Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Fun with Flocking

I love texture. Anytime the stamping industry comes up with a new way for me to add texture to my cards, I'm in. About a year ago, I first started to see ads for Doodlebug's Flocking. I know that they are not the first people to invent it, but they had some pretty darn cute ads with cute little bottles. Cute bottles + Texture= Must Find!

So, when I stumbled upon a prestine pack of 12 for 15$ at a not so local LSS, I was in!

Last night I started playing. I flocked with Versamark and Tsunkiedo's Glue Pad. I got MUCH better results with the Glue Pad. However, it doesn't work perfectly and definitly doesn't work with all images. You really need a thick image to work with, plus a large drying time for it to really stick. You also need to put a good amount of the glue pad reinker (10 seconds pressing) on the pad to get it nice and sticky.

Overall, I would say it was a fun expierence, my images never came out perfectly and I would NOT recommend it for perfectionists, but all and all it was a lot of fun and a technique I am happy to add to my arsenal.

Have you played with it? What do you think

Let me know!

PS. In the next week or so I plan to make a short video tutorial about the basics of copics, as per some wishes :)

Stamps: Spring Solitude by Stampin' Up
Ink: Apricot Appeal by Stampin' Up, The Essential Glue Pad by Tsuineko
Accessories: Glitter Letters by K&Co, Rhinestones from Michaels, Doodlebug Flock by Doodlebug


Kari said...

Cute card! I really like the flocking! I have not tried this technique yet! Thanks for the info!

Danisha said...

Very cute! I have to say I am excited about this beginners tutorial for the Copic pens!!!

Julia said...

I haven't tried it yet but your card looks great!

Maureen said...

Adorable! You've inspired me to dig out my flock and give it a go!

Antonia U.C. said...

omg, I was totally gonna buy that... I thought it was perfect! I will still buy it but now at least I wont be terribly dissapointed... thanks!