Tres Jolie Kit Club–May 2020 Mixed Media Kit–Grunge Canvas

Hey, all! Welcome back to my blog! Today I am bringing you my first official project of the month using the May Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club! (I say official because some of the mediums made their way onto my projects for the iNSD challenges over this past weekend!)

For my first project I made a Steampunk/Grunge piece using the canvas, the mediums, one of the VHS reels, and the pack of Prima Trinkets.


My thought process for the coloring was rather simple! I was just sitting and staring at the mediums and ended up thinking “Yellow & Blue make Green!” Or in this case, gold and blue make teal!!

Check out the video to see how I put all this together:

Now, how about some close-ups?

I made built up some texture paste at the upper left and lower right corners before adding the wax and paint! I had a mix of chipboard and metal embellishments, but brought them together with paint!
I stacked and stacked to give dimension to my canvas and added three contrasting Prima Pebbles as a final touch! Even though I have a lot of different textures, keeping with the same color as the paint kept it from being overwhelming!


I hope this project gave you some ideas of what you can do with items from this month’s Mixed Media Kit! I’ll be back on YouTube and the blog on the 15th with another Mixed Media project! Keep an eye out for projects from the other Tres Jolie Designers! And don’t forget to visit the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café and check out the sketch and mood board challenges!

May 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed Media Kit

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

*13@rts Modeling Paste, *13@rts White Gesso, ReneaBouquets Candy & Beautiful Beads in Teal, Glass/Rock [looking] shards from Monica, *Prima Melange Sugar Art Pebbles – Multicolored,

Creative Embellishments Gear Set 2 Small; Large Gear Set; Steampunk Clock; *Lightbulbs; Grunge Harlequin Piece; Distress Punchinella; the monocle, but I don’t know if CE still has it available, I couldn’t find it!, *Texture Powder, FabriTac, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Prima Silicone Brush, ModPodge Gloss & Matte Spray Acrylic Sealers, JudiKins Diamond Glaze.

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iNSD 2020 – Tres Jolie Kit Club–BINGO!

Hi, all! Welcome back to my blog! I hope you were able to join us over at the Tres Jolie Kit Club Café and enjoyed the challenges offered!

I created a BINGO challenge, and am now sharing the details of that challenge here on my personal blog! (I didn’t want to cause “entry” confusion during the challenge!)

BINGO! Challenge Guidelines & my examples:

Now, to the requirement! It’s rather simple, all you need to do is have all five (5) elements of the one (1) row OR one (1) column OR one (1) diagonal that you choose included on your project!

You are not limited to only those five (5) elements, but all five (5) must be included!


I have put together a couple of examples for you to view; a layout, a mini-journal/notebook, and a mixed media canvas. You do not have to create any specific project type! These are just some examples of what can be done!

First, the layout:


Sample layout (featuring my youngest!) The column I picked for my layout!

I created a process video to accompany the photos for an overview of my creative process!

You can see some of the chipboard pieces! I used embossing powder on the star frame!
My torn paper! Some more chipboard!
The upper left corner with the stamping! A close up of the stenciling!


I hope this project gave you some ideas! Now on to the next example, a Mini-Journal/Notebook!

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My mini-journal/notebook! The row I picked for the mini-journal/notebook!

The process video for the mini-journal/notebook!



There are flowers on the cover and on the patterned papers, the staples and eyelet are metal, there are three half-back beads on the cover, as well as a chipboard frame around “Notes,” and the mini-paper clips are wooden!

My third example is a mixed media project featuring a photo of my son’s friend! (With her permission, of course!)

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My mixed media canvas! The diagonal I used on the canvas!

The process video for my mixed media project:

Layers don’t only have to be paper! Here I have the rice paper, chipboard, and flowers! The flowers on the background are the rice paper from this month’s Cards, Tags, and More Kit!
The fine black text is from the stamp that came in the May Cards, Tags, and More Kit! I added some glass beads randomly along the chipboard pieces as a final touch!

Products for the example layout:

May 2020 Scrapbooking Kit

May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

Scrapbook kit Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from the  May 2020 Scrapbooking & Mixed Media Kits (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

StazOn “Timber Brown,” Studio 490 – Wendy Vecchi “Rectangle Collage” Stamp, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, Liquitex Clear Gesso, ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board – Beautiful Bits “Star,” We R Memory Keepers Craft Knife, Brown Thread, Emerald Creek “Rocky Road” Baked Texture, Creative Embellishments “Star In My Universe Frame” and *“Crackled Brick Stencil,” Lindy’s Gang Magical Shaker *“Bratwurst Brown” and *“Grab A Guy Gold,” Ranger Big Emboss It, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Twine, FabriTac, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Silly Winks Sticky Back Sheets

Products for the example mini-journal/notebook:

May 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

Card Kit

In addition to items from this months Cards, Tags, & More Kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Brown Twine, Brown Thread, EK Tools Score Board, We R Memory Keepers Crop A Dile, Recollections 2 1/2” (6.35cm) Circle Punch, Ranger Big Emboss It, We R Memory Keepers 3 Way Corner Punch, Mini Clothes Pins, *Lindy’s Gang “Oakleaf Olive” Embossing Powder, ReneaBouquets Candy “Toffee,” Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, FabriTac, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Brown Eyelet, Art Glitter Glue, 2” Book Binding Tape, Lineco 1.25” Linen Hinging Tape, Lineco PVA Glue, Scotch ATG

Products for the example mixed media project:

Scrapbook kit Mixed Media Kit Card Kit
May 2020 Scrapbooking Kit May 2020 Mixed Media Kit May 2020 Cards, Tags, & More Kit

In addition to items found in all three May kits (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits)  I used:

StazOn “Jet Black,” Mod Podge Paper Matte, Krylon Workable Fixatif, Tim Holtz Splatter Brush, Prima 2” Silicon Brush, Prima Waterbrushs, Tim Holtz Flat Waterbrush, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, *Prima Watercolors Tiki, Palms, & Coconut, *Lindy’s Gang Embossing Powder “Bougainvillea Red Teal,” Ranger Big Emboss It, ReneaBouquets Glass Beautiful Beads “Cranberry,” Prima Bloom Stencil “Spark,” Silly-winks Sticky Back Sheets, FabriTac, JudiKins Diamond Glaze

Tres Jolie Kit Club–May 2020 Reveal

It’s time for our May kit reveal! What better day then (Inter)National Scrapbook Day to show off our new goodies.Scrapbook kit

May’s kit is filled with gorgeous new products from Craft O’Clock. You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments. These kits are for the beginner to the advanced, clean, and simple to mixed media maven. No matter your style, there is something for everyone. We know you are going to love it!

Presenting the Tres Jolie May 2020 kits:

Scrapbook kit

*Scrapbook Kit*

Mixed Media Kit
*Mixed Media Kit*

Card Kit

*Cards, Tags and More kit*

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The designers at Tres Jolie have created some amazing layouts/projects with this kit.

Here is a little tease from me using the Mixed Media Kit:




Tres Jolie typically has a monthly challenge, but with this being (Inter)National Scrapbook Day we are hosting several challenges. Check out the blog post from Friday on the Tres Jolie Kit Club website to see the NSD challenge. This challenge is only running thru the weekend (May 1st-3rd).

Place your entries in the NSD challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on May 3rd, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

For the monthly challenge, we have a gorgeous sketch and mood board. Either can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout, or maybe an altered project. The challenge is open to everyone, however, we would love to see what you do with our kit(s) and our sketch and mood board.

Here is the sketch:


Here is the mood board:

Mood Board

Place your entries in the May challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. The monthly challenge ends on May 31st, 2020 at 11:59 pm CST.

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