Monday, May 1, 2023

This Time


I came up with this inspired by the April Kit and Mood Board from the Tres Jolie Kit Club, where the topic was all about flowers and foliage. There’s a lot of fussy cutting here, along with a bit of mixed media using mediums from my stash. (Having built up quite a collection, I’m determined to begin to use it all up!)

I started by looking over a few of the 6”x 6” sheets that came in the kit, selecting those that contained the images and colors that I would need, and spending a few hours cutting them out.

Once that was done, I selected two tubes of Impasto paint. I squeezed out a bit of the Mint and watered it down to a thin acrylic consistency and used it to cover the sides of an 8”x 11” canvas. I watered it down a bit more and lightly spread it here and there on a shutter from my stash.

I used a heat tool on the canvas to make sure that it was completely dry. I had already selected one of the 12”x 12” papers (I love how it looks like the weathered outside of a cottage.) and trimmed it down to a bit over 8”x 11”. After heavily distressing the edges, I adhered it to the canvas using matte gel medium.

I created some “bricks” using texture paste and a very old stencil and let it set completely before lightly applying Boudoir Pink Impasto over the surface to evoke a worn effect.

The center of the shutter piece was backed with a bit of patterned paper that had been treated with Old Paper Distress Paint and then fastened to the canvas.

Next, I started with my layering, using bits of packaging behind some of the pieces to add dimension. I kept on adding flower images until I was satisfied and then placed some of the flower embellishments – some from the kit and a few from my stash. Once that was done, I began to glue down the vine images underneath the cluster. My project still needed something, so I added a few pieces to the upper shutter and a few more to the upper corner and finished it all with a Wishing Bauble as my title piece.

A few closeups:





Paper Heaven – First Kiss Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper #PH-PPOOset

Sheet #1

Sheet #6

Paper Heaven – First Kiss Collection – 6 x 6 Double Sided Paper


49 and Market – Florets – Mango - #FM-39005

Little Birdie – Arion – Amor Mio - #CR79434

Prima Marketing – Flower Embellishments – Piper #594886

49 & Market – Wishing Bubbles & Baubles – Mango #VAC-35243


Prima – Memory Hardware – Venetian Shutter #996363


Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Impasto – Mint #966416

Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Impasto – Boudoir Pink #966379

Prima – Finnabair – Art Basics – 3D Matte Gel #961398

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

Ranger – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink Pad – Old Paper #TIM19503


Prima – Masks – Fence #2 #550011


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


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