Thursday, July 13, 2017

Altered Wood Frame- Scraps of Darkness Seaside Kit

Hello Blog Friends!
Today I am sharing the "Multicraft Import Wood Photo Frame" included in the Creativity Add On of the June Scraps of Darkness Seaside Kit.
You can find the kit here and the creativity add on here.


Here I go with the Art Dolls again! This one went fishing!

I painted on a layer of gesso then used the Tim Holtz Burlap stencil and scraped a layer of the white Impasto Paint found in the Creativity Add On over the stencil. I used this all over the frame. The Impasto Paint is a very thick acrylic and works well for this. Once that dried and I did help it along with a heat tool I painted over it randomly. I watered down the Cobalt Impasto Paint (also in the Creativity Add On) and used both the Prima Art Alchemy "Sparks Unicorn Hair and Metallique Coral Reef" paints. I also used a Lumiere Paint in Bronze found in my stash. 


Altered Wood Frame by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the June Seaside Kit

My Art Doll takes center stage. He has gone fishing and caught the 49th and Market Sand and Sea Layered Embellishments... a Starfish to be exact. He is holding it all together with the Blue Fern Studios Anchors Away Chipboard. Both found in the Elements Add On. 
The Main Kit included the WOW Whirlpool Embossing Powder. I painted on some Artisan Powder then embossed with the WOW. It created a beautiful sparkle!


Altered Wood Frame by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the June Seaside Kit

Surrounding my little fishing man are a host of florals included in the Floral Add On. A mix of 49th and Market and Prima.

Altered Wood Frame by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the June Seaside Kit

Melinda always includes special details in our kits. I couldn't help but create with these tiny white shells and USArtQuest Ice Queen Prills found in the Creativity Add On. They really add a special touch to your project!

Altered Wood Frame by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the June Seaside Kit

A few close ups for you.

Altered Wood Frame by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the June Seaside Kit

Altered Wood Frame by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the June Seaside Kit


Altered Wood Frame by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the June Seaside Kit

Thanks for stopping by!
xo Lisa

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Kaisercraft Altered Birdhouse - Scraps of Elegance Mix'd Media Kit for May


Hello Friends-
Today I'm sharing the Off The Page Project for Scraps of Elegance May Kit "Mix'd Media"
I absolutely loved this creating with this Kaisercraft Birdhouse!


In case you haven't noticed I have a passion for art dolls and book page fringe. I used the beautiful Blue Fern Studios Happy Accident papers in background as the base for the whole birdhouse. I then used the Prima Art Alchemy Butterfly Spells Acrylic Paint over the edges of the birdhouse. I used some crackle paste and modeling paste with a stencil to create texture and interest in random areas on the roof and edges. I dabbed Prima rust paste on these areas to create a worn patina look.

Altered Kaisercraft Birdhouse by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the May Mix'd Media Kit

The front of my birdhouse has one of my favorite art dolls. I used a metal birdhouse found in the Scraps of Darkness Kit and some chipboard birds that covered in a blue acrylic paint and rust paste. Of course I added tons of flowers and leaves found in the floral add on because I just love flowers on my projects!


I wanted to do something different for my roof. I added book page trim and shaped it to look like a big nest. Then I added in some moss and a little birds nest and chipboard birds.

Altered Kaisercraft Birdhouse by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the May Mix'd Media Kit

The sides of the birdhouse are embellished as well. I used a lot of elements from the Tim Holtz Ephemera Botanical found in the Elements Add On. I also used my book page fringe along the edges.

Altered Kaisercraft Birdhouse by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the May Mix'd Media Kit

Here is a little close up of the front. Isn't she adorable?

Altered Kaisercraft Birdhouse by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the May Mix'd Media Kit

Another side view with layers of stencils, florals and ephemera.

Altered Kaisercraft Birdhouse by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the May Mix'd Media Kit
I also stamped randomly with the Blue Fern Clear Stamps Halftones found in the Elements Add On.


A close up of the perch using rust paste and crackle paste.

Altered Kaisercraft Birdhouse by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the May Mix'd Media Kit

I stenciled both with paste and distress ink.
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I added some wooden feet and painted with the acrylic paint found in the Color Add On.
Altered Kaisercraft Birdhouse by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Elegance using the May Mix'd Media Kit

This project was so much fun I loved creating it!
Hope you enjoy!
Thank you for stopping by!
Lisa




Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Artist Trading Block - Scraps of Darkness - May Kit- Attic Finds



Good Morning Blog Friends-

The Attic Finds Kit from Scraps of Darkness is probably one of my all time faves!
I just love the ephemera of 7 Gypsies and Tim Holtz. This really is my style and what I enjoy doing the most. Collage style work, altering and funky artsy details.
If you missed the kit you can find out kits here.

So much inspiration in one box!



I created this artist trading block using the 7 Gypsies Architextures in my background. You can see the pattern paper add on in the kit here.


Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds
I added layer upon layer cutting out bits and pieces from these papers and adding in the ephemera found in the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Emporium Pack found here.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

The Creativity Add On included the Prima Finnabair Rust Effects Paste. I used this on my box edges, all of my metal embellishments including the chains. I added spools for feet and used this on them as well.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds
Along with the rust paste I used some blue toned paint to achieve a patina effect on my metal.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

Also, I used a stencil and used the paste with that adding some texture to the pattern papers on the box.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

One of my little art doll girls holding some letters from Papermania-Mr. Smiths Workshop Alphabet Stickers found in the Elements Add On. She is also popping out a suitcase. This is also in the Elements Add On - 7 Gypsies Architextures treasured adhesive stacked suitcases.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

On the top of the box I used a Frank Garcia Memory Hardware latch coated in rust effects paste.


Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

I attached a few chains with dangles. 

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

I had the metal butterfly in my stash.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds
More close ups of the chains and the little bicycle. This is Scrapberry's Vintage Metal Charms found in the Main Kit. The bird cage is a Blue Fern Studios Chipboard found in the Elements Add On.

Artist trading block by Lisa Novogrodski for Scraps of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

Thanks a bunch for stopping in!






Friday, June 2, 2017

Tim Holtz Vignette Tray - Scraps of Darkness - May Kit- Attic Finds


Hello Friends-
Today I'm sharing a beautiful project I created 
with 
Creativity Add On for Scraps of Darkness May Kit "Attic Finds"


I used the Tim Holtz Ideo-Ology Wood Vignette Tray to create a Vintage Memories Scene...
You can find the Creativity Add On here...


Included in the Creativity Add On are the Finnabair Art Extravagence Rust Effect Paste Set. I used modeling paste on the outside edge of the box with a Tim Holtz Burlap Stencil. Then I coated it in the rust paste. I used brown first then dabbed on the red and yellow. I also used the Prima Art Alchemy Ancient Coin Acrylic Paint included in the Color Add On. I dabbed this on randomly and then also used a Luminiere Paint in a blue green tone I have in my stash.


Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

I love to make paper fringe. This along with art doll images seems to be my muse as of late. I used some book pages and cut them into fringe to line the inside of the box. The background and layers were created with the 7 Gypsies Architextures Papers and the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Ephemera Pack

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

My little art doll is holding a Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Key embellished with Distress Glitter.
The beautiful florals surrounding her are from the Floral Add On. I used a small wooden cube and adorned it with the Tin Ceiling Tiles by 7 Gypsies found in the Main Kit.

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

Also in the Elements Add On are the Blue Fern Studios Veranda Cage Set Chipboard. I painted these cages in Silver Lumiere Paint and embossed in Silver and Blue embossing powder. I also dabbed on the rust effects paste.

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

I had some little Frank Garcia Memory Hardware rings in my stash. I used these to adorn my birdcages.

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

Another close up of the bottom of the edge.

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds
 Here is a close up of the bird cage, ceiling tiles and little metal trinket.

Tim Holtz Wood Vignette Tray by Lisa Novogrodski for Scrap of Darkness using the May Kit Attic Finds

I hope you enjoy my project! This was a lot of fun. Try one!

 
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