Tuesday, November 23, 2021

In My Heart - A Mixed Media Project


Today, I’d like to share the project that I made with the November Mixed Media Kit from Tres Jolie: a frame with layers and layers of mediums featuring a photo I love: that’s my Aunt Bernie holding a very young “me” in the summer of 1947.

Even with the layers, this was a quick project, as all of the mediums dried fairly quickly. I began by assembling the frame and gluing it down with Art Glitter Glue. Once it was set, I primed the entire surface with white gesso. Next, I applied a thin coat of crackle medium (from an older kit) here and there – just enough to add some “see-through” texture. Still using a paint brush, I began to apply the Texture Paste that came in the kit, beginning with the Burnt Sienna, then the Royal Blue and finishing with the Lavender here and there. I allowed it to dry completely, then rubbed it in spots with sandpaper before using my finger to apply the Matte Wax, again just here and there. I finished by watering down a bit of the Lavender paste and lightly going over the surface with a fan brush.

I glued my photo to a piece of chipboard before attaching it to the baking piece and glued it down. I added that gorgeous Prima vine and Quote Chip (inked around the edges) from my stash and called it “done”

A few closeups:




 ***Très Jolie Mixed Media Kit***

Tres Jolie – Wooden Frame

Prima – Surfboard Collection – Flower Embellishments – Longboard #647155

Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Matte Wax Paste – Old White #967857

Prima – Finnabair – Art Extravagance – Texture Fantasy – Patina Paste – Junkyard Treasures #966010

Burnt Sienna


Royal Blue


Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-Ology – Quote Chips #TH93563

Golden – White Gesso

Plaid Enterprises – Folk Art – Crackle Medium #694

Ranger – Distress Ink Pad – Archival Ink – Picked Raspberry

Beacon – Fabri-Tac

Art Institute – Glitter Glue


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