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!


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




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!


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:




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!


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!



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”!


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!


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


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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My altered frame for the August Lindy’s Gang Color Challenge!

This month for the Lindy’s Gang Color Challenge I put together this picture frame specifically to hold a picture of my mom when she was around two years old, standing waist deep in the ocean! (But I blurred her out because her swimsuit didn’t fit quite “perfect,” and in today’s time…*shrug*)

The following Lindy’s products can be found on this project (full product list after photos):

“Hawaiian Islands” Flat Magicals
*I used “Plumeria Pink” & “South Shore Sand” on my project*

“Time Travel Teal” Magical Shaker

The Lindy’s Gang Color Challenge!

Process Video:

Close Ups:


  • Lindy’s Gang
  • ReneaBouquets
    • Light Pink Mulberry Paper Roses (these specific ones aren’t currently listed, so she may be out, or I may have bought “Special Edition” ones. I also don’t know the “official” name!)
    • Chunky Glitter Glass
    • Diamond (It is mixed in the sand, so it doesn’t really show up unless the light hits it just right)
  • Fabrika Decoru
    • Chipboard
    • FDCH 320
    • FDCH 321
    • FDCH 322
  • Ranger
    • Embossing Powder
    • Aqua Tinsel
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Texture Paste
    • White Crackle
  • Simon Says Stamp
    • Clear Embossing Ink
  • Jacquard
    • Gum Arabic
  • Liquitex
    • Matte Super Heavy Gel
  • JudiKins
    • Diamond Glaze
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Sand
    • Gold Microbeads
    • Texture Pebbles

    Altered Notebook – June ReneaBouquet Swap

    Altered Notebook – June ReneaBouquets Facebook Swap

    The notebook is a 9″x6″ notebook I found at Wal-Mart.

    I’ve owned the Prima Wildflowers Pillar for a few years now, and have been waiting to use that big, orange hibiscus on just the right project! Apparently the “right project” does eventually come along! LOL

    ReneaBouquets always seems to have just the right pieces for so many of my projects.

    This flamingo is made with Amazing Cast Resin & a Wilton, silicon, candy mold!

    Some more “waiting for the perfect project” items I had been hoarding. Studio Calico was the first crafting supply subscription I used! I love them, and in a perfect world I’d be a subscriber to ALL clubs I could find, but since I don’t have Jeff Bezos’ money, I try different clubs, one at a time!

    And here is a process video if you’d like to see the high speed version of assembly!

    **I made the cut file for the “replacement” cover using Silhouette Studio.


    • Notebook Cover
    • ReneaBouquets
    • Purple Spring Mix Mulberry Paper Flower Set
    • Beautiful Board Small Twisted Chain Frame Set Laser Cut Chipboard Frames
  • Webster’s Pages
    • Dream In Color
    • Drifting
  • Studio Calico
    • {Yello!}
    • the floral print transparancy
  • Shimmerz
    • AcriTonez
    • Blue My Top
    • Pinkadelic
  • Ranger
    • Tim Holtz
    • Mini Blending Tool
    • Distress Oxide
    • Salty Ocean
    • Picked Raspberry
  • Dylusions
    • Stamp & Stencil
    • Quote Medley
  • Stampers Anonymous
    • Tim Holtz
    • Bubble Stencil
  • Prima
    • 2″ Silicone Brush
    • Wildflowers Pillar Pack
    • Mixed
  • Finnabair
    • 3D Gloss Gel
  • American Crafts
    • Thickers
    • Pick-Me-Up
  • Crate Paper
    • Oasis Ephemera
  • TCW
    • Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
  • The Paper Studio
    • Bright Lace Ribbon Scrap Pack
  • Chickaniddy
    • Mini Brads
  • Spellbinders
    • Tool ‘n One
  • Liquitex
    • Matte Super Heavy Gel
  • Daler Rowney
    • White Gesso
  • Krylon
    • Workable Fixative
  • Brea Reese
    • Texture Pebbles
  • Art Glitter Adhesive
  • Best 
    • 1″ and 1/4″ Ultra-Thin Permanent Double-Sided Tapes
  • Sorrento Crafts
    • 13 color stamen set
  • Silhouette
    • Cameo 3
  • Unknown/Unbranded
    • Stamen in largest Hibiscus
    • Lace on inside of cover
    • Chipboard
    • Flamingo
    • Wilton Candy/Fondant Mold
    • Flamingo
  • Prima
    • Finnabair
    • Metallique Paint
    • White Pearl
  • Wax Cire Cera
    • Indian Pink
    • Sweet Rose
  • Americana
    • Gloss Enamels
    • Black
  • Amazing Cast Resin
  • Daler Rowney
    • White Gesso
    • Tags
    • American Crafts
    • Amy Tangerine
    • On A Whim Collection Foil & Resist Tags
  • Shimmerz
    • Coloringz
    • No Yolking
  • Vibez
    • Jeni B Bleu
  • Ranger
    • Dylusions
    • Ink Spray
    • Funky Fuchsia
    • Squeezed Orange
  • Tim Holtz
    • Distress Ink
    • Twisted Citron
    • Picked Raspberry
  • Dina Wakley Media
    • Scribble Sticks
    • Sets 1 (Magenta) & 2 (Fuchsia)