Jackolynn the Pumpkin Witch

I admit it!  I’m a sucker for pretty paper!  The paper I used for this Halloween gem for Retro Cafe Art Gallery I have been holding on to for years.  You see, I started out as a scrapbooker so I had built up this massive stash of paper.  Fast forward a number of years and I realized that I am probably done with the scrapbooking arena and have my feet firmly planted in the realm of mixed media.

However, the urge to play with paper comes along every now and then and I have to dig through the very little paper I kept and put it to good use.  This piece uses K & Company’s “Que Sera Sera” paper pad.

One of my favorite things to do is to make the simple look complex and complicated.  Jackolynn was constructed using the simplest of techniques.  You’ll be amazed.

Step 1:  Grab that paper you’ve been hoarding and get ready to hack into it.  Trace each piece and cut them out.  Glue each cut piece to its substrate.  See that file in the photo below?  It is THE key to get nice, flush, and fresh edges.

Step 2:  Use an ink pad to ink your edges.  Ready for the mind blower?  Embossing powder!  Get your embossing pad and powders and go to town on those edges!

Step 3:  For the base, add moss for an instant upgrade!

Step 4:  Assemble your pieces and admire at how simple it was to do!

Supply List:

Retro Cafe Art Gallery Articulated Victorian Pumpkin Art Doll Kit
Retro Cafe Art Gallery Pumpkin and Jack-O-Lantern Cut-Outs
Retro Cafe Art Gallery Mini Bats Cut-Outs
Iced Enamels Relique Powder Carnelian
Piccolo Embossing Powders: Gilded Rose Gold, Shamrock Dreams, Girls Night Out, Mossy Glen
Embossing ink
E6000 adhesive
K & Company “Que Sera Sera” patterned paper
floral moss
printable face


8 thoughts on “Jackolynn the Pumpkin Witch

  1. Sheila AR

    She is festive and beautiful! Love how she turned out and thanks for the tips. I have been loath to use a lot of my hoarded paper b/c i am so ham-handed with it. You did heat set the embossing powder, yes? And I noticed you never mentioned or linked the name of the Mysterious Absolutely Needed THE KEY File Tool. 😮 And what is that other tool you show in the photo? Don’t go all Secret Chinese Recipe on us now LOL xoxoxo

    1. Chrissy Post author

      Hi Sheila! Thank you for your comment. I did heat set the embossing powder and the paper I used is by K & Company. It’s their “Que Sera Sera” line that was released in 2011. The file I used is just a simple metal file you can pick up at your local hardware store. The other tool are Westcott Clipper scissors that I’ve had for forever. I hope that answers your questions. I did go back and edit my post to name the paper I used.

    1. Chrissy Post author

      Hi Luci! Thank you for your comment. I am on a mad hunt to track down more of it. It was such a beautifully composed paper pad.


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