Thursday, April 2, 2020

Imagine: An Altered Cutting Board

This is my last project using the March Kit from Très Jolie: I’ve altered a cutting board using the Mixed Media Kit, featuring not only the board but a transparency, a set of resin frames, flowers and butterflies and the mediums to tie it all together.

I started by slightly watering down a dab of the Olive Green acrylic paint. I used this to coat the front and sides of the board and setting it aside to dry.
Meanwhile, I took a chipboard word from my stash and applied several coats of embossing powder to give it some dimension.
Back to the cutting board… I traced this onto the transparency sheet and cut it out to fit.
I gave the board a thorough coating of gel medium and covered it with the transparency, using a brayer to flatten it to the surface.
Next, I thinned the Café au Lait acrylic paint with an equal amount of water. I covered both of the resin frames (the watered down paint gives a whitewash look when dry) and used the remaining paint to lightly go over the center of the transparency.

Time to assemble… I used gel medium to fasten the larger frame and added the chipboard “Imagine”, using thin strips of foam tape to make it pop.
Once that was set, I backed the left side of the smaller frame wit more foam tape and applied gel medium to the bottom of the right side to glue it all down.
The cutting board came with a white rope hanger that just didn’t match my project, so I traded it out with a thick piece of twine to keep with the rustic look.
I used all the flowers that came with the kit, as well as an entire package from the Main Kit to embellish the frames, tucking in vines that I had fussy cut from the remaining transparency.
 Lastly, I double layered the butterflies, gluing the rust over the patina and scattered them here and there to finish my project.

A few closeups:



***Très Jolie March Mixed Media Kit***
Darice – Unfinished Wood Paddle – 6.2” x 12” #30052991
13 @rts – Transparent Printed Foil – Rhapsody
49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Flower Mini Series 01 – Ginger #MS-88367
Prima – Memory Hardware – Resin Frames – Petite Round Frame #993658
Prima – Finnabair – Mechanicals – Scrapyard Butterflies #967147
13 @rts – Ayeeda Medium – Acrylic Gel Medium – Transparent
13 @rts – Acrylic Paint – Café Au Lait
13 @rts – Acrylic Paint – Olive Green

***Très Jolie March Kit***
49 and Market – Flower Embellishments – Country Blooms – Ginger #CB-88480

Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Dream Word Set
Blue Fern Studios – Imagine Ink – Embossing Powder – Black Sand
Ranger – Embossing Powder – Super Fine Detail – Black #EPJ37392

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

My Happy Project: A Few ATCs and a Box to Hold Them

The March Cards, Tags and More Kit from Très Jolie is all about ATCs, aka Artist Trading Cards. Not only did I receive a box full of card bases from Prima, but the kit came with several sheets of rice paper from Stamperia plus flowers and doodads to create all sorts of designs.
Here's what I came up with, starting with the box itself…

 Using a stipple brush, I began by coating the entire outside, plus the inside flap with Bronze Age metallic wax. I “borrowed” a piece of chipboard from the Mixed Media Kit and coated it with Vintage Gold wax and attached it to the front. Next, I took the glass bulb that came with the hairpin and glued it to the metal piece. I coated this with Aged Brass wax and placed it in the center. I altered a few of the Sweet Lavender flowers with acrylic paint and arranged them around the front.
Lastly, I attached a phrase from a Cosmo Cricket sheet that I’ve had for a few years.

A metal filigree piece from my stash, treated with Aged Brass wax, was glued to the side.

I thought that this image from the Photobooth Pad (part of last June’s Mixed Media Kit) was perfect for the inner cover.


Once I finished the box, I started to work on my ATCs. I ended up creating two sets of three.

For the first set, I used some of that gorgeous rice paper and flowers and a metal clock from the kit, as well as a few items from my stash.

For the second, I used packaging and the stamp that came in the kit to create a variety of background. I added flowers and some of those doodads mentioned above, along with some Tim Holtz Paper Dolls and more of the phrases from the Cosmo Cricket sticker sheet.

Here are the details:

Some chippie gears (treated with Vintage Gold wax), a small clock and a few of the Opal flowers are all that are needed to embellish this background.

A pair of keys from my stash go perfectly with the sentiment; I’ve added a scattering of flowers to finish it off.

A few chippies, a few flowers here; I didn’t want to cover that wonderful image on top.

This happy couple is standing on the packaging that came with the hatpin piece; I colored the bride’s bouquet with a few markers and added a bit of lace from my stash to the side.

I created the background with the Prima stamp that came with the kit and Distress Ink. This little miss stands beside tickets and filmstrip ribbon that I fastened with staples. 

 My last: packaging from Scrapaholics chipboard, some filmstrip ribbon, a Finnabair numeral and a sticker sentiment, along with a piece of lace trim make a perfect setting for this vintage pair.



***Très Jolie March Cards, Tags and More Kit***
Stamperia – Decoupage – Rice Paper Sheet – A4 – Clockwise Cards #DFSA4287
Prima – ATC Cards – Blank Kraft Cards – 52 Pcs #588423
Prima – Flower Embellishments – Opal #595012
Prima – Lavender Frost Collection – Flower Embellishments – Sweet Lavender #635091
Prima – Finnabair – Mechanicals – Metal Embellishments – Mini Roman Numerals #960230
Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Film Strip Ribbon #TH92820
ScrapBerry’s – Glass & Metal Embellishments – Hairpin with Glass Decoration #SCB24001011
Très Jolie – Train Tickets – 2 Pcs
Très Jolie – Mini Clock Face – 1 Pc
Prima – Finnabair – Clear Stamp – 2.5 x 2.5 – Love Potion #966973

***Très Jolie March Mixed Media Kit***
Scrapaholics – Laser Cut Chipboard – Brick Pieces

Cosmo Cricket – Stickers – Tiny Text #TX905
Creative Embellishments – Laser Cut Chipboard – Mini Gears
Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-ology Collection – Paper Dolls #TH93555
Prima – Art Daily Planner Collection – Sticker Pad – Vintage Photobooth #964832

13 @rts – Ayeeda Medium – Acrylic Gel Medium – Transparent
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold #963958
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Aged Brass #963965
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Bronze Age #964023
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Acrylic Paint – Metallique – Ancient Coin #963057
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Acrylic Paint – Metallique – Steampunk Copper #963064
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Brushed Corduroy #TIM21421
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Marker – Mermaid Lagoon #TDM43492
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Marker – Twisted Citron #TDM43539

As always, I want to thank you for peeking into my blog; your visits mean a lot to me.