The CHF designers thought it would be fun to have a weekly blog challenge. We’re kicking it off this Monday with the theme of flocking. I love flocking a lot of the time forget to use it so this was a perfect challenge to have a little fun. Flocking is also the CHF product spotlight until Thursday night and if you missed Kristine’s flocking tutorial…you may want to check that out as well. For my design I used flocking in two ways…to flock a stamped image and to cover chipboard with it. The fun, fuzzy look of flocking is really hot right now in crafting as well as fashion.
Flocked Silhouette Thoughts
For this design I pulled out one of my favorite stamp sets, Silhouette Blooms. I stamped the large branch of blooms repeatedly in Worn Lipstick ink and then a smaller blossom in Pink Sherbert. To flock and image over top, I simply stamped it using my Essential Glue Pad, Sprinkled it with black flocking and then firmly pressed it into the glue.
Quick Tip: When using flocking…press well into your adhesive and leave to dry before removing excess.
To create my bird, I used a Scenic Paper Route chipboard bird that I picked up at the store last week. I covered it with black flocking in the same manner and allowed to dry. I love how it coordinates with the darling little bird on the patterned paper by the same company. To finish off my design, I added some black flourishes using the Beautiful stamp set from the Rummage Bin line, also from Cornish Heritage Farms.
I know you are going to want to check out all the other cool flocking ideas the other designers have come up with. Here is the links to their designs…
If you’d like to play along…feel free! Just upload a flocked design into the CHF gallery and used the keyword Flocking. 🙂