Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Your Story Matters: A Mixed Media Project for Tres Jolie Kit Club


The July Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie comes loaded with an 8” x 8” canvas board, a package of flowers from 49 and Market, several bottles of Dina Wakley acrylics, Ice Resin from Ranger, and (best of all) a beautiful Mould from Stamperia.

Here’s what I came up with using the kit and a few items from past shipments:

To tell the truth, I couldn’t decide which of the frames I wanted to work with so in the end, I used them all. The Ice Resin that comes in the kit is enough to fill two or three of the moulds; I supplemented this with Clear Cast resin from my stash. Kim has created a YouTube tutorial on how to mix and pour this medium; here’s a link.

Once I had filled the frames, I put it all aside to set overnight while I worked on the canvas.

I began by covering the entire surface with the Turquoise paint and setting that with my heat tool. Next, I lightly applied the other two paints here and there, using up and down brush strokes. Once that was dried, I spread a small amount of Texture Paste to the center to make sure that the acrylic wouldn’t bleed through.

I selected a stencil that came in the November 2018 Mixed Media Kit and started to apply the Paste, beginning at the upper corner of the canvas.

Next, I carefully placed the stencil over the blank space on the right, making sure that the images lined up and again, applied the Paste. (It helps to use masking or painter’s tape to hold the stencil down at this stage.) I repeated this step to cover the bottom.

To create the effect of old wallpaper, I lightly spritzed the surface with some Lindy’s Moonshadow Mist and blotted it with a paper towel.

 I covered the resin frames with black gesso and let them dry, then applied Metallique Wax using a stipple brush.

I filled the frames with images taken from the Art Daily sticker pad that came in the June 2019 Cards, Tags and More Kit, added a sentiment sticker from the May 2019 Cards Kit and called it “done”.



 ***Très Jolie Mixed Media Kit***

Stamperia – Soft Maxi Mould – Princess - Fames #K3PTA470

Ranger Ink – Ice Resin #IRR-ICE25

Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media – Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – Ocean #MDQ54061

Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media – Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – Turquoise #MDQ54108

Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media – Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – Peacock #MDQ59851


Prima – Art Daily Planner Collection – Sticker Pad – Vintage Photobooth #964832

Prima – Art Daily Planner Collection – Sticker Pad – Sentiments #964849

Prima – Stencil – 6 x 6 – Flourish #564278

 ***Other Mediums***

Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – Heavy Gesso – Black #655350

Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Vintage Gold #963958

Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Paper Texture Paste - #965259

Lindy’s Stamp Gang – Moonshadow Mist – Gossamer Gold

Ranger – Distress Ink Pad – Brushed Corduroy

Alumilite – Amazing Resin – Clear Cast


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  1. Intrigued by resin—you make it sound easy. I’ve the results.

    1. LOVE the results, Mr. Autocorrect.

    2. Thanks, Billie! (And thank Mr. A. for the smile :) )