Friday, March 18, 2011

Flock You!

Before you get offended, the title of this post has to do with Stampin' Royalty's Texturize challenge. Forget the Big Shot, impression folders, stylus or even heat embossing, I'm going back (waaay back!) to flocking.

Don't know what flocking is? It's like lint and when glued down onto paper, it has a fuzzy texture. A few years ago, I bought a bunch of this stuff, threw it in a drawer and never looked at it again...until today!

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I chose the hydrangea image from a hostess set called Because I Care and stamped the image with StazOn ink. It's important to use StazOn because you don't want the ink to smear when you apply the glue.

The best glue to use for flocking is the Two-Way Glue Pen. This adhesive releases just the right amount of glue and spreads evenly across the image. Once you've applied the glue onto your image, add the flocking powder. Be generous. Push that powder around and ensure it's touched every gluey (is that a word?) surface of that image. Shake off the excess powder. Wait to dry (a few minutes). You're done.

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For the flowers, I applied a purple flocking powder. Once the glue/powder was dry, I took a So Saffron marker and colored in the centres of the hydrangeas.

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The final product. For additional texture, I included strips of Rich Razzleberry textured cardstock and some pearls.

Flock You! Thanks for visiting. Who knows? Maybe another 'blast from the past' item will make an appearance very soon.



Hands On said...

Very cool. Way to think outside the box. Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty.

Georgeann Manning said...

wow! i bet this card is fun to touch! great idea! Thanks for playing this weeks Stampin' Royalty Challenge!


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