboard and the edges of the pages with a stamp pad.

I added back some of the gold shine by rubbing some areas with the gold prima wax.

Next I added some black graphite texture paste from my stash and sprinkled some gold glitter while it was still wet.

Finally I finished it all off with some emelishements, a cute Vintage Girl sticker raised with pop dots and a Tim Holtz paper doll die cut.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all do something beautiful today!!

Full Contents of Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Darice – Burlap Heart
  2. Darice – Flowers – Tatiana
  3. Prima Marketing- Memory Hardware – Wood Shutters
  4. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy -Sparks Paint – Phoenix Feather
  5. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Sparks Paint – Enchanted
  6. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold
  7. Creative Embellishments – Chipboard Saying – Follow Your Heart
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Tres Jolie Kit Club-February Mixed Media Kit-Shutter Stand

Hey, everyone! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie Blog!
Today I’m bringing you my third project using this months Mixed Media Kit, something I don’t have a name for, so I’m just going to call it a shutter stand.

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This project took a bit more work than I had planned, but I love the results! Check out the video to see how it was all done!


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That base may have taken more time than I had originally planned, but I am not sorry with how it came out! If I ever need to make a base like this again, I’ll be more prepared…mostly because it will not be the first attempt!! LOL!

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After my base was put together, the rest of the project went together very quickly! It was just a matter of coating the chipboard in the gold wax and layering everything!

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After all my layers I added some flowers, moss, and texture pebbles that I had left from previous Tres Jolie Kits, and the wicker hearts that came in this months kit!

I hope you enjoyed this project! I’ll see you again next month with projects from the March Mixed Media Kit!


February Mixed Media Kit:

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

Silhouette Design Store ID#303564 – Pillar Sign 3×4 by Lori Whitlock; My Minds Eye – Organic Glitter Papers; E6000; Art Glitter Glue; Prima Paper Texture Paste; Small Wooden Box; Amazing Cast Resin; Creative Embellishments Circle Vine Frame (x2); *Creative Embellishments Flourish Circle Frame; *Texture Pebbles; *Moss; *Prima Flowers (Item# 597429)


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Earring Holder Shadow Box

As some of you all know, in addition to paper crafts and mixed media arts, I am a jewelry designer with a small business.  I am always looking for fun ways to display and showcase jewelry pieces.  And with Valentine’s Day tomorrow, how cute would something like this be to present a pair of earrings to a friend, mother or sister?

This month in the mixed media kit we go that wonderful wooden shutter from Prima Marketing.  I thought and thought on a cool way to use it and I kept coming back to this jewelry display idea.

I love how it’s a great home decor piece that fits in well with the style of my home but it’s functional too…this girl loves a good functional piece!

So I started with a shadow box frame with wings in it that was given to me by a neighbor that was about to throw it out.  I knew it would make a great project so I’ve been hanging on to it for just the right decor piece.

Using the gold prima wax I rubbed the wings to highlight them and give them some great metallic shine.

I also rubbed the edges of the shutters with the gold wax

I painted the heart chipboard with white gesso then a coat of the prima acrylic paint before adding a layer of white crackle paint to tone it down a bit.  Next I finished off the look with a rub of the gold wax.

The Darice flower & mini grapevine heart made the perfect embelishement to put on top.

Inside I wrapped a piece of chickenwire ribbon around the inside and bent around the back before gluing and securing down to the shadow box.

You can see it here being used to display my Valentine earrings.

It really is a fun piece to play with and experiment, you could also place a photo or even a small piece of cork board inside the shutters for a different approach.

If you haven’t gotten your Mixed Media kit, you really should!  Here is the break down of what is in it…

Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Darice – Burlap Heart
  2. Darice – Flowers – Tatiana
  3. Prima Marketing- Memory Hardware – Wood Shutters
  4. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy -Sparks Paint – Phoenix Feather
  5. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Sparks Paint – Enchanted
  6. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold
  7. Creative Embellishments – Chipboard Saying – Follow Your Heart

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all do something beautiful today!!

Tres Jolie Kit Club-February 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Heart Explosion Box!

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog! For my second project this month I have a Heart Explosion Box, just in time for Valentine’s Day! I used the Creative Embellishments chipboard from the Cards, Tags, & More Kit with my mediums from the Mixed Media Kit! I just loved how the hearts already looked like they were floating away! But the same effect could easily be done with the “Follow Your Heart” chipboard in the Mixed Media Kit!

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Everything here except the box and the sisal (and the glues!) came from a Tres Jolie Kit! Either this month or previous months!

Check out how I did it all in my video:


 

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For the solid parts of the hearts I used some crackle paint and then the two Sparks from this months kit. On the outline, I used the Vintage Gold wax from this month’s kit!

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I used a paintbrush to apply some Glossy Accents to the sisal and then sprinkled the glitter on! I didn’t shake off the extra until I thought all of the pieces were set and dry!

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On the box I used the Sparks paints and the wax from this months kit!

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Mixed Media Kit

Cards, Tags, & More Kit

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

Daler Rowney White Gesso, *Deco Art Crackle Paint White, Prima Heavy Gesso White, FabriTac, E6000, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Ranger Glossy Accents, Sisal Fibers, Heart Box, *Darice Gold Glitter


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Unbound Heart

Hey y’all and happy Thursday!!  Today I’m working with the fun valentine themed Mixed Media kit and know you are going to love it!

I started with the burlap heart by Darice, spray painting it with a light coat of white paint.

Next I did some painting effects on the Darice Flower embellishments with the Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy -Sparks Acrylic Paint in both the shades provided in the kit.   I also added some texture paste and sprinkled some coarse glitter to add more texture and shine.

Next I painted more of the acrylic paint on to the Creative Embellishment chipboard piece (mine was a heart cluster but the actual kit will include a phrase sentiment as pictured in the kit photo below).  Finally I added a photo embellishment.

I also rubbed all of the grapevine twig portions of the heart with the Prima gold wax so it resembled metal or wire.  I finished it off with a ribbon to hang it.

I love how it looks hanging in my home!

Check out the process video below for a closer look and more details on how it all came together.

Mixed Media Kit:

  1. Darice – Burlap Heart
  2. Darice – Flowers – Tatiana
  3. Prima Marketing- Memory Hardware – Wood Shutters
  4. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy -Sparks Paint – Phoenix Feather
  5. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Sparks Paint – Enchanted
  6. Prima Marketing- Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold
  7. Creative Embellishments – Chipboard Saying – Follow Your Heart

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all do something beautiful today!!

Translating That Thirst in Art

When I sat down to create today I had something on my heart and on my mind and I honestly couldn’t get past it till I worked through it and since I had already used the wooden trays and floral elements from my January mixed media kit I pulled out my box and grabbed those gorgeous metallic paints by Prima and those Tim Holtz stencils got to work.  I also grabbed my favorite Bible journaling supplies, my water colors.

It’s pretty simple, I didn’t even sketch it out.  I just freehand water colored directly on the Bible page and once dried I came back and highlighted it with a felt tip pen.  Next using a fine brush I highlighted the cactus with the gold acrylic paint in the January mixed media kit.  I also highlighted the verse I was focusing on as well.

I then placed one of the Tim Holtz stencils on the page and stenciled on more of the beautiful gold paint, as well as a few splatters of gold paint.

I’m so in love with this page!  It’s just what I needed.  So have you ever used your art supplies in your Bible (a dedicated journaling Bible or art Bible)?  I dare ya!

Now y’all go do something beautiful

JANUARY MIXED MEDIA KIT

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