Technique Tuesday #20

Hi everyone!

Welcome to this weeks Technique Tuesday. In these posts I share a technique that can be applied to many forms of paper crafting ~ card making, scrapbooking, albums and tags. I alternate Technique Tuesday and Tuesday’s Tip just to change things up a bit.

This week’s technique: FLOCKING.

Flocking is the process of depositing many small fiber particles (called flock) onto a surface to give it a velvety look and feel. This technique can be done for animals, flowers or any stamped image. I think it would be especially fun for a child’s card or a baby shower invitation {as shown in this example}.

You will need: a stamped or die cut image, flock, white glue, small paint brush, piece of scrap paper.

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With the paint brush, cover stamped image with an even layer of white glue. The thicker the glue, the more thicker the flock can be applied.

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Sprinkle on theĀ flock to completely cover the image. Gently press the flock into the glue.

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Shake off excess powder and fold scrap paper in half to funnel the remaining flock back into the container.

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I cut out the little bear with the matching die and added him to a baby shower invitation. *Please note: the flocking does flatten a bit after it’s been through the die cut machine but still has a velvety feel.

 

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I hope you enjoyed this weeks technique. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. See you next time!

 

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Until next time,

Erin

The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net

 

 

 

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