ReneaBouquets Upcycle Challenge-August 2021

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

Over at, ReneaBouquet’s hosted an “Upcycle” Challenge, and I decided my newly broken pair of scissors would be the perfect item to upcycle! I grabbed up a 9×12 canvas board, a bunch of mediums, chipboard alphas, some Finnabair Mould pieces, my ReneaBouquet’s and got going!


Check out my process video to see how everything came about!

Process Video:

Before I got too carried away, I remembered to take a photo of my broken scissors! I had probably owned these scissors 20 years or so, so they had a good run, but they decided to retire themselves! (How do I know how long I’ve owned them? Because I remember their original purpose! They use to be my fabric scissors!)


In addition to the Finnabair stencil, I added some “Bee Hive” Beautiful Bits to my background for some added texture.


This project was rather relaxing because I didn’t have a plan. I just started grabbing items, grabbing mediums, and seeing where everything would take me! It took a few layers of mediums to get the look I had originally envisioned, but I enjoyed the process!


I don’t know if I’ve ever said it, but I am absolutely IN LOVE with Finnabair’s waxes!! The colors, the finishes, the coverage…EVERYTHING!


You can see how many different Finnabair mould pieces I have on here! And, like her waxes, I love her moulds! I was super excited when she came out with her “dark” line, and I was even more excited when I realized I could get some use out of a few of those “dark” pieces on this canvas!



ReneaBouquet roses and Beautiful Beads were the final touch for this canvas. The beads coordinate with the background colors, and those roses are the perfect contrasting color.


Thank you for joining me in my little corner! I hope you enjoyed today’s project!

Stay Crafty, Friends

Products (*Items I’ve Collected From Tres Jolie Kit Club Kits!):

ReneaBouquets: “Bee Hive” Beautiful Bits, “Bronzed Teal” Beautiful Beads, & “Mini Purple” Mulberry Paper Roses & Leaves Set; Prima/Finnabair: Liquid Acrylic “Burnt Sienna,” Jewel Effect Paste “Crushed Amber,” Metallique Acrylic Paint “Rustic Brown” & *“Soft Satin,” Heavy White Gesso, Matte Wax “Rusty Red,” “Old White,” “Stained Wood,” “Ochre,” & “Patina Green,” Metallic Wax “Firebird,” Moulds “Mechanica,” “Nocturnal Elements,” “Wings & Bones,” “Skull & Bones,” & “Stars & Moons,” and “Bindweed Wallpaper” Stencil; Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Paint “Picket Fence;” *Ranger/DWM Acrylic Paint “Peacock;” *Lindy’s Gang Magical Shaker “Guten Tag Teal;” Studio Calico Chipboard Alpha, Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz “Woodgrain” Stencil; *KaiserCraft “Royal Damask” Mini Designer Template; ProMarine Supply Epoxy; Amazing Cast Resin; Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel & Clear Gesso; Unbranded Cabochons ; 9×12 Mont Marte Canvas Panel

Tres Jolie Kit Club-July 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Art Deco

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

Today I’m bringing you a décor piece I made for the Tres Jolie Kit Club using items from my stash, some epoxy, and the A.B. Studio chipboard & cut apart sheet and alcohol inks from this month’s kit.


Waiting for the epoxy to set up was the most time-consuming part of this project, and the second most time-consuming part was trying to decide how to arrange the clusters. As you’ll see in the video below, I went through a few arrangements!



Before pouring the epoxy, I coated the chipboard piece with some Lindy’s Embossing Powder.


I just added drops of the alcohol ink to the epoxy and “dragged” the color around, but didn’t mix it in thoroughly, creating the ribbons of color.


The clusters are made up mainly of the pieces cut from the A.B Studio sheet that came in the kit, but I added some odds and ends from my stash (that I had collected from previous Tres Jolie Kits!).


As a note, the gel medium behind the cabochons eventually dried transparent!


I set this up in a window so you could see how the light shines through.

I hope you enjoyed my project this week, and that it gave you some ideas of what can be done with the alcohol inks. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for more projects from the other members of the Tres Jolie Design Team and join our Facebook Group to see other subscriber’s projects!

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July 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

Mixed Media kit

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

Lindy’s Gang – *“Gossamer Gold” Moon Shadow Mist, *“Oakleaf Olive” Embossing Powder & *“Silence Is Golden” Embossing Powder, Creative Embellishments *“Pumpkin Vine Flourish,” *Darice Floral Embellishments “Yellow, Sweetwater Roses,” *white roses, Simon Says Stamp Clear Embossing Ink, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Ranger Mini Mister, 70% Isopropyl Alcohol (AKA Rubbing Alcohol), Ranger Emboss It Dauber, Pro Marine Supplies Epoxy, jewelry making chain, cabochons