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