Take a piece of styrofoam and break it in half (if you have a circle or an egg shaped piece of styrofoam, cut it in half with a knife).
All you have to do is rub the pieces together and it will break off in little pieces. You can see I do this right into a gallon sized baggie and then I do not have a mess.......
This is a good sized baggie of styrofoam that has been "broken up":
Now, get out anything liquid that you can mix with the flower soft to add color. Here are some ideas:
Distress ink applied on a craft sheet or your baggie then spritzed with water
Creative Inspirations Paint
Mix the styrofoam and the color of your choice- you can add color right into the baggie OR you can mix the two on a Craft Mat or on a baggie. I use ~ 6- 8 drops of reinker to start off with-start conservatively and add more ink if needed especially if you want to make a lighter color- it is easier to add more reinker to darken it than to add more styrofoam to lighten it up..
-Frayed Burlap Distress Ink- swiped on the top of a baggie and misted with water- I used the end of a paintbrush to mix in the styrofoam.
- Rose Red SU reinker
- G24 Copic reinker
-Sky Blue Glimmer Mist sprayed directly into the baggie with the styrofoam
-Creative Inspirations paint (Antique Silver)- I used the end of the paintbrush and applied the CI paint to the side of the baggie- mix with the styrofoam- add more paint if necessary.
The sample on the far left below was made with Brilliance Galaxy Gold reinker.
***Allow the media to dry completely prior to adding to your project, so it does not stain your work.
Adding your Faux Flower Soft to your project is as easy as adding a dab of glue where you want the Faux Flower Soft to be, pour some of the (dry) product right on the area- tap lightly with your fingers and then tap off the excess. if you have an area of poor coverage, apply a second time to fill in the desired area.
Here is my card using the Faux Flower Soft with the close-up first:
The image shown is Wheelbarrow Blossoms (McMahon Five Vintage Digital Image)
Other product shown available at McMahon Five: Copics, Prima Madeline paper pad, Spellbinders Parisian Mofits and Accents, Prima Madeline Roses, Prima Pink Mini Roses, Prima Warm Beige Lace, Kaisercraft Self Adhesive Pearls
Here is a link to 'Inspire Me Fridays" with Maria Matter
This is Fun- Inspirational Blog