Fabulous Flock!

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Flocked and varnished papers and embellishments are all the rage in scrapbooking right now, several manufactures have provided great products with the velvet look. But why limit yourself to someone else’s creatvity. You can add flock to just about anything,here’s a quick how-to.

1. Gather your supplies…You’ll need your favorite adhesive(s). I wanted extra dimesion so used Glossy Accents from Ranger, A Sakura ‘Quickie Glue’ Pen for fine lines, and Tsukineko Glue Pad for stamped image. Fun Flock from Stampendous, cardstock or other paper for the base (I used a solid color from Basic Grey), Other suggestions: a doodling template,stamps, a paint brush for applying glue, a funnel tray, a non stick craft mat. I’ll be honest flocking can get kind of messy, the last two items really keep it from getting out of control.

Supplies

2. Start by freehanding or using a template to draw your design on the paper.

3. Fill in your pencil lines with glue using applicator or paint brush. It’s best to work in small areas at a time so the glue doesn’t dry before you get your flock on.

4. Pour on Fun Flock and press the flock into the paper. If you’re using a dimesional adhesive like glossy accents you’ll press a little lighter than with other glues.

5. Pour off excess flock into funnel tray and repeat steps 3-5 until your template design is filled in. This is where the funnel tray really comes in handy!

6. To add detail, use a fine-tipped glue pen to free hand doodles…I couldn’t live without my ‘Quickie’ Glue Pen from Sakura. It’s great for gluing tiny things.

7. Repeat the flocking process on your detail lines, remember to work in small areas, this glue dries fast (another reason I LOVE IT)

8. To add one more element I used the glue pad(just like an ink pad but filled with adhesive, what’s not to love?) to add adhesive to a stamp. I used a Heidi Swapp word stamp (did you know we can special order lots of Heidi products?) Just apply the glue the same way you would ink up a stamp and then apply the flock.

9. Add photo(s) and voila a custom flocked page created totally by you.

Need more ideas? Stop by the store to see how Disa used flock to embellish a piece of paper and several cards that used flock for an extra special touch.

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5 Responses to “Fabulous Flock!”

  1. rachel carlson Says:

    exactly the instruction i needed!!!

  2. elitegoaltending Says:

    You are a genius! Thanks!

  3. Angela Says:

    So glad you guys did this and explained how to use it. There are so many products out right now that I could possible buy but have no idea what it is even for or how to use it. Thanks for clearing this one up for me.

  4. elannah Says:

    Brilliant! I just got more flock from Doodlebug and cant’ wait to get started with it. Thanks for the advice.

    Elannah

  5. Grace Says:

    Lovely results, but I’m not up to your skill level and am pressed for time. I am looking for red flocked paper for Christmas booklets (around 80 sheets) I’ll be putting together. Would you be able to recommend a company that sells this? Thank You

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