December 30, 2016

"Sincerely, Loretta Young" Layout - VIDEO TUTORIAL

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share with you my layout for the Words & Paintery challenge for December, 2016. You can find the video tutorial (mostly in fast forward) at the end of this blog entry.

Scrapbook Mixed Media Layout Loretta Young by Jessica McFall

The picture is a photocopy of my grandfather's original signed picture of the beautiful actress Loretta Young. When he was in the military and stationed in Hawaii, many actors, actresses, and high ranking military officials (including President Roosevelt) would visit the troops stationed there.

Here is the challenge board for Words & Paintery:


Here are some close-ups of my layout:






List of Products:
  • Canson Canva Paper
  • Tim Holtz
    • idea-ology paper - "French Industrial"
    • idea-ology Baroque Frame
    • Ranger Distress Spray Stain - Black Soot
    • Ranger Distress Spray Stain - Picket Fence
    • stencil - Stripes
  • 13@rts stencil - Doily
  • Prima Marketing
    • stencil - Floral Petites
    • Finnabair Clear Stamp - "Read to Me"
    • Wire Thread - Stark White
  • Wild Orchid Crafts
    • White Magnolia
    • Ivory Wild Rose
    • Ivory Open Roses
  • Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso
  • Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
  • Golden Glass Bead Gel Medium
  • Liquitex Modeling Paste
  • Liquitex Fluid Matte Medium
  • Acrylic Paint - Satin Vanilla
  • StazOn Ink Pad - Jet Black'
  • Cheesecloth, beads, and gems
Here is my video tutorial:



I hope you enjoy!

December 05, 2016

"Guns N' Roses" Layout

Hello everyone! This is my newest layout titled "Guns N' Roses" and this is my entry for the Words and Paintery challenge for November, 2016.

guns roses words and paintery challenge

Over the past year, I tried to do a layout for this particular picture many times. Every time I tried a layout for this picture, it seemed to lack something... so I just wasn't pleased with the backgrounds I created. When I saw that this month's challenge at Words and Paintery had to do with a Guns N' Roses song, I thought to myself, "Well, it is now or never!"

Here is the Words and Paintery challenge board:


Trying to do a layout for this picture was definitely outside my comfort zone. I am just thankful that I recently bought the 13@rts stencil "Always the Music", because that definitely added a nice touch.

Here are some of the details:



List of products:

  • 13@rts
    • Paper - Timeless Collection - "Good Times"
    • Stencil - "Always the Music"
    • Mist - Pastel Raspberry
  • Lindy's Stamp Gang
    • Starburst Spray - Bodacious Blush
    • Starburst Color Shot - Bit O' Bubbly
  • Ranger
    • Distress Paint - Picket Fence
    • Distress Paint - Black Soot
  • Prima Marketing
    • Flowers - Solid Rose
    • Wire Thread - Stark White
    • Color Bloom Spray - Cobalt
  • USArt Quest - Mini Prills - Minnie Pearls
  • Art Anthology Stencil - Cracked
  • Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso
  • Liquitex Modeling Paste
  • Golden Glass Bead Gel
  • Silhouette Portrait
Thank you for taking a glance today! *hugs*