Tres Jolie Kit Club–November 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Altered Embroidery Hoop

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For my final November project, I’m bringing you an altered hoop using items from my stash with items found in this month's Mixed Media Kit.

I used an old embroidery hoop from my stash and upcycled some aluminum screen for this Autumn Butterfly piece! Check out the video below to see how I did it! (My husband's hands even make their Internet debut!)


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Now, how about a few close-ups?

I wasn’t overly worried about “clogging” some of the holes in the screen with the gesso, I think it adds a little something to the piece and makes it seem more connected to the hoop. You don’t have to coat your screen with gesso and wax, I like it better this way though because it cut out the shine from the aluminum. You can also see that I added some “Vintage Gold” wax to the hoop to add just a little shine to offset the matte.

I finished off two partial packs of flowers on this project and added some die cut leaves coated in “Vintage Gold” wax and sprinkled with some glass glitter for my cluster on the bottom of the hoop, bringing the gold of the butterflies to the outside as well.

Isn’t it beautiful with the light coming from behind? It makes me think of the setting sun at the end of an autumn day.

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie! I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what can be done with items found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit! I’ll see you again in December!

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In addition to items from this month’s Mixed Media Kit (from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*49 & Market Country Blooms “Ginger,” *Tres Jolie White Flowers, *Lindy’s Gang “Gossamer Gold” Moon Shadow Mist, *Little Birdie Black Gesso, *Darice “Vintage Gold” Glass Glitter, *Prima/Finnabair “Vintage Gold” Metallique Wax, Sizzix/Tim Holtz “Skeleton Leaves” Thinlits, ReneaBouquets “Elegant Gold Glitter Glass Wing Double Layer Premium Paper Butterflies,” smooth white cardstock, Grafix ® Computer Grafix Printable Transparent Plastic Sheets, Liquitex Clear Matte, Gloss, and Super Heavy Gloss Gel, E6000

Tres Jolie Kit Club–November 2020 Scrapbooking Kit & Color Board

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Today I’m bringing you a purse-size calendar I created using the color inspiration (image below) and the papers and chipboard found in this month’s scrapbooking kit.

Compared to other books/journals I’ve made, this one came together rather quickly! It doesn’t have a thick spine, so I couldn’t get carried away adding extra pages. Check out the video below to see how I did it.


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Isn’t this a beautiful color board? I love the look of purple and gold together! Keep scrolling down, there are some photos of the finished calendar below!!


I wanted to add a little something extra to the cover, but I also wanted it to hold up to use, so I opted for some Beautiful Board from ReneaBouquets and some stars I made using my “Stars & Moons” Mould, some tabletop epoxy, alcohol ink and Magical Shakers for color, and some mica flakes. Between you and me, those stars came out fabulously!

I couldn’t believe how lucky I was that I just happened to have a book cover in just the right shade of yellow-gold with the perfect title for a calendar! I don’t know what the book originally was, but I loved being able to repurpose the cover.

The next six photos are close-ups of the inside cover, pocket pages, and the calendar cover; you can also see those custom paper clips I made.

This little book calendar is now ready for 2021 to get here! The calendar has some space to write on, and there are a few pockets for lists and receipts to be tucked in.


Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie, I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you an idea of how you can interpret the color board and of what can be done with the papers found in this month’s scrapbooking kit!

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

ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board “Circuit Elements,” Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers “Yodeling Yellow,” *“Glittering Gold,” & *“Grab A Guy Gold,” Prima/Finnabair “Gold Leaf” Mica Flakes, Ranger/Tim Holtz *“Sunshine Yellow” Alcohol Ink, Prima/Finnabair “Stars & Moons” Mould, idea-ology/Tim Holtz Trimmings Naturals-Black-Cream, 2” Book Binding Tape, Ranger Brayer, We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife, LineCo PVA Glue & 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Art Glitter Glue, Pro Marine Supplies Table Top Epoxy, grey thread, brown felt, hot glue gun, jumbo paperclips, 2021 Calendar from www.printablesandinspirations.com

Tres Jolie Kit Club–November Mixed Media Kit–Butterfly Panel

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This week I’m bringing you a grungy “Butterfly Panel” using the items from this month’s mixed media kit!

All of those Mould pieces, butterflies, and beads came from my stash, as well as the MDF I used as the base, but I used the Decorative Paper, stencil, and Distress Paints from the kit to give the base some texture and to give it all some color. Check out the video to see how it all came together.


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Pretty straightforward, right? A lot of layers, a lot of different textures, and just working with the colors found in this month’s kit! Here are some close-up images for you to take a look at!

I’d been hanging on to these butterflies for a couple of years just waiting for the right project and inspiration to come along, and this month it came to me! The MDF I used as my base is nice and sturdy, so it was able to take all the weight from all those Mould pieces and those two butterflies. (That large butterfly is really pretty hefty!)

 

Here you can see how I have those pieces all layers working together. Make sure you have some heavy-duty adhesive to take all the moisture while you are working and the weight while you are done! I love using my super-heavy gel for projects like this, it is super-versatile. I can use it with stencils, I can mix paint into it, and I can use it as an adhesive.

In the photo on the left, you can see a close up of some of the Mould pieces topped with those texture pebbles and the finishing touch, those iridescent beads to offset the matte finish of the paints and wax. The photo on the right shows more of all those textures and layers, but also give a good view of the background. You can see the decorative paper gave some wrinkles, and the stenciling gave some lines!

This photo gives a good look at how “thick” this project is! Make sure you have someplace sturdy to display your masterpiece when you are done!

As always, thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie. I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what you can do with items found in this month's mixed media kit!

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

ReneaBouquets “Midnight Magic” Iridescent Beautiful Beads, Prima/Finnabair "Mechanica” & “Stars & Moons” Moulds, Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso & *Clear Gesso, Prima/Finnabair Mega Art Stones, Art Stones, & Mini Art Stones, *Prima “Papillon” Matte Resin Craft Blanks (942366), Liquitex Clear Gesso, Matte Gel, Gloss Gel, & Super Heavy Matte Gel, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Ranger Heat-It Tool, Unbranded Black Microbeads

Festive Fall Mixed Media Leaf

Happy hump day y’all!  Michelle here, working with the November mixed media kit!

Today I’m showing you how I used some of the beautiful Prima patterned tissue paper and the other mediums included in the kit to embellish this wooden cut out I found at my local dollar store.

I just used some Mod Podge from my stash to adhere the tissue paper, brushing it on the wooden cut out first and then laying the cut out face down on to the back side of the tissue paper (so the pattern would be showing when I flipped it over).  I then flipped it over, smoothed it out and after if dried well I tore off the excess tissue paper.

To embellish it, I used the Ranger Distress Paint in “Crackling Campfire” mixed with some texture gel from my stash and applied it to the cutout with a pallet knife.  While it was still wet I sprinkled a bit of glitter in the paste and pressed it in a bit and allowed it to dry well.  Then I just applied a bit of the Ranger “Lucky Clover” paint with my finger to add some pops of color.  I distressed the whole piece by rubbing the edges with the Prima “Charcoal Black” wax.

To further drive the fall theme home, I added some stickers by A Vintage Girl and Her Daughter from my stash and I was done!

I hope you love it as much as I do and it inspires you to make something beautiful today

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–November Mixed Media Kit–Autumn Cherubs

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Today I’m bringing you my first project of November using the Mixed Media Kit and just a few staple items from my stash!

For this project, I have put together a follow-along video to accompany it. Maybe I should say I have made a video that tracks my thought process since I tend to think about my steps as I go along! I hope it makes sense to you though and inspires you to create your own project!



I grabbed up a piece of scrap black cardstock to back the parts of the Decorative Paper I wanted to fussy cutout, used my gel medium to adhere and coat everything, and added some of the paint for color.

I used the stencil on the background, first with some heavy gel for texture, then with some of the Matte Black Wax for contrast. I also added a butterfly to the clip and coated it all in the wax. You can also see where I added a final splatter of the Lucky Clover Distress Paint to the background.

I quickly created some rolled flowers to cut out of the watercolor paper I had added the two Distress Paints to, you’ll find a JPEG below for your own use if you so choose.


Rolled flowers for personal use:

 


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November 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

In addition to items from this month's Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

*Little Birdie Black Gesso, Liquitex Matte Gel, Super Heavy Matte Gel, and clear gesso, scrap (abt. 5” x 12”) black cardstock, Canson XL Watercolor Paper (9” x 12”, 140 lb / 300 g), hot glue & hot glue gun

Mixed Media Clipboard

Welcome to Wednesday y’all!!  Michelle here and I’m excited to share a simple but very functional mixed media project today!

This month in the mixed media kit we got this great mini clipboard that is perfect for a do do list!

I began by using some Mod Podge to apply the beautiful Romantica Decorative Paper by Prima to cover the clipboard.

Next I rubbed on some of the Charcoal Black Matte Wax by Prima along the edges to give it some aging and distressing.

I gave it a pop of color and character using the Mini Specimens Stencil applied with a dab of the Ranger Distress Paint in “Lucky Clover”.

After the stenciling had dried I rubbed more of the black wax over it as well to carry the distressed aged look over.

I also used some jute twine from my stash to wrap my ink pen with and tied it to my clip board so I would always have a pen handy.  (just secure the top and bottom of the jute with some hot glue)

So simple and easy and yet such a great piece to have and get used daily!  I hope you are inspired to make something beautiful today too!

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The Unconventional Dream Catcher

Happy Wednesday everyone!!  Michelle here and I hope you guys are enjoying some fall-ish weather where you are.   Today I’m sharing this somewhat unconventional dreamcatcher I made with the October mixed media kit.

I was brainstorming some unique ways I wanted to use these awesome kit and tried a few things that were more traditional before I realized that I just needed to stay true to my usual style and design ascetic.  You know I love to white wash, ink and rub with gold so that’s exactly what I did!  lol

I started out by giving the wooden cut out by Lucky Dip a light coat of white spray paint then I watered down the “Peacock” & “Eggplant” Dina Wakley paints from Ranger and applied them with sort of a splash and dab technique with a paint brush.

Once all that Had dried well I used a black stamp pad and inked up all the edges well.

Next I used the NUVO sparkle spray in “Coco Powder” to spray the wooden feather cut outs.  After it’s dry I applied some of the watered down “Peacock” Dina Wakley paint to highlight them.  I just applied it with my fingers.  Once again I inked the edges up with a black stamp pad.

I found some Prima flowers in my stash from a previous kit and applied more of the watered down Dina Wakley Ranger paints to them (some I watered down more than others to give various shades) and then rubbed them with some gold metallic wax.

Finally I added some bits and pieces of scrap papers, die cuts and stickers to finish the look.  I added Tim Holtz paper dolls and A Vintage Girl and Her Daughter Stickers from my stash.

Here she is all put together!  You would display it like this on an easel or hang it in a special place.

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My Secret Love Shabby Purse Attache

Hello crafty friends! Today I am here on the Tres Jolie Blog to share with u this month’s first project where I use the October Cards, Tags, & More Kit from Tres Jolie. I absolutely was inspired by the beautiful projects that Tara Brown, a designer for Pion Designs. Her projects stand out and are very unique. So for this project I created, I followed one of her tutorials for this project which is a Purse Attaché.

I made the base with the white card stock that came in the kit, a couple of the papers from the Couture Creations paper collection, some of the ephemera pieces, flowers from the kit and one of the Creative Embellishments Chipboard  as well.

 

I did the base then when I finished cutting the design papers up, I used my Prima distress tool on all of the edges of the papers. Once they were adhered to the base, I went over them with gesso (from a previous Tres Jolie kit) and dry brushed on areas of the project. Once I did the embellishing on the lid and on the front side area, I went over those with the gesso as well. On the chipboard from Creative Embellishments, I used the same gesso on it .

On the lid, I did add a magnet so it would stay shut, I also added a wood piece & some Finnabair Art Pebbles from previous Tres Jolie kits as well.

On the inside I made some tabbed sections, days of the week. On the photo you can kind of see the alphas I used which were some older ones I had in my stash from Basic Grey. They are pretty light so I apologize for my photo being hard to see. I then added some of the post cards from the Ephemera Package in those slots.

But you can make this however you want, you can put month’s on there, or even use this cute purse as a recipe box too. I do hope you like what I created and try it out yourselves. Since the holiday’s are coming up quick, I think these would make cute gifts too. While your on Tara’s website, I hope you will look at all of the beautiful creations she has done through out the years!! See you all next week! Till then I hope you will visit daily to find some of the rest of the Tres Jolie designers share their amazing projects using the Scrapbook and Mixed Media kits! Also don’t forget to join this month’s sketch challenge.

Xoxo,

Jeanne

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Tres Jolie Kit Club–September Mixed Media Kit-Spinel Panel

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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!


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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!

ATC Lovin’!

Michelle here, playing with ATCs today!

I was so excited to see the Prima ATCs in the September mixed media kit!  When I sat down to work on them my mind just went nuts and I had so much fun creating!

Since I love a vintage shabby look I started with my trusty ‘ol white crackle paste from one of my past mixed media kits and just applied it with a pallet knife.

Once that dried (I used a heat gun to speed that along) I laid out where I wanted my prima flowers to go.  Some were.  I knew some would be cut in half so I just overlapped them to the next card since some were quite large flowers.

Next I dug through my ephemera box and got some great vintage looking images, these Tim Holtz paper doll and butterfly images worked great.

Finally I glued them all together and inked up the edges with a bit of the Lindy’s gang ink using the sponge applicator attachment.

To finish them off I added some sentiment stickers (these are some that I had in my stash by “A Vintage Girl & Her Daughter)

I really love how beautiful they all look laid out together but I know they will be a perfect addition to a gift or a sweet little pick-me-up for a friend.

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