Saturday, March 21, 2009

Free Scrapbooking Supplies: Vintage Flower Border Embellishments

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horizontal vintage flower border scrapbook embellishmentThese gorgeous vintage flower frames are useful in so many ways for scrapbooking. Of course, they can be used for digital scrapbooking but you can also print them and use manicure scissors or a craft knife to cut around the detailed edges. If you don't want to go to all that trouble, you can just cut a nice rectangle around the art and either paste it as is or frame it with ribbon that will cover up the edges of the paper or card stock. If you cut out the center you can layer it over a photo. A handwritten message in the center would also be lovely. And of course, as with many scrapbooking supplies, these embellishments can also be used on Mother's Day, birthday or anniversary cards, or graduation or wedding scrapbooks.

vertical vintage flower border scrapbook embellishmentTo make something very special out of these, I suggest using several types of specialty glue made by Elmer's. (I've tried almost all brands and Elmer's is the best.) Before doing this, however, you would want the art to be printed on card stock. You can then add small amounts of glitter glue in colors that match the flowers and the leaves. If you want to make the border look like it's encased in a clear coating, use several coatings of Elmer's School Glue Gel, making sure to let the coats dry in between. The gel appears slightly blue in the bottle, but it dries clear and shiny and enhances the glitter underneath it. This technique takes a little practice but can be quite stunning when done correctly. For your convenience, there are different packages of Elmer's glitter glue shown below in the Amazon carousel. Amazon doesn't sell the School Glue Gel, but you can get it at your local discount, craft or drug store.

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ArtzeeChris said...

These Floral frames are lovely. Thanks so much for sharing!

Work'nPlay said...

You're welcome, Chris!