December 03, 2017

"Magical" Mixed Media Layout - Words and Paintery Challenge for November

Hey everyone!  I have a new layout titled "Magical" for the Words and Paintery November Challenge.

Magical mixed media layout words and paintery challenge november 2017 scrapbooking Jessica McFall

The challenge board was literally a challenge for me.  I realized that I do not have much to match a Christmas theme.  I don't even have sequins or regular glitter to add to matte gel.  Using glitter glue was very time consuming!

Here is the Words and Paintery Challenge board:

Although it was a big challenge, I was excited to use my new Shimmerz Paints Spritz in Truffle for the background.  I love the elegant shimmer and color!  I made a great choice trying some Shimmerz Paints products.

So... I don't have any colored thread or lace.  I don't have red flowers either.  It took a lot of time to color everything.  Even the glitter flowers on my layout were pieces of white lace that I cut, sprayed them brown with Lindy's Stamp Gang Sandra Dee Sepia.  Then red glitter glue.

I actually made the title "Magical" in my Silhouette Studio software.  When I was finished, I duplicated the title 3 times and cut them out of 98 lb. mixed media paper.  I glued all 3 together very carefully, added a thin coat of clear gesso, then used my sprays to color it.  Homemade chipboard.

The roses are Wild Orchid Crafts' Ivory Roses painted using Distress Ink Pads in Fired Brick with a tiny bit of Black Soot.

And finally, I filled in a lot of the gaps with cheesecloth!

That's it for today!  Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  See you next time.

~Jessica McFall~


  1. Beautiful Layout, Thank you so much for sharing your Art with us over at Words & Paintery!

  2. Simply beautiful! I love it!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Words&Paintery

  3. Lovely layout! Thanks for playing with us at Words & Paintery.

  4. Ooo, it's magical!Thanks for joining us from Words & Paintery!

  5. So great and lovely atmosphere in your page! Thanks for playing with us at Words & Paintery.