Monday, May 8, 2017

Mixed Media Monday 5.8.17 Jessica McFall!

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share my fourth layout using March's Scraps of Darkness "Boys Will Be Boys" Kit. For the past week, I have actually attempted several different layouts. Finally, I realized the problem I was facing: I was making my backgrounds way more complicated than they needed to be! When I realized what I was doing, it was like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders, and I was able to create this layout titled "Joy".


Here is a preview of the "Boys Will Be Boys" Main Kit and the Elements Add On kit for March:

"Boys Will Be Boys" Main Kit

"Boys Will Be Boys" Elements Add On Kit

Using the Blue Fern Studios "Chesterville" collection paper included in the Main Kit, I used black gesso and a stencil to begin my background. When that was dry, I used white paint with the Carabelle Studio Circle Collage Cling Stamp to add the white over the black gesso design. 


I wrapped some cheesecloth sprayed with black paint around the star buttons from the Elements Add On kit.


To add a little more interest to my background, I randomly applied the American Crafts POP! Microbeads in "Wave" (included in the Elements Add On Kit) with some matte gel medium. 


The title at the bottom is actually some of the BoBunny stickers in the Elements Add On Kit with some Glossy Accents over the letters. 


I liked how the title turned out, so I decided to add a pearl to each of my Darice Black Sequins from the Main Kit with Glossy Accents over the embellishments.


Thanks for taking a look today, and don't forget to take a look at our online store for the new April Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Kits!

~Jessica McFall~


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