Sunday, January 13, 2013

Flower Soft- what an amazing effect

When I first started scrapbooking and paper crafting, the biggest
"extras" you could add were Edged Scissors and Stickers.. boy how things have changed.
Dimension that is un-believable
With all the great embellishments out there that are pre-made, sometimes I forget the reason I started this hobby.. the Creative Element. Techniques are abundant and I love to learn new ways to spruce up my projects.

When I first heard about flower soft I thought, "It's just like embossing" and boy was I wrong.. With embossing, it is only one layer- but with Flower Soft... OMG the possibilities are endless...

To the left is a project I did at my shop to show how a pre-printed scrapbook paper could jump off the page with dimension. The paper was amazing to begin with, but the Flower Soft layers just made it incredible.

I decided to push my creativity and see what other projects I could create with Flower Soft... so I turned to my stash of Rubber Stamps. Now, most of my rubber stamps are very detailed, and to color them in with markers would take some time and sure enough if I went outside the lines, I would toss it and start again..(OCD..just a bit) but when I set in to pair them up with flower soft, I was amazed at how quick it went together.

I gathered my stash and a rubber stamp and started in. I Stamped on White Cardstock with Black ink.
Flower Soft has a special glue, and the tip on the bottle is very small for detailed work, so I started with the smallest areas and started to fill in the areas with the glue. Once glue was down, I sprinkled the various colors of flower soft onto the image, One Color at a Time ofcourse. i lightly press the flower soft into the glue and then tap off the excess and return it to the container for next time.
This particular project took me about 30 minutes to finish. When I was happy with the amount of colors from the flower soft, I grabbed my other favorite medium, Water Color Crayons to finish up the image. I love how it turned out.  Thanks for stoppin' by.


1 comment:

  1. i'm a huge fan of flower soft. I need to really work with it. I'm sorry to say I never thought of using it with printed scrap paper! I've always used it on stamped images. great idea I will have to try