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

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

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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Mixed Media Madness

Hey everyone, Kim here. I’m serving up some mixed media madness this Monday morning. I worked with the September 2020 Mixed Media kit.

Here is the Mixed Media kit if you haven’t already seen it:

Here is the project I created with the kit:

How about some close-ups:

I loved working with this birdcage. I painted it with 2 layers of gesso (from a past mixed media kit). The added 2 layers of acrylic paint in vintage rose. I dry brushed on some sparks paint in butterfly spells in random spots (also used it on the bird).

I adhered the floral vine from the kit down the side. I stuck in some smaller lighter pink flowers (from my stash) in between flowers in the vine. I also added some cheesecloth. At the bottom of the vine, I added flowers from the kit. The silver beads are from my stash.

I used the spray to add some splatters to the alpha cards from the kit. You can see a close up on my painted bird.

On the inside you can see how I used the alpha cards as monograms for mine and hubby’s first names. I added the “25” plaque (from my stash) as this photo is from the day we renewed our wedding vows for our 25th anniversary. I added the silver beads to each side instead of brads. The flowers and leaf are from the flower pack in the kit.

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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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Vintage Artistry Coral Altered File Folder

Hello everyone! Today I am up on the blog to share with you this fun project that I created for this week using the September Card, Tags, & More Kit. This collection comes with the beautiful collection of papers from 49 & Market, Vintage Artistry Coral. Aside from the paper, I was anxious to use the cut out sheets that came with it. All that ephemera was absolutely beautiful! That is where I got the idea for an altered manila file folder. I hadn’t made one like this before but I was truly inspired by a very talented crafter that always has been an inspiration to me. Her name is Jenifer Stephens, her YouTube channel is A Trace Of Sparkle. Here is what I created with this amazing kit from Tres Jolie Kits!

I absolutely love how this turned out! There are many different ways that you can create these manila folders. I actually used 2.5 folders for this project. Since they weren’t coffee nor tea dyed I decided I would do a quick version of it so using Tim Holtz Distress Stain Ground Espresso , a sponge brush and a spray water bottle. I really love how it turned out! Here are some samples of this.

So this idea above works fast if you don’t have any folders, papers. ephemera, laces , etc coffee/tea dyed and you want to make something fast. I hope that you will give this a try and if you do make sure you share with us what you created over at the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe

If you are undecided or just saw this kit now, you have to purchase this one! I can promise you that you will NOT be disappointed at all! It truly is amazing and there are so many projects you can create with it! I also used the Darice thin metal die that was included in this kit that inspired the front page of this project. Here is a video of the entire project.

Well friends I hope that you like what I have created for this week using this gorgeous kit! There is still time to get your Cards, Tags, & More kit or there are two other kits, the Scrapbook Kit and Mixed media kit that you can purchase as well. I will be back actually next week with a project using the Scrapbook kit! Until then I hope you check in daily to see the rest of the design team share their beautiful creations!! See ya next week! XOXO

Hugs,

Jeanne

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

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

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

Bird Cage Photo Frame

Happy Wednesday y’all!  I hope you are enjoying all these gorgeous products you are seeing from the September kits Kim has put together this month!  I got to play with the mixed media kit and I’m so over the moon happy with this little bird cage project!!

I didn’t get to video the process but I put together a slideshow of the step by step process as I photographed each step.  This can be done with all the supplies provided in the mixed media kit and just some basic acrylics you have on hand.  I used a crackle medium on the metal of the bird cage but you could easily just give it a white wash of acrylic or gesso for a similar effect just to lighten it up. The other thing I used acrylic for was the red on the bird.  Other than that it’s all supplies provided in this awesome kit!  So if you are on the fence on this one, GRAB IT!

So check out my slide show and see how it was made!

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“Vintage Artistry Coral” 3×3 Shabby Notecards

Hello crafty friends! I’m back this month with some beautiful collections again from Tres Jolie Kits! The project I picked to do as my first project were these cute and pretty easy 3×3 notecards. I used the September Cards, Tags, & More Kit to create these.

I began by cutting a few sheets of the 8.5 X 11 white card stock that was included in the kit into 3 X 6 pieces , once you have cut the amount of card bases you are going to want to make then you take your score board & bone folder or score tool and score your base at the 3in mark . Which of course is the center where you will be making your fold.

     

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

   

 

Once you have all of  your card bases folded in half, set them aside . Now you can pick out the papers from the 49 & Market Vintage Artistry Collection(Coral). Once you have chosen the papers you might like to use for your cards. I then cut them about 1/8 inch shorter than the size of the base. After finishing up with those papers, I took my Prima Marketing Distress Tool , you are welcome to use any distress tool or even a pair of scissors to distress the edges of the design paper or you can also choose to leave them without distressing. That is completely your choice. I myself love how it looks a little more shabby with the edges distressed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I then adhered the distressed papers onto the folded base. As a side note, I normally like to add colored card stock to the inside of the card, usually the color of the design paper, which in this case had a soft coral color. I add this so you can write down your inside message. I didn’t have any without the texture that would coordinate it so I ended up using American Crafts Textured card stock. But since you won’t be able to actually write on this kind of paper I cut some of the left over white card stock that I used for the base.

I then had to finish up the front so I added some pieces of the 49 & market Vintage Artistry Coral Washi Tape from the kit onto the cards in different directions. I also decided I would add some stenciling to these cute cards . On half of the cards I mixed up some DecoArt Deco Media Crackle Paste with some of the Finnibair Textured Powder from a previous Tres Jolie Kit. I applied it with a spatula onto a Prima Marketing Doily Stencil.

For the other half of the cards I mixed up the same texture/crackle mix and then added some Prima Marketing Color Bloom Spray in Ginger Coral color, although it turned out more pink than I wanted , it still added a little color to the lighter design paper that had a lighter background on it. For these cards I applied the mixture onto the Feather Stencil from Brutus Monroe .  I then used my heat tool to dry them as well as allowing more of the crackles to come thru. They are more noticeable on the ones with the white. I also used the same Crackle Paste on the chipboard butterflies that came with the kit. I did that on half of the cards and for the other half I used some of the butterflies that were in the paper collection perforated sheet. Lastly I added some sentiments from the Finnabair Art Daily Planner Sentiment Booklet and added some snippets of lace on half of them!

There are a variety of projects that you can create with this kit. I just decided that I would create these note cards since I like to add them to swaps , happy mail, or just to say “Hello”! I hope that you enjoyed what I created for my first project using this month’s kit. Keep checking in daily for more projects from my wonderfully talented team mates!! I know you will have lots of great inspiration and I do hope that you will join in this month’s mood board challenge! You can share what you create over at the Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe, there is an album where your entries go in. So try it out! Well I’ll see ya all next Friday with another project!!

Hugs,

Jeanne

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Tres Jolie Kit Club – August Cards, Tags, & More Kit

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Today I’m bringing you an album I made using the August 2020 Cards, Tags, & More kit! This kit was aimed towards an album, providing the chipboard and album base pages needed to get you going with the paper & embellishments! And well the kit may have included a set of split rings and the pages were pre-marked for holes, I went a different route and used part of the chipboard to create a hard spine.

Due to technical difficulties with sections of the process video, I decided to just create a walk-through/flip-through of the final album. Check it out!


Video:


I used some White Artisan Cardstock from Country Craft Creations to build my cover and on my photo sleeves because it is a linen cardstock, making it nice and sturdy for creating hinges. To insert the pages, I used some Linen Hinging Tape from LineCo. It’s nice and thin, but because it is linen it will be able to take being used as a hinge! After I had my base put together I started adding in the patterned paper from the kit, then worked my way up to adding in the photo sleeves and card flip-outs. Finally, I added the embellishments I wanted on the inside pages before turning my attention to the cover.

For the cover I used the pearl strips from the kit, spacing them two inches to the center. Finally I created my flower cluster on the front cover and added on of the resin pieces where the seam binding was attached.

Now, how about some photos? I have the front and back covers first, followed by the pages in the order they are in the album.

Some of my flaps close with magnets (from my stash) and some have tie closures using the seam binding found in this months kit!

Here are the measurements for the photo inserts. For reference, “Solid Cardstock” with the circles is the light purple cardstock in my album that I used from my stash, “Patterned Paper” with the circles is the paper from the kit, and the solid rectangles is the white linen cardstock from my stash that have an extra one-half inch for the flips.

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August 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit:

In addition to items from the kit, I also used:

EK Tools Score Board, Country Craft Creations White Artisan Cardstock, Ranger/Wendy Vecchi “Fern Green” Embossing Powder, Spellbinders Tool ‘n One, We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, LineCo 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape, BEST Double Sided Tape 1” & 1/4”, LineCo PVA Glue, Art Glitter Glue, Ranger Brayer, Basic Grey Magnetic Discs (Large), Unbranded Magnetic Discs (Small), 8.5”x11” Lavender Cardstock, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Krylon Triple Thick Crystal Clear Glaze

Mini Tag Books

Hello crafty friends! Today I am sharing these adorable mini tag books I created using the August Cards, Tags, & More kit. I had the two sheets left from the beautiful papers from Craft O’Clock so thought they would look super cute as mini books you are able to journal in.

This project came together pretty fast , even if you don’t have this exact collection , you can create something similar by making your own tags, using any ephemera you have on hand or are able to print out some as well as sentiments . I used some sticker sentiments from the Finnabair Sentiments Sticker Book from another past Tres Jolie kit.

On one of the sets, I added some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Seedless Preserves around all of the edges of my tags. I used small pop foam dots on the ephemera I added to the tags. For the sentiments, I used some colored/white card stock to back them onto. I also cut some white card stock to add to the back of the tags to add small photos or just use them to journal on.

This paper collection from Craft O’Clock was very beautiful and considering I wasn’t much for purple, I truly loved creating using this month’s Card, Tags, & More kit. I hope that you all use up every last piece of your papers. Even using scraps , you can come up with some great gift ideas.  I thought also of maybe altering an altoid tin to maybe store these tags books in.

 

The last thing I did was add some of the beautiful seam binding from the kit on one of the tag books and added some twine on the other one. I also added some of the pearls & bling from the kit. *Note: I didn’t post every single photo on here since they would be too many since I used some of the more narrow tags as well. I did share the main photos though. I hope that you like my project this week. Don’t forget there is still time to join in this month’s sketch challenge going on on the Tres Jolie facebook group. Join in you just might win!!

I will see ya all next time!! Hugs, Jeanne

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