Welcome to the CardMaker Blog hop!
Our theme? Animals!
I started with this cuddly critter couple from Stampavie. Stamped it in dark ink, and then proceeded to add a bit of color. Even though the birds were going to get the Flower Soft treatment, I still added a base color with my markers... just in case I had any "open spots" that didn't get fully covered... I didn't want my poor birdies to have bright white pox marks. I then colored up the rest of the image (the socks and the branch) as I normally would.
Once the image was colored up... I got down to adding the Flower Soft. I started with the smallest areas first (the face). I applied my glue so that it created a fully coated surface, and then sprinkled on some Ivory Flower Soft. Once that was done, I glued up the bodies and added the Delphinium Blue Flower Soft.
I let it all dry completely before turning it upside down and tapping off the excess. I then had to take a tweezers and pull just a few blue spots from the face and pulled off the Ivory from the beak and eye area.
I love the great 3-D effect that I got... it almost looks like my feathery friends are real!
Some of the things I learned from my first experience with Flower Soft:
- It comes in a small container... but it is packed in tight! Pour out a small amount into a bowl or larger container and then "fluff" with your fingers.
- Make sure the glue covers the entire area you want "fluffed"... my first attempt left large open white spaces!
- Try to work from the inside of an image out. (Or do your lightest color first.) This will help you avoid mixing the colors on the image.
- Don't use Flower Soft if you have allergies or a cold... there's nothing like coughing to really get the stuff flying! LOL
For more fluffy critter fun... head on over to these blogs and check out what the designers created.CardMaker Blog
Flower Soft Blog
Colleen Schaan (you are here)
Glenda J. Wyatt
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|Polka Dot Square (Spellbinders)|
|Ivory and Delphinium Blue (Flower Soft)|