Saturday, February 16, 2019


The February Kit from Tres Jolie is packed with so many goodies: paper, flowers, ephemera and a mould from Prima’s Midnight Garden collection, black resin pieces (also from Prima) and papers from 13 @rts’ Aqua Flora collection. The pretty colors and the watercolor feel of the designs from the latter have given me a chance to scrap this photo that my Daughter-In-Law took last fall. In addition, the Prima wax and concentrated watercolors that came in the Mixed Media kit inspired to take the watercolor look even further with my design.

To start, I took out one of my favorite stencils and stone effect paste and created a series of “bricks” here and there around the paper that had been pretreated with clear gesso. (I ended up covering most of what I did in the center.) Once the paste was set, I used a stipple brush to apply the wax to all of the “bricks”. I used my heat gun to help the wax spread a bit, and then applied another layer.

  Next, I went over the surfaces with diluted watercolor (these are really concentrated!) and spritzed the page with water. I stood the paper on edge and used my heat gun to spread and dry the colors.
Next came my layering, using the reverse of one of the Midnight Garden papers, as well as another piece from 13 @rts. To add a bit of interest, I punched part of the edge of one of my layers and added some blue corrugate from my stash. Once everything (except the photo) was glued in place, I used the black watercolor (again, very diluted) to outline the varied layers and some of the “bricks”.

Meanwhile, I had created a flower and two leaves with the Prima mould and allowed them to set overnight before coloring them. I added flowers, some from the kit, and some from my stash and further embellished my photo with one of the resin pieces and a few pieces of ephemera.

I scattered a few micro beads here and called it “finished”.


13 @rts – Aqua Flora Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Blue Dreams #616504
13 @rts – Aqua Flora Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Countless Love #616528
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Traveling Tickets #849092
Die Cuts with a View – The Corrugate Stack #MS-019-00002

Prima Marketing – Georgia Blues Collection – Flower Embellishments – Wilcox #636609
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Flower Embellishments – This Place #637903
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Ephemera 1 with Foil Accents #636043
Prima Marketing – Resin Collection – Resin Icons in Wood Box – Words #573362

Prima Marketing – Finnabair – Art Basics – Clear Gesso #961466
Prima Marketing – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Stone Effect Paste – Limestone #964368
Prima Marketing – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Opal Magic Wax – Turquoise Satin #964276
Prima Marketing – Art Philosophy – Concentrated Watercolor – Bora Bora #633806
Prima Marketing – Art Philosophy – Concentrated Watercolor – Onyx #633813
Prima Marketing – Finnabair – Art Ingredients – Glass Beads – Zinc #961695
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pads – Mini – Hickory Smoke #129691

Prima Marketing – Stencils Mask Set – 7.5 x 7.5 – Fence 2 #550011
Prima Marketing – Midnight Garden Collection – Mini Mould #636128
Prima Marketing – Re-Design Collection – Modeling Material – Air Dry #638290
EK Success – Paper Shapers – Edger Punch – Binding Edge #EKPL8002
Ranger – Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

Art Institute – Art Glitter – Liquid Adhesive

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