September 27, 2016

"I am Machine" Layout

Hello friends! Today I would like to share my newest layout titled, "I am Machine".

Steampunk theme mixed media scrapbook layout for the Words and Paintery challenge September 2016

This is my entry for the Words and Paintery challenge for September, and here is the challenge board:

I hoped that I would have been able to finish my layout for the 13@rts challenge - the theme is steampunk this month - but I was unable to get to finish it until today. Since I was going for some sort of steampunk theme when I began, I immediately thought of the song "I am Machine" by Three Days Grace. In the main chorus, the lyrics that remind me of the Words and Paintery challenge board are: "...I am machine.  I never sleep until I fix what's broken...". So with the interesting colors in the challenge, I just went for it!

Here are some pictures showing the little details:

The steampunk theme was definitely out of my comfort zone, but I still had some fun making the gears.  (I painted my Tim Holtz idea-ology Sprocket Gears with black acrylic paint, randomly applied brown acrylic paint, and while the paint was wet, I sprinkled cinnamon randomly over the paint, allowing it to be thicker in some spots. I dried it with a heat gun, put Mod Podge over the gears, more cinnamon, and some Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals in "Red Hot Poker Orange". When you dry this layer with the Mod Podge, the gears bubble to give that rust effect.)

Here is the general list of products I used:
  • 13@rts paper - Aura Rosa collection - "Dreaming"
  • Tim Holtz idea-ology "Sprocket Gears"
  • Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain - "Dried Marigold"
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Magicals - "Red Hot Poker Orange"
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray - "Bodacious Blush"
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang Flat Fabio Spray - "Sandra Dee Sepia"
  • Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso
  • Golden Glass Bead Gel Medium
  • Golden Regular Matte Gel
  • Finnabair Art Ingredients - Microbeads - "Black"
  • Prima Flowers - "Solid Rose"
  • Prima 6x4" ATC Pad - "Time Traveler's Memories"
  • 'Hampton Art Studio G Alphabet Stamp Set
  • StazOn Ink Pad - "Jet Black"
  • The Crafter's Workshop Stencil
Thanks for taking a look today! I like having visitors to my blog. :-)


  1. Really great page! Love everything about it! Thank you for joining Words & Paintery this month.

  2. Gorgeous! You absolutely nailed the challenge! Thanks for joining us at Words and Paintery!

  3. Gorgeous project. I love it.. Thank you for joining Words and Paintery this month!

  4. Great page! I like how you colored these gears!
    Thank you for plaing with us at Words&Paintery.

  5. Great interpretation of the challenge! Thank you for joining us at Words&Paintery!

  6. It's gorgeous! Amazing details and textures. Thank you for playing along with Words & Paintery!

  7. Wow! Amazing project! Beautiful textures! Thank you for joining us at Words&Paintery!

  8. Gorgeous layout, Jessica! Love the textures! Thank you for joining us at Words and Paintery!

  9. so great!! Love it so much! Thank you for joining us at Words&Paintery.