Sunday, February 19, 2012

Decorating a Birdhouse with Flower Soft

Ever heard of Flower Soft?

Created by Katie Sue Designs, Flower Soft is a unique embellishment that gives your crafts a stunning texture.

Flower Soft comes in a variety of colors.

Flower Soft may come in a small jar, but a little goes a long way. You'll see when you use it to decorate cards, scrapbook pages, pictures, wooden crafts, and other projects.

We are going to show you how fun and easy it is to use Flower Soft by applying it to a birdhouse.

Crafted by Raven.

Supplies

  • Birdhouse
  • Decorative Paper
  • Flower Soft in Summer
  • FolkArt Stains in Italian Sage
  • Fiskars Scallop Sentiment Border Punch
  • Mod Podge
  • Scissors
  • Foam Brush

All supplies used for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.

1.  Apply the stain to the entire birdhouse using the foam brush.
2.  Set aside to let dry.

We are going to use Flower Soft to give our birdhouse some texture. Raven chose to use Flower Soft in Summer because it color coordinates with the paper she chose, but you can use Flower Soft in the color of your choice. 

3.  Apply adhesive to the edges of the roof.

Before applying the Flower Soft, use Inkssentials Non-Stick Craft Mat or paper to catch the excess Flower Soft that doesn't adhere to the glue to make it easy to funnel the Flower Soft back into its container.

4.  Sprinkle Flower Soft on top of the adhesive.

5.  Set aside to let the adhesive dry. 

While that's drying, let's create shingles from the paper. You can use decorative paper of your choice, but this project, Raven used the new Dear Lizzy Neopolitan paper by American Crafts.

6.  Cut the paper into a 1" width.
7.  Use the border punch to add a decorative trim to the strips.
8.  Then, trim the strips to fit the length of the roof.
9.  Use the foam brush to apply Mod Podge to the roof.
10.  Apply Mod Podge to the back of a strip, and lay it onto the roof.
11.  Repeat step 10. Stagger the strips to create "shingles" on the roof.


12.  Once the shingles are dried, apply Mod Podge to the top of the shingles to seal.
13.  Let the birdhouse dry completely before displaying or placing it outside.


Have you ever used Flower Soft before this project? If so, how did you use it?

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