Tres Jolie Kit Club-October 2020 Mixed Media Kit-Autumn Centerpiece

Hey, all! Welcome back to my corner!

October is almost over, and here in the United States the leaves are in various stages of turning as we are head into our “holiday season.” For my final October project I decided to create a custom autumn center piece using those beautiful Dina Wakley paints and the Nuvo spray found in the Tres Jolie Kit Club October Mixed Media Kit.


With a few inexpensive, store-bought gourds, pumpkins, and pinecones I was able to add a bit of paint and create a custom décor piece. Check out my video to see how it all came about!


On each gourd and pumpkin I blended two of the Dina Wakley paints; Eggplant with Tangerine, and Peacock with Lemon, except the smallest pumpkin, which is Peacock with Tangerine.


All-in-all this was a rather easy and straight-forward project. The paints are so easy to work with and blend together beautifully! Plus, there is not “right” or “wrong,” you just add the paint, layering and blending, until you are happy with the results.


After my Dina Wakley paints dried, I coated all of the stems in some “Vintage Gold” Metallique Wax, then coated all of my gourds and pumpkins in some “Clear Rock Candy” Distress Crackle paint. I really love the frosted look it lends to the pieces.


I wanted to do “something” with  those little pinecones of mine, and I decided to give them a nice coating of the Nuvo “Cocoa Powder” Sparkle Spray from the kit. It darkened them up and gave them some shine! As a final touch, to set that Sparkle Spray, I coated the pinecones in a layer of Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Gloss Sealer.

To create my finished cluster I used a super heavy gel to hold everything together.


I hope you enjoyed this project and it gave you some ideas of what you can do with the mediums found in this month’s Mixed Media kit!

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October 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

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

Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso & *Metallique Wax “Vintage Gold,” Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint “Clear Rock Candy,” & Distress Brush, Liquitex Matte Super Heavy Gel, Mod Podge Gloss Clear Acrylic Sealer, Foam Pumpkins & Gourds, small pinecones

Fairy Moonlight – July 2020 Mixed Media Place Challenge

Hey, all! Welcome back to my little corner!

Today I’m bringing you a little piece I did for the July 2020 Challenge over at the Mixed Media Place blog.


Looking at the moodboard for this month I was immediately drawn to the mushrooms. I absolutely adore mushrooms in art. In food, I can tolerate them (except those white “button” mushrooms, Ewww), but in art I absolutely love them! In addition to the mushrooms, all the colors kept making me think of sunsets and the dusk of early evening. Check out my process video, which can be found under the Mixed Media Place Moodboard!


Mixed Media Place Moodboard

Process Video:


I have quite a few mediums making up my background; a couple of Jacquard Paints topped with three different Distress Oxide Sprays. For my moon and stars, I used two Prima/Finnabair paints, one of which is “Unicorn’s Hair,” which was also used for my splatter!


I really loved the idea of just having a fairy silhouette looking at the night sky, so I grabbed up my Creative Embellishments chipboard, added some black gesso, but by the end, I decided to add a coat of “Charcoal Black” Matte Wax.


I used “Burnt Sienna” Liquid Acrylic Paint to give some shadowy depth behind the mushrooms.


To add a little extra to the moon and stars I lightly brushed on some “White Gold” Metallique Wax, and to give a little extra shine to the mushroom caps I added some “Heather Hills” wax on the front curves (if that makes sense!)


Thank you for joining me here at my little corner! I hope you enjoyed this project and I hope you’ll visit me again soon!

Stay Crafty,


Creative Embellishments “Mega Fairy Chipboard Pack In Black,” Prima/Finnabair Sparks “Unicorn’s Hair,” Opal Magic “Yellow-Blue,” Liquid Acrylic “Burnt Sienna,” “Stars & Moons” Mould, Matte Wax “Charcoal Black,” Metallique Wax Cire Cera “White Gold” & “Heather Hills,” Lindy’s Gang Moon Shadow Mist “Gossamer Gold” & Starburst Squirts “Polite People Purple,” Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Paint “Antique Linen,” “Ground Espresso” & “Wilted Violet,” Distress Oxide Spray “Fossilized Amber,” “Worn Lipstick” & “Wilted Violet,” Jacquard Lumiere “Halo Pink Gold” & “Halo Violet Gold,” Floral Garden “Floral Moss,” Decorative Pebbles & Sand, Little Birdie Black Gesso, Creative Paperclay, Amazing Cast Resin, Liquitex Super Heavy Gel, TCW Gloss Gel Medium, Krylon Workable Fixatif, scrap piece of MDF (it was used as protection/packing material for something else I ordered)