Due to life, this will be my final project for the Tres Jolie Kit Club, but I’m sure you’ll find the incoming design team to be very inspirational. As my final project, I used the rest of the ornaments I made for the first project to make a bottle brush tree display.
Since I already had the ornaments made up, this project went together rather quickly and easily! Check out my video to see the process:
I used the last bit of clay I had to cover an up-cycled jar, attached the ornaments, gessoed and painted, added some of the PearlEX powders, and finished them off with some of the glitter. Easy peasy!
Here are some close-ups so you can get a good look at the beautiful details from the mould, and how those paints and powders look together!
As always, thank you for joining me in my corner, I hope this project inspired you and gave you some ideas of what can be done with items found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit.
This week I’m bringing you a wintery touch for the home; my “Frozen In Time” board using this month’s scrapbooking kit and mood board from Tres Jolie Kit Club. I ended up dubbing it “Frozen In Time” because I think it looks as though the butterflies and roses were caught in a freeze and are waiting for the spring thaw.
I used a 12” plywood circle from Creative Embellishments as my base, coated the edge with the Embellishment Mousse from the kit, added my paper, stenciling, and decorations…all in a few hours! Check out how I did it in my video below:
Isn’t the December Mood Board just beautiful? I love the look of winter. I’m not overly fond of being cold, but I have always thought it to be one of the most beautiful times of the year when you get bright sunlight on a wonderful, winter, snowy landscape.
December 2020 Mood Board
Now for a few close-ups:
For my background snowflakes, I used some regular texture paste from my stash with the Snowflake stencil from this month’s kit then topped the, still wet, texture paste with some Distress Glitter (also from my stash) to add some shine to the background. On the flourishes, I used some gilding flakes from my stash to give them the metallic shine I was looking for, but to also make them “rough”,” compared to an embossed finish anyhow.
I thought these butterflies from my stash were the perfect addition for a couple of reasons. They are the perfect shade of blue, and well butterflies are generally associated with warm weather, these are already aptly named “Frozen” by ReneaBouquets!
To keep with my “Frozen In Time” theme, I added some of the same Distress Glitter I used on the background to the blue, Graphic 45, roses. I didn’t need to add any to the peach-y roses, because they already have a bit of glitter on them.
Thank you for joining us here at my corner! As always, I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what can be done with the items from this month’s scrapbooking kit and the mood board. I’ll see you again next week!
This week I’m bringing you some ornament ideas to make using items found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club and some resin from my stash.
I did a few different color combinations for you, to give a good sampling of what can be done to fit your personal style and décor. Check out my video to see the process!
Now, how about a few close-ups?
I did a few different base colors. Some have black gesso under the red paint, some have white gesso under the silver or red paint, and some have the PearlEx powders mixed into the clear epoxy I used.
After I had all my ornaments painted how I wanted, I added some of the PearlEx powders to them all.
After I used some acrylic spray to keep my powders in place, and I gave all my ornaments a coating of the glitter from the kit. I think these will beautifully reflect blinking Christmas lights!
Thank you for joining me at my corner! As always, I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what can be done using the items found in this month’s Mixed Media kit. I’ll see you again next week!
My first project for December is this silver and gold Holiday Canvas I created using the items found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club, with just a few staple items to go along and a cut file to use as a template for my poinsettias.
This project was rather simple to go together! There was a bit of elbow grease used to roll out the clay for my poinsettias, but after I knew what direction I was headed it just came together! Check it all out in my video:
After I really smooshed the clay into the Prima Mould I let it start drying to make it easier to pull out of the mould. I also found that I could bend the mould some and let those pieces dry before taking them out. The mould flattens back out, while the ornaments stay curved! If my word-y description is clear as mud, I show my methods in my video!
For my poinsettias, I used a cut file from the Silhouette store to make templates that I pressed into some rolled out clay and cut out with a craft knife, then hand-shaped and set aside to dry. The centers of the poinsettias are just some little balls of the clay I rolled with my fingers before letting them dry.
After my clay pieces were all in place I coated everything with the silver paint from the kit. Then things got really wet when I just started adding on the PearlEx powders! There was a lot of water, a lot of letting the powders flow how they wanted, and a lot of heat gun use! (And yes, in the video you see me using two heat guns to get the job done!)
Thank you for joining me here at my little corner! 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!
The December 2020 kit is filled with gorgeous new international products from Paper Haven. These papers will be amazing for Winter projects. You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments.
Our Mixed Media kit is filled with holiday goodness so you can create a gorgeous mixed media project and more. Who doesn’t like holiday crafting?
These kits are for the beginner to the advanced, clean & 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 December 2020 kits:
*Mixed Media Kit*
*Cards, Tags, and More kit*
Don’t forget to stop by the Tres Jolie YouTube channel and see our video reveal of all our kits.
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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:
Please stop by the other designer’s blogs and check out their sneak peeks. They are listed below:
For this month’s challenge, we have a mood board. This mood board 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 inspiration.