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!
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
K & Company “Que Sera Sera” patterned paper