Tres Jolie Kit Club-July Mixed Media Kit-Use Your Wings

Hey, all!

Welcome back to my blog. Today I’m bringing you my final project for this month using the second transparent gear from A.B. Studio that came in the Tres Jolie Kit Club’s July Mixed Media kit, along with the alcohol inks from the kit and some items from my stash.

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For this project I really wanted to showcase the transparent nature of that A.B. Studio gear so I used a gel medium to add some texture while retaining the transparency. Check out the video below to see the whole process as I was doing it!


Video:


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I really wanted a ton of texture on my gear, so in addition to the stenciling I have some sisel and some texture beads.

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I used the “Sunshine Yellow,” and “Sunset Orange” alcohol inks in the area where I would be placing the cluster.

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I used clear embossing power on some of the cut-out pieces, then used the “Purple Twilight” alcohol ink and the “Snow Cap” Mixative to add some color to the mushroom tops and some of the flower clusters. When I sprayed the ink with some rubbing alcohol I just let it bleed out how it wanted. I didn’t dry to clean it up or move it.

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On a few of the other embossed, cut-out pieces I used some of the “Snow Cap” Mixative.

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I think the olive green on the butterfly and words was the perfect complementary color to use with the three colors of alcohol inks that came in this month’s kit.

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Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie, I hope you enjoyed this project and that it gave you some ideas of what can be done with items from this month’s Mixed Media kit. I hope to see you again soon!


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July Mixed Media Kit:

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

*Prima Stencil Item #564278, *A.B. Studio “Vintage Elements 3,” Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution, 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (AKA Rubbing Alcohol), Ranger Extra Thick Embossing Powder – Clear, Ranger Blending Tool, Ranger/Tim Holtz Alcohol Ink Applicator Felt, Brea Reese Texture Pebbles, JudiKins Diamond Glaze, Liquitex Gloss Super Heavy Gel, Sisal, Ranger Heat It Craft Tool, Ranger Mini Mister

Tres Jolie Kit Club – *Follow Along With Us* – July Mixed Media Kit-A Day At the Beach

Hey, all! Welcome back to my blog!

Today I’m bringing you my first project for the Tres Jolie Kit Club for this month using the Mixed Media Kit. Recently, we have had some requests for more detailed instructions for the projects we create, so last month we started the “Follow Along With Us” series, where each month we will focus on a different kit and create a project using only items from that kit, staple items (i.e. glues), and/or household items (ex: isopropyl [rubbing] alcohol). For this project, I created a video to follow along with and I hope I didn’t overexplain or underexplain anything!

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Because alcohol inks dry so quickly, this was a rather quick project to put together! I just grabbed up my gel medium to adhere the flowers and photo, which I mounted on some cardboard for rigidity and my rubbing alcohol, that works well as an alcohol ink blending solution.

Check out my video for the full details and process, and make it with me!


Now, how about some close-ups?

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The top of the larger flower cluster on the left of the photo. You can also see some of the blending between the three alcohol inks, and the splattering of the “Snow Cap” Mixative.

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A close-up of the blending for the sky. As you can see, the splatters give a sense of depth depending on how much the “Snow Cap” reactivated the color behind it.

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I hope you enjoyed this project and it helped you in using the items from the kit this month! Make sure you keep an eye out each month for more of our “Make It With Us” videos and/or written instructions! I’ll be back next week with my project using that beautiful art deco chipboard from A.B. Studio.


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July Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed Media kit

In addition to items from this month’s kit, I used:
70% Isopropyl Alcohol (AKA Rubbing Alcohol), Ranger/Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution, Blending Tool, & Alcohol Ink Application Felt, make-up wedge, drinking straw, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, BEST 1” Double Sided Tape, Krylon Workable Fixatif, Ranger Mini Mister

Sunset Dolphin-Lindy’s Gang June 2020 Challenge

Hey, all! Welcome back to my little corner of the Internet!

Today I’m bringing you an altered mirror from Dollar Tree for the Lindy’s Gang June 2020 Color Challenge!

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I used a lot of Lindy’s Gang products just to make the three colors for the challenge! I know I only two are required, but I like trying to get everything in! The “Guten Tag Teal” Embossing Powder is the only Lindy’s product I own that was a match all on its own, I had to create the bright green and orange-ish coral, which I show in the video (below the Lindy’s Challenge board), plus I’ll add the details to the other photos on this post.


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The Lindy’s Gang Challenge Color Board.



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For the coral flowers, I mixed “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shaker, “Magical Mai Tai” Flat Magical, and “Plumeria Pink” Flat Magical powders. While the flowers were still wet, I sprinkled on “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shaker in the center. For the bright green flowers, I made a spray of the “Aloha Avacado” Flat Magical, but I didn’t think it was quite bright enough, so I also sprayed the flowers with “Pineapple Paradise” Flat Fabio Sprays.
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Fortunately, I had a few teal flowers that matched the “Guten Tag Teal” Embossing Powder I used on the ReneaBouquets Beautiful Board and in the center of the green flowers. For the frame around the mirror, I mixed the same colors I used on the coral flowers into some Liquitex Gel Medium and brushed it on. Then I spritzed it with water and sprinkled on more of the “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shaker.
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I wasn’t entirely sure what I wanted to do with the mirror, but I didn’t want to leave it as it was, then in finally dawned on me to use my alcohol inks! For the sunset sky, which needed to match the coral, I used “Sunset Orange” and “Flamingo.” For the water, which needed to match the teal, I used “Patina,” and to make my wave caps I used the “Pearl” mixative. I made a stencil from some scrap cardstock and a cut file from the Silhouette Store (ID# 297497) and used Nuvo Embellishment Mousse “Black Ash” to create the dolphin.

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And there you have it. I used a simple mirror from Dollar Tree and spruced it up using a lot of Lindy’s Gang products!

Thank you for joining me here in my corner!!


Products Used:

Lindy’s Gang: “Alpine Ice Rose” Magical Shaker, “Magical Mai Tai” Flat Magical, “Plumeria Pink” Flat Magical, “Pineapple Paradise” Flat Fabio Sprays, “Aloha Avacado” Flat Magical, “Guten Tag Teal” Embossing Powder, ReneaBouquets “Small Twisted Chain Frame Set,” Silhouette Design Store “Tropical Leaves” ID# 293541 & “Tropical Dolphin Sunset” ID# 297497, Prima Flowers (I don’t know which ones, I’ve had them for years!), Prima Melange Art Pebbles “Sugar,” Prima Flowers Item# 640040, Bazzill “Limeade,” Unbranded Gold Microbeads, Unbranded Stamen, Ranger Emboss-It Ink Refill, Fabri-Tac, E6000, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Liquitex Gloss Gel, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Tonic Nuvo Embellishment Mousse “Black Ash,” Ranger-Tim Holtz Alcohol Blending Solution, “Sunset Orange,” “Flamingo,” & “Patina” Alcohol Inks and “Pearl” Mixative, “Krylon Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze, Nicapa Cutting Mat, Silhouette Cameo 3, Mirror from Dollar Tree