Sunday, May 25, 2008

Fun with Flock : )

Flock is a fun, easy way to add some texture and interest to your project. It's fast, simple, and so very versatile. The example I want to share is how to use Flock to "emboss" an image on chipboard.

For this technique you need 1) flocking 2) the stamp of your choice 3) paint in a complimentary color 4)chipboard 5) essentials glue pad - you may want a small tray or something to put under your chipboard to catch the loose flock as well. A little goes a long way and you'll be able to reuse the excess.

The first step is to paint your chipboard. I like to choose a color that matches the flocking that I'm using, but you can also use a contrasting color for a really eye catching look.

When your chipboard piece is dry, using your stamp and the essentials glue pad, stamp an image onto your chipboard as shown in the images below:

While your image is wet, shake the loose flocking over your chipboard making sure to cover the entire thing.

Using something flat, such as an acrylic stamping blog or a brayer, apply pressure to the flocking so that it adheres to the glued image. Let it sit and dry for about 5 minutes, then shake off the excess flocking. You can use a small dry paintbrush to make sure that it comes completely off.

The end result will be a beautiful, 3 dimensional image with the feel and texture of velvet. This is a wonderful techique to use on your scrapbook layouts or greeting cards. Its use is limited only by your own imagination!


Susan said...

Cool idea Marci!! I'm always looking for new ways to alter chipboard. I need to get me one of those glue pads!!!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great tutorial Marci...I have all the to find the time!

Linda said...

Great idea to just stamp part of your bigger chipboard piece and then have the flocking on that part. Love the look!

Holly said...

How fun! I love this technique!