Monday, June 16, 2008

Let's flock!

In my giveaway post I mentioned I'd be back with some instructions and tips on flocking. Now, I have never been a flocker. No flocking here. But because of Studio Calico, I have recently been dragged onto the glitter train, and flocking, well it's just the same technique.

I have never flocked before. When I think about flocking, I think of white and fluffy, so I thought I'd experiment with my first flocking using a Maya Road chipboard snowflake.

To start, I painted my chipboard white.

I then used glue and flocking using a flocking kit from Around the Block.

While applying the glue, I went out toward the edges, but I noticed as I went along that the glue kept pulling towards the center, leaving the edges bare. I don't know if it was this particular glue or if other brands would do this as well.

I then sprinkled the flocking over the top, just like a salt shaker... just like the glitter you used to use with elmer's glue in school.

I made sure there was some thickness over the whole snowflake, and then I pressed it down in order to get the glue and flocking to move out towards those edges.

Voila! Be sure to let it sit for a few hours before you use it on your project, as it takes a while to dry.

I would think that KI Gloo would work, and I'm also going to try using my QDTA (that would be Quick Dry Tacky Adhesive) and see if I get the same results.

I added my snowflake for a winter card using a couple of different winter lines from Cosmo Cricket. I also used something that is new to me, but has been around a while. I have always admired my friend Nicole's use of the Karen Foster floss on her buttons. I just happened upon a container while at my LSS and decided to try it out. I'm hooked! It's thicker and sturdier than DMC floss, and I think I'm going to start using it more on my projects. I also used a fun Martha Stewart edge punch. Very frilly and lacey.

Thanks for taking a peek! Have a great day!



  1. Anonymous3:39 AM

    Dav...this card is gorgeous!!! Love the little flocking demo. I have the same are inspiring me to use it! And glad you tried the won't go back to plain old dmc floss now! :)

  2. I love this card, Dav!!! I am going to have to look for that floss, it really looks cool.

  3. What a great card. I have that flocking kit and now that I have your tutorial, I will have to use it! LOL! TFS! XO, Mimi

  4. Adorable!
    Great card and great tutorial!

  5. love the flocking!!!! The card is beautiful!

  6. Beautiful card! I didn't know it was that easy, thanks for the lesson!

  7. Very pretty! Although I think you're a little keen on the holiday cards :)
    I just got the Doodlebug flock and am still getting the hang of it.

  8. Gorgeous Dav..just gorgeous---what beautiful colors in this!

  9. ok...that's beautiful! i'm going to have get to flockin' and flossin'.

  10. Yummmmmm! that card is fabulous!
    you definitely know how to work the CC!!

  11. That CC card is gorgeous!!! They BETTER pick you for their team!