Thursday, January 14, 2021

Wedding Day Portrait


The January Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie contains a wonderful array of mediums and several packages of Prima flowers. But the highlight of the Kit is Tres Jolie’s own Vintage Frame! Yes, Tres Jolie now carries its own designed and cut line of chipboard and wood embellishments.…

I decided to use my frame to display my parent’s wedding portrait that I changed from black and white to a very vintage looking color photo.

I began by applying a small bit of glue to the tab on the bottom of the frame, attaching it to the base and allowing it to set for a bit.

I covered the entire surface with black gesso and allowed it to dry. I gave the base and front a good coating of crackle paste, then set it aside for a while.

 For the final (and magical) layer, I used the Dina Wakely white acrylic from the kit. This is a nice, thick medium and I was able to vary the application with some thick and some thin areas to give the appearance of an old piece of furniture.

I used the same acrylic paint to cover the back of the oval that I used as a base for my photo so I could pencil in the “Who” and the “When” on the back. Once the image was glued on, I attached it all to the frame.

I mentioned that the kit came with several packages of flowers; one of these was a vine and I absolutely love vines! I trimmed the stem a bit and glued it to the frame.

I adhered a few Art Stones onto the base and gave them a coating of Sparks acrylic.

 I selected two of the blooms from the remaining flower package, dry brushed the petals here and there with more of the white paint and gave them a bit of sparkle with Micro Beads before gluing them to the base.



***Très Jolie January Mixed Media Kit***

Tres Jolie – Vintage Frame

Prima – Poetic Rose Collection – Flower Embellishments – Roses for You #637378

Prima – Sugar Cookie Christmas Collection – Flower Embellishments – Sugar Sweet #648503

Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media – Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – White #MDQ54122

Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Sparks Acrylic Paint – Butterfly Spells #964122

Prima – Finnabair – Art Ingredients – Art Stones #963705

Prima – Finnabair – Art Ingredients – Micro Beads – Blush #962593


Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – Gesso – Black #961459

Plaid – Folk Art – Crackle Medium #694

Liquitex – Gel Medium – Matte



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