Creative Embellishments May 2020 Challenge-Steampunk Card

Hey, all! This is the last project I’m doing for May, but I’ll be back on June 1, 2020 with the Tres Jolie Kit Club Reveal!

Today I have a steampunk card I created for the May Challenge over on the Creative Embellishments Blog.

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I don’t know what I’ll be doing with the card yet, but it’s good to have some one hand! Or so I’ve heard, I’m not a real big card maker, I find them difficult to do! But I’m happy with how this one has come out! All of the chipboard gears, the ATCoins, and the Circle Shaker Set are from Creative Embellishments, I just added the Patina and Rust Effect Pastes to go with my old, DCWV paper.

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Creative Embellishments Challenge Inspiration – Twist: Use Numbers


Check out my quick process video!


Now for a few close-ups:

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I always say “that was easy” after I finish a card, but I always have trouble getting myself to make another one! Maybe I’ll slowly (likely very, very slowly!) start making more!
I hope you enjoyed this card & thank you for joining me here in my corner!


Products:

Creative Embellishments – “Circle Shaker Set,” various “Gear Sets” for all of the chipboard gears, and “Steampunk Artist Trading Coins,” Stamperia Rice Paper (DFSA4242), ReneaBouquets – “Bronzed Teal” Beautiful Beads, Prima/Finnabair Rust Effect & Patina Effect Paste Sets, Prima/Ingvild Bolme Tiny Junkyard Findings “Nailheads” & “Special Screws,” DCWV “Tattered Time” Cardstock, Little Birdie “Caribbean Teal” Tinted Metallic Paint, Emerald Creek/Seth Apter Baked Texture “Vintage Beeswax,” Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Heidi Swapp Wood Veneer, Tim Holtz Distress Collage Mediums “Matte” & “Crazing,” Copper Thread, Unknown “Blue Metallic” Microbeads, Unbranded Metal Gears, Liquitex Black Gesso, BEST 1” Double Sided Tape, FabriTac, Art Glitter Glue, E6000, EK Tools Score Board, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, Spellbinders Tool n One, Ranger Heat-It

May 2020 Lindy’sGang Challenge-ATCoins-Journey

Hi, all! I have managed yet another project this month!! Still not going to question or argue with my brain’s decision to be active this month!

This time I have made a set of Artist Trading Coins for the Lindy’s Gang May 2020 Color Challenge.

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Below the Lindy’s Gang Color Challenge Image, you’ll find a quick process video!


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Here’s a quick (7 minutes) video of what I did:


Now for a few close-ups:

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For the background I used a circle punch on the paper ribbon and added a stamped image that I embossed with some Lindy’s Gang “Silver Moon Mistletoe” Embossing Powder (Discontinued?). For the stars I mixed a little of the “Plumeria Pink” Flat Magical with some water and brushed it on, and for the wings I mixed the same “Plumeria Pink” Flat Magical with some white gesso to lighten it up. I dyed the cheesecloth with the “Aloha Avocado” Flat Magical powder, and after everything was dry I just started layering, adding some sisal, twine, and “Small Talk” phrases!

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Once I figured out where I was going with this project, it went along rather quickly! Sometimes the idea is harder than the execution!


Products:

Lindy’s Gang“Plumeria Pink” Flat Magical, “Aloha Avocado” Flat Magical (Both from the Hawaiian Island Flat Magical Set), and “Silver Moon Mistletoe” Embossing Powder (Discontinued? Seasonal? I couldn’t find it on the site), ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board-Beautiful Bits “Star,” The Paperie Shoppe “Uncharted” Paper Ribbon, Creative Embellishments ATC Coin Blanks, Recollections 2.5” Circle Punch, Finnabair Mechanicals “Winged,” Prima Quick Dry Fluid Chalk Ink “Tin Can,” Hobby Lobby July 4th Carded Twine, Stamperia Cosmos Stamps (WTKCCR05), Tim Holtz idea-ology “Small Talk,” Finnabair Heavy Gesso, Sisal, Cheesecloth, Liquitex Clear Gesso, FabriTac, Art Glitter Glue, E6000

More Than Words May 2020 Challenge-Stripes & Funny

Hey, all! I’m on a roll this month! If my brain is deciding to give me ideas, who am I to argue?!?!

Today I have a layout I created for the More Than Words May 2020 Challenge, “Stripes & Funny.” The photos on the layout are not the best quality, they were taken with a phone camera…and I don’t mean a phone camera from today, I mean one from 10 years ago! That’s right, those little faces on this layout are adults now! And what’s funnier than seeing if you can stick half an orange in your mouth?

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I really dug into the deepest, darkest corners of my stash and pulled out my Pink Paislee, “Hello Sunshine,” papers, chipboard stickers, and ephemera for this layout. As soon as I saw the striped paper in the pack, I knew I wanted to use it with those striped paper straws I received from Doreena a couple years back!

Check out this quick process video to see the construction!


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The May 2020 More Than Words Challenge

Now, how about a few close-ups?


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In the close-ups, you can really see the splattering, and how well Distress Oxides work on a dark background! And aren’t those buttons from A Flair For Buttons the perfect touch sitting on a nest of thread?!?! (The thread technique I picked up from Missy Whidden a few years ago. I found it to be absolutely brilliant!)

Thank you for checking out this project, I hope you enjoyed it!


Products:

Pink Paislee “Hello Sunshine” Paper, Stickers, & Ephemera, Echo Park “The Story of Fall” Enamel Dots, Distress Oxide Spray “Carved Pumpkin” & “Mustard Seed,” Ranger Heat-It, tissue paper, StazOn “Jet Black,” A Flair For Buttons, Dear Lizzy Date Stamp, yellow thread, Silly Winks Sticky Back Foam Sheet, FabriTac, Art Glitter Glue, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, BEST 1” Double Sided Tape, Liquitex Clear Gesso, Prima 2” Silicone Brush, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, scrap heart print cardstock, paper straws from Doreena!

May 2020 Mixed Media Place Challenge-Beach Bottle

20200527_063247-WMHey, all! I have a beach themed bottle I made for the May 2020 Moodboard Challenge over at the Mixed Media Place! It had been a while since I completed a project that wasn’t Design Team related, and since May was going good for me & having ideas, I was able to squeeze one in!

I just absolutely loved the colors of the moodboard, and even though I’m not a fan of going to the beach, I do love looking at beach elements. All the beauty, none of the sand!

I used a lot of Prima/Finnabair pastes and paints, a couple of Tim Holtz Distress Paints, and one Vicki Boutin paint, even though I’m not sure it’s noticeable anymore!

The shells came from a variety of sources – some I bought, some I’m not entirely sure where they came from.

The flowers are 49 & Market, the chipboard is actually Beautiful Board from ReneaBouquets, as is the final details of beads and butterflies!

Below the video you’ll find the moodboard.


I went into this project not knowing exactly where it was going, or how I was going to get there, but I did record what I was doing, so there is a process video to go along with this post!


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Awesome moodboard, right? How could anyone resist using those corals and pinks!?!?


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It took a lot of layers, but I eventually got the look I wanted! So many textures on the bottle! Some from the crackle paste, some the result of what happens when gesso gets extra wet on glass! You can still see the stripes I made, even though this wasn’t my original plan, I am still happy!

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As you’ll see in the photos below, the microbeads are actually gold. I didn’t notice the color got distorted so much during editing!

Here are some more close-ups:

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As a final note, I want to say I would not recommend heating up a sealed glass bottle for long periods of time! Besides the fact that it gets hot, you are increasing the internal pressure! I had a lot of “heat gun enough to stop runs,” followed by periods of cooling and air drying!

Thank you for checking out my project!! Don’t forget to watch the process video to see how I stacked all my layers of mediums!


Products used:

Finnabair: Heavy Gesso, White Crackle Texture Paste, Paper Texture Paste, Sparks Paint “Phoenix Feather,” Metallique Paint “White Pearl,” Patina Effect Paste “Blue,” Texture Fantasy Pastes “Blue Green” & “Fire Orange,” Rust Effect Paste “Lavender,” and Liquid Acrylic Paint “Burnt Sienna,” 49 & Market: Garden Seeds “Sea Breeze” (it was a partial pack), & Blossom Blends (Technically the “Bluebell” & ‘”Linen” Packages, but I only used the bamboo looking pieces), Distress Paint: “Abandoned Coral” & “Picked Raspberry,” Vicki Boutin: “Sugared Strawberry” Paint, ReneaBouquets: Beautiful Board – Bubbles, Beautiful Beads – Iridisent “Mermaid Tails,” Gold Glass Microbeads, & Magical Miniatures, Double Sided Printed Butterflies “Memory Keeper,” Brea Reese Texture Pebbles, Tim Holtz Mini Snips, FabriTac, Ranger Glossy Accents, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Hobby Shells & other misc. shells, Ranger Heat-It heat gun

Tres Jolie Kit Club-May 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Summer Vase

Hey, all! Welcome back to my blog! Today my Tres Jolie Kit Club project is a summer vase using an upcycled jar, mediums from the mixed media kit, and papers from April’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit!

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I absolutely loved the Ciao Bella papers that came in April’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit! I loved, loved, loved the lemons with the dark blue! And it worked out that the Little Birdie wax in this month’s Mixed Media Kit was a perfect complement! Check out my video to see this summer vase come together!


Video:


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After I coated the jar with the Little Birdie “Golden Glaze,” wrapped the papers around the jar, and adhered the image to the lid, I used Tim Holtz’s “Crazing” Medium (from my stash) as my topcoat. I then rubbed the Little Birdie wax all over, giving the “Golden Glaze” paint a blue hue and really bringing out the “cracks” from the “Crazing”!

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The lid and lace are a permanent part of the piece! I used E6000 & some gel medium to hold it where I wanted, at the angle I wanted!

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For the most part, I will try to upcycle anything! Who knows how old this jar was, but it has found a new purpose!

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A photo of the full height of the arrangement!


May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

Mixed Media Kit

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

Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle, Tim Holtz Distress Medium “Crazing,” Mod Podge Matte Paper, Mod Podge Matte Acrylic Sealer, *Ciao Bella “Sicilia,” *13@rts White Gesso, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, E6000, Lace from Memoires Parisiennes, all foliage is Ashland® (Peruvina Spray “Indigo Blue,” Wild Daisy Spray “Violet, Blue,” Artificial Lemon Bushes “Yellow,” and White Magnolia Branch Stem)


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Tres Jolie Kit Club-May 2020 Sketch

Hey, all! Welcome back to my blog! Today I’m bringing you a quick little layout I created for this month’s sketch challenge for the Tres Jolie Kit Club!

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I had a very craft-filled May, and by the time I got to this project I had one whole sheet of the beautiful Craft o’Clock paper left! There was a time when the thought of using such a “busy” pattern as a background would have terrified me, but I have learned sometimes less is more, so I kept everything else simple! (Sketch below the video)

Check out my video for the process!


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May 2020 Sketch

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Behind the smaller cluster in the upper-left corner and behind the photo layers I added a touch of stenciling using the “Golden Glaze” paint (mixed with some 13@rts MAGIC! Powder) and a homemade texture paste that contains some of the “Caribbean Teal” paint, both [paints] from this month’s mixed media kit. Also, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, the teal flowers on this layout were from the Prima “vine” that came in the kit! Don’t be afraid to cut things apart if needed to make them work better for your purpose!

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I didn’t want to just plant the photo directly on the background, so I used some torn pieces of papers from the kit, some tissue paper, and the square, white frame from the chipboard (cut apart!) behind the photo! Then I added one of the chipboard tabs!

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The beautiful black and gold butterflies were the final touch needed for this layout! They provide just the right amount of accent!


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In addition to items from the scrapbooking kit & mediums from the mixed media kit (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:
*Prima Stencil Item# 564278, *13@rts MAGIC! Powder, tissue paper, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher, FabriTac, Liquitex Clear Gesso, and in my homemade teal texture paste: *13@rts Acrylic Modeling Paste, Little Birdie Caribbean Teal Metallic Paint (May 2020 Mixed Media Kit), Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers *Bratwurst Brown & *Glittering Gold, *13@rts MAGIC!Powder, Art Philosophy Concentrated Watercolor *Onyx & *Bora Bora, Vicki Boutin Watermelon Blast Paint


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Tres Jolie Kit Club–May 2020 Moodboard–Art Journal

Hey, all! Welcome back to my blog! Today I have an Art Journal spread I created based on this month’s mood board challenge for the Tres Jolie Kit Club!

**Note: The photos are pinker than in real life, the video shows the colors much better. What I’ve learned is to be more awake when editing…

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I have a little something from every May kit on this 2-page spread! Mediums from the Mixed Media kit, the clock & papers from the Scrapbooking kit, and papers from the Cards, Tags, & More kit!

Here is the mood board, and below it, you will find a video!

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Check out my video to see how I did this spread & to get a better representation of the colors!


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Here is a close-up of the left page. Some of the papers were torn, some were cut with a circle die, and I fussy cut the phrase!

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Here is the right page. The chipboard clock came from the May 2020 Scrapbooking kit and I painted it with the “Caribbean Teal” paint from the May 2020 Mixed Media kit! The gold stenciling is the “Golden Glaze” paint, also from the May 2020 Mixed Media kit, mixed with some 13@rts MAGIC! Powder.

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The more teal colored papers came from the scrapbooking kit, while the soft rose-colored papers are from the Cards, Tags, and More kit! (Below are photos of all three kits!)


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

*13@rts MAGIC! Powder, Spellbinders Nestabilities Standard Circle, Fabrika Decoru FDTR 006, Prima “Spark” Stencil (Item# 980399), Lindy’s Gang *Moon Shadow Mist “Buccaneer Bay Blue,” *Starburst Squirts “Hockey Puck Black,” & *Magical Shakers “Alpine Ice Rose,” Dina Wakley Large Art Journal, FabriTac, Prima White Heavy Gesso

In my (teal-ish) custom texture paste, I used:
13@rts *Acrylic Modeling Paste & *Magic! Powder, Little Birdie “Caribbean Teal” Metallic Paint (from this month’s mixed media kit), Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers *“Bratwurst Brown,” & *“Glittering Gold,” Art Philosophy Concentrated Water Colors *“Bora Bora,” and *“Onyx,” and Vicki Boutin “Watermelon Blast” Paint


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Tres Jolie Kit Club-May 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Butterfly Reels

Hey, all! Welcome back to my blog! Today I am bringing you my “Butterfly Reels” project where I used three of the VHS reels, the mediums, and the package of Prima Mechanicals, along with items from my stash, to build this steampunk piece!DSC_0008-FRAMED

I am very happy with how this piece came out! I love mixing the patina and rust effect with the non-aged look of the reels and flowers! Check out the video to see the whole process!


Video:


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In the above photo you can see the ripples created by the paint pour!

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I love Prima’s Rust Effect Paste, and I’m glad I had some on-hand to use with the Mechanicals from this month’s kit! Plus, those butterflies were what I had left from the March Mixed Media Kit!

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I knew parts of my chipboard would overhang, so to give it some extra stability I used “Prima Sculpture Medium” before adding the Rust Effect Paste!

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The longest parts of this project were all the drying times, so I would just set it aside while the glues and mediums dried so I could work on other projects! My final touch was adding some Teal Glass Beads from ReneaBouquets on top of each stack of Mechanicals!


May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

Mixed Media Kit

In addition to items from this months kit (*From previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

Prima Rust Effect Paste Set (Brown, Gold, and Red Rust), All chipboard received from a swap with Toni, *Prima Finnabair Mechanicals “Scrapyard Butterflies,” ReneaBouquets Glass Beautiful Beads “Teal”,” Liquitex Pouring Medium, Dina Wakley Cell Creator, Prima Sculpture Medium, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, E6000


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Tres Jolie Kit Club-iNSD 2020 Challenge-Masculine Layout

Hey, all! Welcome back to my blog! Here are some more photos and a video of the project I did for Rae’s “Masculine Layout” challenge, sponsored by the Tres Jolie Kit Club, for International Scrapbooking Day (iNSD)!

To recap, the challenge was to create a masculine layout that included stenciling and chipboard, plus a bonus for using flowers! I used four stencils, I have a piece of chipboard from the May scrapbooking kit and some Grungeboard from my stash, and I got the flowers on…something that isn’t always easy with a “masculine” layout! Plus, and I like to think my subconscious was helping me out here, my layout fits this months sketch challenge (with the sketch rotated 180°, shown below).

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Original Sketch

Rotated Sketch

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Check out my video to see what I did!



 

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I layered my stenciling on top of each other before topping with my Grungeboard chevrons! With all the stenciling, there was already so much going on that I opted to keep it relatively simple around the photo.
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I created the colors I wanted for both of the texture pastes using the paints from the Mixed Media kit & items from my stash (see video for full details!) The chevrons were painted with just simple black gesso (from the Mixed Media kit! to keep them nice and matte!
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Getting flowers on a masculine layout isn’t always easy, but I dug into my stash and pulled out pack of neutral flowers. I don’t know how long I’ve owned those Tim Holtz Framed Words, but I found a place for “Adventure” with this layout!

I hope that you were able to join us over at Tres Jolie for the iNSD challenges! I also hope that this layout gave you an idea of what can be done with items from the kits this month, and with the sketch!


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May 2020 Mixed Media Kit

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In addition to items from this month’s scrapbooking and mixed media kits (*from previous Tres Jolie Kits), I used:

KaiserCraft 12×12 Stencil – “Textures,” Fabrika Decoru Stencils – FDTR 37, FDTR 132, & FDTR 36, Tim Holtz Film Strip Ribbon, Tim Holtz “Nostalgic” Tissue Tape, Tim Holtz Alpha Parts “Framed,” Tim Holtz Grungeboard, StazOn – “Jet Black,” Distress Oxide – “Ground Espresso,” 13@rts  – *Acrylic Texture Paste & *Magic! Powder, Art Philosophy Concentrated Watercolor – *“Onyx” & *“Bora Bora,” Lindy’s Gang Magical Shakers *“Glittering Gold” & *“Bratwurst Brown,” Vicki Boutin Acrylic Paint – “Watermelon Burst,” Ranger Mini Blending Tool, Prima 2” Silicone Brush, Ranger Brayer, Liquitex Clear Gesso, LineCo PVA Glue, Art Glitter Glue, Krylon Workable Fixatif


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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.

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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?

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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!
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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!

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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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