Thursday, March 8, 2012

Marion and Robert-Seneca Park, Rochester, NY-Scraps of Darkness

This is my maternal grandmother and great uncle Marion and Robert Foster, I know this picture was taken in 1920 or maybe 1921. I used the wonderful Scraps of Darkness Victoriana Kit for this layout. I just adore the colors and embellishments of this kit. It is very versatile!
The photo mat is made from the Martha Steward Around the Page Deco fan punch. The photo measures 5x7 inches and with the border it fits perfectly in the 6.75x8.5 inch punched matte.
I used some plain brown cheap card stock to punch the matte and it was a much lighter brown than the rest of my page so I dyed the edges with vintage photo distress dye, then I used Perfect Pearls medium on it and covered the edges in gold metallic, then used a paper towel to brush some of it off. I also used gold Perfect Pearls on the metal flower that came in the Scraps of Darkness kit that is to the left of the picture. I sanded the raised edges first with an emery board and then added the perfect medium before dusting it with the gold powder.

If you love the look of distressed edges or want to achieve that vintage look, check out Craftysprinkles Easy Water Distressing Technique this is a close up of my water distressed edges. Thank you Mandy!
The big flowers I made in this picture I learned from Reneabouquets Astrid Flower Tutorial! The possibilities are endless with this flower! Thank you so much Renea!
Once my flowers are put together and dried I like to take my extra long tweezers and curl the edges of the flower under...these tweezers are also a great tool when you're using your heat gun on anything, especially something small. I don't know where to get them, I found these when I moved in my house. I choose to mist, crumple, dry and then ink my flowers. You can either follow the tutorial or do what works for you. Instead of the white tulip fabric paint I used liquid applique for the starburst punch you can find that here. Liquid Applique-Scrapbooking Warehouse
I hope you liked my newest layout! Be Sure to check out all of the tutorials I linked to they are super easy and fun! Also, come on over to Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance  if you're interested in the fabulous papers and embellishments you have seen here today! They also have more tips and tutorials! Thanks for visiting my blog! Sincerely, Amanda

1 comment:

  1. This is stunning! I love the antique look of the page!