Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Flocking

All of us at ICE want to send our deepest condolences to all who lost homes in the horrible SE Boise fire last night, and to Dr. Mary Ellen Ryder’s family. Please know that our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with all those directly and indirectly involved.

I recently had the pleasure of scrapping a friends photos. A group of scrappy friends each year swap photos and let someone else scarp their pages. It’s a fun swap I look forward to doing every year.
I wanted to find a way to scrap her photos that would display the many senic and detail photos without overwhelming the page. In the end I ended up with a fairly simple layout. I needed something wow.
I remembered these fun flocking powders and stickers by Doodle Bug, I’ve and wanted to use them for ages. (always gotta find a great way to excuse scrap shopping right?) So I headed to Just Scrappin and picked up my flock & stickers, I was so excited to play!

The flocking was SOOOOO fun. Much like glitter, but fuzzier. I used some cool swirls and layered them with some star rub-ons and a few fun felt flowers. It didn’t take away from the simplicity of the LO, yet it gave it that umph it needed to wow.

Here are a few tips on how to use this new unique technique.




Flock is much like glitter. You can use it on anything “sticky”. Doodle Bug makes some great double sided stickers that make creating super easy. but you can use liquid glue to color in areas, or draw your own patterns.


After your adhesive is down place your project under a sheet of scrap paper, and pour out the flocking liberally.




I found with using the stickers, by using a finger and gently rubbing the flock ina circular motion into the sticker gave better coverage and a smoother even application.




Tap off the excess flocking onto your scrap paper. The paper will be useful to help funnel the flock back into the container.




Next I took a darling Bella image (one of my new obsessions check them out at www.stampingbella.com) and used a liquid glue on the cuffs of her boots, hat and on the little fuzzy balls. The glue I used (SU! crystal effects) leaves a slight raised effect . Add the flocking and I had a neat dimensional effect.





Flocking comes in many fun colors, and I already have ideas galore running through my head. I think this will easily become a favorite technique on my scrapbook pages and cards alike.

***Heather ***


8 comments:

Courtney said...

I totally didn't realize that was flocking!! I thought it was a fuzzy sticker. Thanks so much for the quick tutorial. I think I'm going to have to pick up some of that flocking.

Meli Mitchell said...

I totally ***heart*** your scrapbook page and your card. Great work!

Theresa said...

super cute!!! great job and thanks for sharing!

JoanOttevanger said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh see is super cute

The new Mrs. Dyer said...

oh super cute! i love it!!!

Candy said...

Hi,
Love love love the flocking! Your card is fantastic. I just bought a bunch of flocking colours and can't wait to try them out. Thanks for the TUT.
Candy

Kim's Life said...

Very cool! Love the card! Thanks for the tutorial!

Hulachickabella said...

THAT'S WHAT THAT STUFFS CALLED!? I wanted to use it for my Bella with the fluffy coat, but didn't know what it was. Thanks for the instructions also!

hulachickabella