Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!
This week I’m bringing you a grungy “Butterfly Panel” using the items from this month’s mixed media kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club!
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.
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