Tres Jolie Kit Club–October Scrapbooking Kit & Sketch

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This week I’m bringing you my sketch challenge project using this month’s scrapbooking kit. I didn’t do a whole lot to my layout, because I really loved all the detail in the beautiful Blue Fern Studio’s paper and I just couldn’t bring myself to “covering it up”!

Check out the video below to see the simple steps I took to put this layout, featuring a photo of my great-grandmother, together!


Video:


Have you seen this month’s sketch? It’s a beauty!​​

Here is the original sketch: And here is how I rotated it:

Now, how about a few close-ups?

Here you can see how that Shimmerz has just a touch of sparkle to it and pools around the crackle paste, giving a touch of color that goes along with the pinkish-purple of the flowers.​​

Using one of the 49 & Market flower packs found in the kit this month I created three clusters, and under each cluster, I added some extra detail from some fussy cut flowers and lace from another sheet of the Blue Fern Studios paper. Then, for some more detail, I added some texture pebbles and glass glitter from my stash.

I added three layers of Baked Texture (from my stash) to the large chipboard frame found in this month’s kit, added my photo, and used some corrugated cardboard to lift it from the page some so a couple of the flowers could get tucked underneath.

 

I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what can be done with items found in this month’s Scrapbooking Kit!


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October 2020 Scrapbooking Kit:

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

The Emerald Creek/Seth Apter “Ancient Amber” Baked Texture, Shimmerz “Berry Hot” Creameez, Ranger Big Emboss It Ink Pad, Brea Reese Texture Pebbles, ReneaBouquets “Lavender” Chunky Glitter Glass, Prima/Finnabair “Floral Net” Stencil, *Prima Waterbrush, Fabri-Tac, Art Glitter Glue, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Hot Glue Gun

Mixed Media Feather

Hey Y’all!!  Michelle here, sharing some boho vibes with ya today!  I saved one of those cute wooden feathers from the Lucky Dip Dream Catcher from the mixed media kit with the hopes of creating something fab with it and I’m pretty happy with what I came up with.

This little guy can be used as a fan pull or hung on a door knob or chest of drawer pull but I hang mine on my rear view mirror.  I love the funky boho vibe.

For this I painted the entire feather with white crackle paste first and allowed it to dry.

Next I lightly brushed on the Dina Wakley paints by Ranger in layers, starting with the “Peacock”, then the “Eggplant” and next the “Tangerine”.  I allowed them to blend a bit to lend to the feather effect. Once it was all dry I inked it all up with a black ink pad and gave it a gold metallic wax rub.

Next I strung some wooden beads on the elastic provided in the kit and tied it to the feather, making a loop to hang.  I finished it off with some scraps of silk ribbons.

Such a fun little thing to make and makes me happy when I see it hanging there!

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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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Still Becoming – Mixed Media Journal Entry

Happy Wednesday!!  I’m breaking into my October mixed media kit and I’m so inspired!  I just loved those wooden feathers included with that Lucky Dip Dream Catcher so I had to use them to the fullest extent!

For this journal entry, I’m working in a journal I made during a class I took from the super talented Jeanie Oliver so everything looks fabulous on these plaster covered pages!  But I’ll share that little tid bit with you too.  The pages in this journal are created using canvas painters drop cloth and I smeared thick plaster of Paris and allowed to dry.  You can scratch into it while wet or press things into it to create unique textures but for this page it’s just plain plaster.

I dripped a drip of brown ink on it for some character.

Then I laid down one of those wooden feathers from the Lucky Dip Dream Catcher and used it like a mask.  I sprayed the “Coco” NUVO Sparkle Spray over it and removed it to leave the image of the feather behind.

Then I took and old gift card and squirted a bit of the “Peacock” paint along the edge of it and dabbed it on the page to create the lines across the bottom of the feather.

Finally I attached some A Vintage Girl & Her Daughter Stickers from my stash using some pop dots for added dimension.  I drew the strings for the lights to give them the appearance that they are actually hanging.

It’s a pretty simple page but very impactful.  This technique could be used in so many ways though, for cards, scrapbook pages, wrapping paper, you name it!  So much fun!

Well thank you for stopping by!  I hope you have been inspired to create something beautiful today!

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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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Altered Art Card Box

Happy Hump Day to ya!!  This is Michelle, and today I am sharing a happy little Altered Box for your ATCs!  The Prima ATCs that came in the September mixed media kit came in this great sturdy little box that was itching to be used in an awesome way.

I used the TCW Gloss Gel Medium and mixed in the glass beads to create a great texture gel.  Since I wanted it to be tinted I sprayed the gel mixture with a bit of the Lindy’s spray and mixed it all up before spreading it on the cover of the box as well as my Prima flowers.  I also brushed on some of the gloss gel to the spine and sprinkled some glitter for some extra shine.

You can see the entire process in the video below.

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Tres Jolie Kit Club – September Mixed Media Kit – Prima ATCs “Alphabet Cards”

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This week I am bringing you my project using the Prima “Alphabet Cards” ATC pack that came in this month’s Mixed Media Kit (the cards are not shown in the kit photo).

 

To start, I haphazardly brushed on some clear gesso to all of the cards, sprayed them with the Lindy’s Gang Moon Shadow Mist from the kit, then started building up my layers. Check out the video to see how it all came about!



I dug into my collections of mediums (many of which came from previous Tres Jolie kits), and just started decorating my cards! I added some stenciling using the gel medium and glitter from this month’s kit, and topped it with some stamping. I then added some quick flower sketches to some of the ATCs, some (more) stenciling, and some painting. Then I just grabbed up some black gesso and traced over the printed letters on the cards to bring those alphabet back to the front!

I really didn’t have any rhyme or reason when I put these cards together, I just went with what I was feeling like using at the time!

 

I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what you can do with the ATC pack that came in this month’s Mixed Media Kit!

 

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Products:

 

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

Prima/Finnabair  *Wax Cire Cera “Peacock,” *Opal Magic Wax “Turquoise Satin,” *Opal Magic Wax “Vintage Silk,” *Metallique Wax “Vintage Gold,” *“Passiflora” Stencil, “Flourish” Stencil, *Elementals Stamp “Messy,” Clear Stamps *“Secret Notes” & *“Love Potion,” *Prima Clear Stamp “Rosarian,” Prima/Art Philosophy *“Metallic Pastel Accents,” *Prima Waterbrush, *Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz Mini Layered Stencils Set# 39, *Cosmic Shimmer Metallic Gilding Polish “Silver Hessian,” StazOn “Olive Green,” Dina Wakley Media Scribble Stickes Set 1 & Set 2, *Little Birdie Black Gesso, Liquitex Clear Gesso

Tres Jolie Kit Club–August 2020 Sketch-“This Beautiful Life”

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This week I am bringing you a layout I created for this month’s sketch challenge using the August 2020 Scrapbooking Kit! This kit includes the scrumptious “Diva” papers from A.B. Studio, some beautiful Prima flowers and ephemera, chipboard from Dusty Attic and Scrapaholics, and a pack of resin pieces from Scrapberry. DSC_0005-FRAMED

I just adore the “Diva” Collection, and it took me a little while to figure out exactly what I was going to do with it, and to tell the truth, the large cut out bonus piece in the pack did a lot of the work for me! Check out the sketch this month, then look below it to see my process video!


August 2020 Tres Jolie Sketch:

August sketch


Process Video:


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To add a little texture to the background I did some water distressing along the edge of the blue-grey paper and added some light stenciling, using an Art Anthology stencil and some texture paste from my stash, where it would peek out from behind my layers.

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Even though fussy cutting isn’t my most favorite part of crafting, I just had to add in some of the black & white flowers and foliage from the cut apart sheet in the “Diva” collection. For my chipboard keys and ornaments I pulled out a couple of Prima Fluid Chalks (that came in previous Tres Jolie kits) and just dabbed them on!

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Those Prima flowers were the perfect complement to the “Diva” papers, and the pack of “Darcelle” ephemera gave me the piece I needed for the perfect title.

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If you haven’t checked out my video yet, that photo is of my grandmother and mother, which I edited and added that sparkle filter to.Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie! I hope my layout and take on this month’s sketch inspired you and gave you some ideas for your next project!


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August 2020 Scrapbooking Kit:

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In addition to items from this month’s Scrapbooking Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used: Prima/Ingvild Bolme Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink *“Faded Jeans” and *“Tin Can,” Art Anthology 6×9 Stencil “Lotus,” The Crafters Workshop Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Art Glitter Glue

Clay Stud & Mixed Media Gift Tag

Happy Wednesday y’all!  Michelle here with another fun mixed media project from August’s kit!!

Today I thought I would show you a unique gifty item that is in my wheelhouse!  Jewelry!

I used the ReDesign Modeling Material by Prima to make these fun little stud earrings and made a mixed media tag from a ATC card to give them as a unique and thoughtful gift.  All the supplies I used were from either this kit or past mixed media kits!

Here are a couple of close ups but check out the little video below (it’s more of a slide show) with more details on a step by step of how this project came together.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you were inspired to create something beautiful today!

 

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Hump Day Two for One!!

Happy Hump Day!!  Today I’m working predominately with the March Scrapbook kit.  I normally stick with the Mixed Media kit but this month the scrapbook kit looked so amazing that I had to get it!

I am somewhat out of practice with my scrapbooking but I had to give it a go and do some catching up on some of my pics.  Since I wasn’t sure of my direction I didn’t do a video but rather took pictures as I went to show you how it came together.

I started out with the clover chipboard circle and painted it with some of the olive green acrylic paint from the mixed media kit I got this month.

Next I applied the gel medium (also from the mixed media kit) to the edges of the clovers and sprinkled two kinds of glitter on them.

I then set that aside and smeared on some gold crackle texture paste from my stash to the left corner of my page to both add a crackle element as well as to adhere my chipboard clovers down to the page.

I then positioned my photo and clovers and pressed them into the paste.  I added a bit of adhesive to the top corners of the photo to make sure it stayed in place.

I also added a few flowers tucked in the scrolls of the chipboard to give it a finishing touch.

Here is a pic of the complete Scrapbook kit.

NOW…for my BONUS project!!  As I said, I’m normally a mixed media gal…so I had my March mixed media kit that I still had TONS of supplies left in (because it was packed this month y’all!) and since I’m a jewelry maker by trade I whipped up this little cutie!

For this one you just need to use an epoxy graft glue like E600 to glue the metal pieces together (you can use hot glue in a pinch but it may not last after a bit of wear).  Next attach the chain with jump rings using a couple pair of needle nose jewelry pliers, adding a clasp at the back.

Here is the complete mixed media kit below.

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