Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hobby Baby Design Team

Hello friends!  Not long ago, I saw a Design Team call for "Hobby Baby".  I hopped over to check out their products to see if it might be a good fit for my personal style...and, it sure seems to be!  They have some awesome products and I'd like to get my little hands on several of them :)  You can check out the blog to read the Design Team details.
One of the requirements is to post a project with a tutorial.  I've decided to show you how to make flowers out of foam packaging sheets.  One of the Companies I design for uses these foam sheets in the monthly shipment of product. You know me, I couldn't throw them away!  LOL!
So here's how to make the foam flowers.

Start with foam sheets.
Using Tattered Florals die and Accucut, diecut several flowers.
Using Alcohol Ink (Kuretake) and a paint brush, brush the ink on the foam flowers.
The more ink you add, the darker the color.
Stack and layer the flowers and insert a brad in the center.
After the brad has been added to secure the flower, add drops of alcohol ink to random areas of the flower.
Using a heat embossing tool, heat the petals of the flower.  The foam will curl and melt when heat is applied.


craftattack said...

Great idea, I have some of that foam somewhere....good luck with the design team! Valerie

Micupoftea~ said...

Love the rich color you used on the foam...good luck on the dt call, and thanks for sharing the link! Happy Sunday :)
I appreciate your visits to my blog.

Cheryl said...

oh gosh jan this is brilliant gosh love these to bits,stunning Hun will sure have to try this,thanks hun,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

HeatherLynn said...

oh my..beautiful, Jan! can't believe it started with foam! good luck to you on making dt! :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, what a great tutorial, I love it

Terri Sproul said...

love this technique.. thanks for your submission to be on the hobby baby design team..

artistamyjo said...

Thanks Jan for the tutorial.I cleaned the basement yesterday and found some of that foam,think I'll try it out!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous flower Jan, thanks for the great tutorial and for the link, I'll have to check them out!

Fifi Flowers said...

Feels so good to work projects doesn't it!

Lucy said...

This is my kind of project. Love it; gonna try it. It's amazing what you do with found stuff. Who'd ever think to do this (besides you)? ;-)