December Mixed Media Kit–Tres Jolie Kit Club-Poinsettia “Vase”

Hey, All! Welcome back to my Blog!

For my first project using the December Mixed Media Kit, I altered an old jelly jar and added some faux floral pieces to create a rustic, winter/holiday décor piece!


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You can’t see it in the photos, but I used the last bit of my drywall tape with the holes from the kit across the top of the jar to help arrange my foliage and poinsettias! And, because the flowers aren’t glued in, I can switch them out if I want!


Video:


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I have so many different textures on my “vase”! I used the crazing medium and the grid drywall tape from the kit, and some crackle paste and glitter from my stash to decorate the jar!

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As you can see, I used the crackle paste with the stencil from this months kit! I love the stencil from this month, it is a “simple” leaf pattern which makes if very versatile!

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The final coat on the piece was to spray it with (and roll it in!) the “Treasure Island Aqua” Moon Shadow Mist by Lindy’s Gang that came in the kit!

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In addition to the December Mixed Media Kit, I used:

  • FabriTac
  • E6000
  • Distress Glitter Dust – Vintage Platinum
  • Basic Grey-Juniper Berry-Balsam
  • Prima White Crackle Texture Paste
  • Tim Holtz Sanding Block
  • Mainstays Foliage
  • Jute Twine
  • Old Jelly Jar

YouTube Hop-Get some “Christmas Cheer” with Tres Jolie Kit Club & Blue Fern Studios!

Good morning! I hope y’all are ready for an exciting YouTube Hop where you will be viewing projects created by Design Team Members from Tres Jolie Kit Club and Blue Fern Studios! All of the projects you will be seeing are showcasing the new “Christmas Cheer” line by Blue Fern Studios; the line you can find in the December Scrapbooking Kit by Tres Jolie Kit Club!

**Important** Be sure you give each video a thumbs up, leave a comment, and follow each channel for a chance to win a prize! Thank you!!**

**The Hop will run from December 6, 2019 – December 20, 2019**

To get you started, here is the project I created for the hop!

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Using the “Christmas Cheer” papers, I altered a wooden box and created an accordion fold album to fit inside.


Hop Video:


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After removing the hinges and latch off the box, I used some of my “Christmas Cheer” papers to wrap the box! I then used some “Bronze Age” Prima wax from my stash, added the poinsettia clusters, from Blue Fern Studios, the ornament chipboard from the “Christmas Cheer” line, the charms, and the Prima bird, all found in the Tres Jolie Kit!

The hinges are the original hinges, but I changed the latch to a slightly more ornate on I had in my stash and added some feet, also from my stash, to the box. On the edges I rubbed on a mix of Prima waxes and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.

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As you can see, I used more of my Prima wax on the chipboard ornaments and on the charms before tucking them into the clusters! I also put a light dusting of the Lindy’s Gang, “Silver Moon Mistletoe,” (from the kit) on the poinsettias!

To “dye” the interior of the box I used my Distress Oxide Spray “Blueprint Sketch” & Distress Spray Stain “Weathered Wood;” which I then followed up with a coat of Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Sealer so the epoxy wouldn’t leech the color out. I sprinkled some Prima mica flakes in the lid and base, poured in my epoxy, then sprinkled some more mica flakes on top. The epoxy takes 24-hours to cure, so I set my pieces on a high, level shelf and left it alone! (Well, I might have dragged something to stand on so I could peek, but I didn’t touch it!)

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I created my own knobs using a Prima mould, Amazing Cast Resin, and some Chicago screws (post & screw connectors). To give the knobs their color, I stirred in some “Heirloom Gold” Perfect Pearls into the resin before pouring it in to the mould, and after it was set I added some metallique wax.

I used some sari silk to create the tie closure for the album and to tie the tag “bundles” together for each pocket.

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The album is now ready to have some memories added! There is ample space for photos and notes, and the box can be used as part of your décor as well as keeping the album protected!


**To see the full list of participants, visit my YouTube video (above) and check the description box!**

**Important** Be sure you give each video a thumbs up, leave a comment, and follow each channel for a chance to win a prize! Thank you!!**

**The Hop will run from December 6, 2019 – December 20, 2019**


In addition to the December 2019 Scrapbooking Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club, I used:

  • Country Craft Creations Artisan Linen Cardstock Black
  • Recollections 2-1/2” Circle Punch

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Tres Jolie December 2019 Reveal & YouTube Hop!

It’s time for our December kit reveal.

Scrapbook kit

This months kit is filled with  gorgeous new products.  You will find a lovely assortment of patterned papers and perfectly coordinated embellishments.  This month we have some gorgeous papers from Blue Fern Studios. 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 December 2019 kits:

Scrapbook kit

*Scrapbook Kit*


Mixed media kit

*Mixed Media Kit*


Cards, Tags and More 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.

Love them, right! You can still get one of your own. Become a subscriber and you will never miss out on our gorgeous, coordinated kits. Just visit  Tres Jolie subscribe.

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


Plus we have a bonus YouTube video hop going on. Make sure you watch all the videos and leave a comment for a chance to win prizes from Both Tres Jolie and Blue Fern Studios. Get started with the project I made for the hop with the video below!



Tres Jolie will host a different challenge each month. This month we are ending the year with a bang. We have two (2) sketches and a mood board challenge. Theses sketches/mood board  can easily be used to create a card, tag, layout or maybe an altered project. We want to see what you do with our kit(s) and our mood board.

Here they are:

December sketch

*Sketch Challenge*

Mood board challlenge

*Mood Board Challenge*

Card sketch

*Card Sketch*


Place your entries in the mood board challenge folder on Tres Jolie Kit Club Cafe Facebook page. This challenge ends on December 31st, 2018 at 11:59 pm CST.


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All the designers will be revealing their projects on the Tres Jolie blog all month long. Make sure you join us for tons of inspiration, including video and photo tutorials. Happy Holidays!!

Junk Journal-Tres Jolie Kit Club November Mood Board

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For me a “scrapbooking kit” doesn’t necessarily mean I’m going to be making scrapbook pages! Sometimes I just can’t resist using (almost) everything up in one project, like the junk journal I made for this month mood board!


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Process Video:


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The November Scrapbooking Kit from Tres Jolie Kits:

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In addition to the November Scrapbooking Kit, I used the following products (contains affiliate links, at no extra cost to you! Thank you for your support!):


The Etsy store mentioned in the video is Memoires Parisiennes


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November Tres Jolie Kits – Mixed Media–Pumpkin Stack

Hello everyone! I’m up on the blog today sharing my pumpkin stack that I created as one of my Guest Design Team projects for Tres Jolie Kits, using the November Mixed Media Kit!

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I loved the turquoise, Inka-Gold paint from Viva Décor that came in this months kit! It has a nice, smooth paste-like consistency, that can be put on with your finger or a brush straight from the container! Or, you can do as I did, and add some to a misting bottle with some of the Prima® Silver Mica Powder, also found in the November kit, and make your own shimmer-y, glimmer-y mist! I used my homemade mist on the flowers.


Watch me here:


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One of my favorite product types in the mixed media world is any type of “crackle” product, so I was more than happy to see the bottle of DecoArt® Media™ Crackle Paint in the November kit, and I couldn’t help but put a nice thick layer on my pumpkin stack after coating it with some clear gesso.

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After my crackle paint dried I added some of the turquoise paint, trying to create an Ombre effect on the pumpkins. I then used a mesh/net bag (that the little pumpkins came in) to wrap the stack, using some jute twine at each layer.

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I let my homemade mist soak into my flowers some, then, after they were dry, I used some gel medium to attach them to the pumpkin stack.

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For the finishing touches I added some sisel fibers for some added texture, and finished them off by brushing on some Glossy Accents and a sprinkling of the glitter from this months kit!

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Steampunk Clipboard Calendar-November ReneaBouquets Facebook Swap

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This month for the ReneaBouquets Swap over on Facebook we created clipboard calendars for each other. My partner indicated that she liked steampunk, so I decided to make a perpetual calendar in a steampunk style! (Yes, the gears really do turn!)


Process Video:


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Using a cut file from the Silhouette Store I printed the numbers on a transparency sheet and fussy cut them down as close to the numbers as I could get for each of the ReneaBouquets gears. The gears were one of my main concerns because I knew they would need some extra support to keep them turning, so I used some E6000 to adhere washers on the top and bottom.

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As you can see in the video, it took me a few tries to get everything “just right,” and I have quite a few layers of mediums on the background, but I am happy with how everything turned out! This was my first time attempting to add moving parts to a project, but now that I know [mostly] what to do, I think I’ll be looking for more ways to add moving parts in the future!

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Silhouette Store:

  • 2020 Calendar (ID #301534)
  • Dial Calendar (ID #32429)

ReneaBouquets:

  • Beautiful Board Ornament Gears
  • Mulberry Paper Flowers Orange & Mini Orange
  • Mulberry Paper Leaves

Creative Embellishments

  • Pipe Works

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  • Ayeeda Paint-Red Bronze

The following products are affiliate links, at no extra cost to you! Thank you for your support!

Pipe Mould


Other:

  • Bulldog Machine Screw Value Kit (MA-519)
  • Bulldog Fender Washers (WA-567 & WA-569)

Steampunk Pocket Letter – November 2019

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This month over at scrapbook.com my partner, Donna, and I decided on a steampunk theme for the Pocket Letter swap hosted by Jess. As I told Donna when we were deciding, I have more steampunk items than could possible be considered healthy! And I assure you, what I used here won’t even be missed!


Process Video:


Close-ups:

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For the “metal” on the cards I used Amazing Cast Resin to pour onto the embossing folder. These had been done previously, which is why the process isn’t in the video. I picked up the technique a couple of years ago from Keren Tamir, but after all this time I don’t think I could find her video again!

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My partners favorite flowers is the sunflower, but I didn’t have any of those laying around already made so I made some plain white ones, yellow! And her favorite color? Purple!

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I love steampunk because part of it’s charm is being able to mix multiple metals! For me personally, I think steampunk needs at least two metal finishes, but 3+ is better!


Products:

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Other products:

Creative Embellishments:

  • Steampunk Clock Corner
  • Steampunk Gears Corners 2
  • Gears 1” & 1-1/2”

Seth Apter-Chunky Rust Baked Texture

Lindy’s Gang:

  • Starburst Squirts – Polite People Purple
  • Flat Fabio Sprays – Pineapple Paradise
  • Embossing Powders – Hollyhock Scarlet Plum, Tannenbaum Green Gold, & Midnight Bronze

Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing and Watermark Ink

ReneaBouquets:

  • Dusty Plum Mini Roses
  • Beautiful Board Clock Face

Shimmerz – Coloringz – No Yolking

Prima-Flower Embellishments Box-White Flowers

13 @rts-Ayeeda Paint-Red Bronze

Heart Pendant & Chain and Metal Gears from AliExpress

Clipboard Calendar – ReneaBouquets November Swap on scrapbook.com

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This month over on scrapbook.com, ReneaBouquets Design Team Member, Donna, hosted a clipboard calendar swap. This is what I made for my partner, who told me a few of his faves, which include shabby chic, greens, and purple! As soon as I had that list I knew I’d be using paper from Blue Fern Studios “Eclectic Charm” line and tons of ReneaBouquets elements!

Check out my process video to see the transformation!


Process Video:


Close-ups:

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ReneaBouquets Products:

Mulberry Paper Flowers

-Dusty Plum Spring Mix

-Mini Plum

Beautiful Board – Circle Link Elements

Tiny Treasures Citrine Quartz Premium Paper Butterflies


Silhouette Design Store Files:

Harvest Ledger Pattern (#20766)

2020 Calendar File Cards (#303333)


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Other Products:

Blue Fern Studios – Eclectic Charm

Green Glass Microbeads – From Toni in the October RB FB Swap!!

November Tres Jolie Kits – Mixed Media – Altered Paintbrush

Hello everyone! I’m up on the blog today sharing my altered paintbrush that I created for my Guest Design Team project for Tres Jolie Kits, using the November Mixed Media Kit!

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I loved the turquoise, Inka-Gold paint from Viva Décor that came in this months kit! It has a nice, smooth paste-like consistency, that can be put on with your finger or a brush straight from the container; or you can water it down as I did when I added it to the brush!


Watch me here:


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One of my favorite product types in the mixed media world is any type of “crackle” product, so I was more than happy to see the bottle of DecoArt® Media™ Crackle Paint in the November kit! I had added gesso to the paintbrush quite a few months ago, and when I put the gesso on the heart I added more, just because I had some extra.

On top of the gesso I added a nice, thick layer of the DecoArt® Media™ Crackle Paint. I let the crackle paint air dry before adding the turquoise Inka-Gold paint, that I watered down so it would really get into the cracks. I used a heat gun to dry the brush enough to move, but I let it finish air drying because the brush bristles can’t take too much heat!

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I used some gel medium to attach the Prima® flowers that came in the kit this month, and before I added the heart, I used the Prima® Silver Mica Powder from the kit to make my own glimmer-y, shimmery mist that I sprayed all over the flowers and brush!

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For the heart, after the gesso dried, I just started using my finger to rub on some of the turquoise paint. I also knew I wanted to add some of the mica powder so I sprinkled some on. In the end the paint and the mica just got mixed together with some water! Then I sprinkled more mica on it all to give it “lumps.” (All of this is probably easier to “explain” in the video!)

I let the mix air dry, which gave the water mixture time to pool, allowing the paint to create its own shading. After all of that was dried I sprayed the heart with Mod Podge Glossy Acrylic Sealer to keep the mica [lumps] from rubbing off. After the sealer had dried I, more or less, painted some Ranger Glossy Accents on the heart and gave it a light coating of the glitter from the kit.

For “timeless” I just used my fingers to rub on some of the turquoise paint straight on the chipboard (no gesso) then glued it down with some JudiKins Diamond Glaze.

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November Tres Jolie Kits – Mixed Media – Altered Wings

Hello everyone! I’m up on the blog today sharing my altered wings, Guest Design Team project for Tres Jolie Kits, using the November Mixed Media Kit!

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Before I added any mediums I separated the layers of “feathers” and used a little pair of jewelry wire wrapping pliers to add some random curls to random feathers. I didn’t have a plan, I just picked a feather and curled!


Watch me here:


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I loved the turquoise, Inka-Gold paint from Viva Decor that came in this months kit, as you can probably tell from these wings! I found a way to use it just about everywhere! I added it to the wings, the pieces behind the flowers, and I watered it down to add to three of the kraft colored flowers from the 16 piece Prima® flower set that also came in the November Mixed Media Kit.

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One of my favorite product types in the mixed media world is any type of “crackle” product, so I was more than happy to see the bottle of DecoArt® Media™ Crackle Paint in the November kit! After gluing my various Prima® Trinkets together (which I might add, all came from previous Tres Jolie kits!) with some E6000® I added a layer of gesso, let it air dry, and followed with a nice, thick layer of the DecoArt® Media™ Crackle Paint. I let the Crackle Paint air dry before adding the turquoise Inka-Gold paint.

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I didn’t gesso the Creative Embellishments chipboard piece because I wanted the natural brown to come through to go with the rustic feel of the wings. I just used water and the silver mica powder by Prima® from the kit, to give a random coating.

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For the final touches I gave a light dusting of the glitter from the kit by brushing on some Ranger® Glossy Accents on the Trinkets, chipboard, and flowers before sprinkling on the glitter.

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Here you can see how I used the Inka-Gold paint to complement the patina that came on the wings. I didn’t want to cover all of the patina effect, but I also wanted the wings to “match” my flower cluster a little.


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