I love flocking. It must be that texture. So warm, fuzzy and it is so fun and trendy right now. Flocked paper, flocked sweatshirts…it just begs you to reach out and touch it. Yes I agree…it can be a little messy but it is quite easy to use and the results are fabulous! A little flocking really goes a long way and when I purchase a little jar of it…I’m always amazed.
How to Apply Flocking
Flocking needs a little pressure to get it to stay on well. Unlike glitter that you just sprinkle on and tap off…flocking needs to be pressed well into your adhesive. After applying a liberal amount of adhesive where you want your flocking, simply sprinkle the entire area with flocking. Press well into the adhesive and allow to dry before tapping off the excess. You can apply flocking using…
- Glue Pens – I love the one that Sakura makes for adding spot touches to a design
- The Essential Glue Pad by Tsukineko
- Heat and Stick Powder – an embossing powder type adhesive
Places to Use Flocking
- add fur or feathers to animal images
- fluff up a snowman image
- texture up a background
- flock a flourish stamp for a trendy fashion look
- add flocking to images of sweaters, mittens, hats
- add it anywhere you want to add a little texture
- make your own flocked patterned paper using a glue pen to highlight flocked areas
Where to Find It
- My flocking is from Cornish Heritage Farms. They have just started carrying their own new line here.
- Your local stamp supply store
Quick Tip: When flocking your design sprinkle it over a sheet of scrap paper. This is easy to fold and pour your flocking back into the jar. Dispose paper so that it does not dust up your work space.
This design is a Coneflower image by Asela Hopkins colored with Copic Markers. Geometric Flowers Backgrounder stamped was well inked with The Essential Glue Pad before stamping on the cardstock. After sprinkling with black flocking, & pressing it into the glue, I allowed it to dry before tapping off the excess. Smile grommet is a Making Memories embellishment and I love the fun bold eyelet look.
Wishing you a fabulous day! Check back in tomorrow for a layout and paper review 🙂
-Coneflowers stamp(Asela Hopkins) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Geometric Flowers Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Classic Essential Expressions (Mona Lisa Moments) by Cornish Heritage Farms
-Black Adirondack Ink by Ranger
-Essential Glue Pad by Tsukineko
-Natural Smooth cardstock by Prism Papers
-Black & Pink Prismatic cardsotck by Prism Papers
-grommet setter – Making Memories
-grommet from Making Memories
-ribbon from Michael’s
-makers from Copic
-Black Flocking from Cornish Heritage Farms