Sunday, October 9, 2016

Scraps of Darkness "Blush" Portrait Painting

Hello Friends
Today I am sharing a portrait painting I created with the September Scraps of Darkness Kit titled "Blush"
You can find this kit and all others here in the Scraps of Darkness Online Store.

portrait painting by Lisa Novogrodski using the September Scraps of Darkness Kit "Blush"



I drew the portrait in graphite then painted it in a combination of acrylic paints, Colored Pencils, Prima Oil Pastels found in a past Scraps of Darkness kit, Prima Watercolor Confections found in the Creativity Add On here. The headpiece on this portrait was created by fussy cutting the florals and leaves from the Rossibelle papers found in the kit. The background was primed in gesso then after the portrait was painted I went over it again with gesso in a more textured way by using a thicker coat and brushstrokes. Finally I used the Prima Watercolor Confections in the background in pink and brown. I finished off this piece with some Gold Mica Flakes scattered in the background.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Scraps of Darkness Reveal 2- September Blush Kit

Sharing my second layout created with September Kit "Blush" from Scraps of Darkness. You can find this and all our kits here.  
I was inspired by the Prima Vintage Emporium paper in the kit and decided to do a grungy vintage layout. The photo is one Tim Holtz found relatives. I photocopied the card and make a photo. This way I have the original to use again. ;)

Vintage Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Kit "Blush"

I painted some masking tape and used that torn up along the edges. 

Vintage Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Kit "Blush"

We received a gorgeous Antique Gold Embossing Powder by Blue Fern Studios in the Color Add On here. I painted some chipboard with Art Anthology in a brown tone then embossed with the Blue Fern Powder. It gives it a wonderful textured antique effect.

Vintage Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Kit "Blush"

I used some of the Prima Rossibelle chipboard found in the Elements Add On here and mixed it in.

Vintage Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Kit "Blush"

Then of course I layered in a ton of flowers. You can never have too many flowers. ;)
You can find the Floral Add On here.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016

September Scraps of Darkness Reveal

The September Scraps of Darkness "Blush Kit" is here!

This beautiful kit has gorgeous Prima Rossibelle!
You can find our kit's and all the add ons here


Sunshine layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Blush Kit

I created a layout with these beautiful papers found in the paper add on. I used a combination of the Prima Rossibelle and Kaisercraft Treasured Moments.  I used lots of layering and fussy cutting techniques. 

Sunshine layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Blush Kit

I used the beautiful Blue Fern Studios Treasured Floral Frame the frame the photo. The frame was was first brushed with Prima's Rosewood Artisan Powder and then embossed Blue Fern Studios Gold Embossing Powder. Both are found in the Color Add On.


Sunshine Layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Kit Blush



Sunshine layout by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the September Blush Kit




I layered a ton of florals and used some stamping and masking in the background.
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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Giant Shabby Vintage Tag

I've got a new tag to share today created with the Scraps of Elegance August Kit "By the Sea"
Our kits and add ons can be found here

This tag is one of the Ranger measuring about 5 1/4 x 10 1/4. It is a nice big surface that will hold a lot of media and layering! 

I used Blue Fern Seaside Cottage as my base layer then added the "Notes From The Sea" cut out from the French Riviera collection. 
Giant Shabby Vintage Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"

I have an affinity for these vintage images especially on tags and altered items. This one is Lucy by Kristin Hubick for RetroCafeArt. I like to buy my images unless I can be sure they are copyright free. I never use any from pinterest unless they come from a copyright free source.  

The layers are stitched on a sewing machine. I used the beautiful chipboard piece from Blue Fern Studios called the "Seashell Frame". This was found in the Elements Add On you can find it here


I covered the chipboard in a layer of gesso then I used some crackle mediums on it. I think I applied it improperly though or was too impatient. I ended up without much in the way of crackles but lots of lumpy texture. It's ok because then I painted it with Art Alchemy in Opal Magic Pink Blue. Then I random stamped it and embossed it with Blue Fern embossing powder in Coral. The embossing powder was in the Color Add On found here.

Giant Shabby Vintage Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"


Giant Shabby Vintage Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"

The Creativity Add On contained Blue Fern Studios Seaside Treasures Chipboard found here.
 I embossed the starfish with a combination of encrusted jewels and blue fern embossing powders.

Giant Shabby Vintage Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"

We received some beautiful shells in our kit and I painted the once again with with Art Alchemy paint. I used some mica flakes mixed with glitter to spread in the background. 

Giant Shabby Vintage Tag by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the August Kit "By The Sea"

We always get a great selection of florals in the add on here. I usually pile the flowers on. I can't help myself. Then I finish off the bottom with book page fringe!

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