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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Flocking Powders - what is it and how to use it

Flocking powder is made up of masses of tiny fibers. The flocking powder adheres to an adhesive or sticky surface such as glue or an adhesive powder teamed with pigment inks or a product such as VersaMark. Flocking powder only adheres to a sticky surface and so it can be used to emphasize or highlight design elements. s. Flocking powder is very light and a little goes a long way.Flocking powder is sold in small tubs which are similar in size to embossing powder. You can find them in store HERE

How is Flocking Powder Used?:

There are many different ways that flocking powder can be added to rubber stamping projects. One of the easiest ways of using flock is to simply add glue to the surface of a project and pour flocking powder over the top. Other ways of using flocking powder to create a velvet texture on rubber stamping projects includes using a glue pad and rubber stamps. Glue pads are similar to ink pads, however instead of containing ink they contain glue. A rubber stamp is used to stamp an image in glue onto a page and this can be covered with flock. The fibers will adhere to the sticky glue.

Using Flocking Powder with Double Sided Tape or Stickers:

A quick and convenient alternative to using glues is to use double-sided tape or stickers. To use double-sided tape simply cut this to the right shape and size (or try using a punch to cut a shape) and attach this to the surface of a rubber stamping project. Remove the protective paper and cover this with flocking powder. Stickers are a convenient way of adding flocked shapes to projects. Use a self adhesive sticker and carefully remove it from its protective backing, pour flocking powder over the exposed adhesive surface and use glue to attach the sticker to a project.

Here is a layout where I have covered the lampost with the flocking powder

1 comment:

Susan said...

Thank you for the tips, Lisa. I have had flocking powder for awhile but haven't got round to using it. Now I am inspired!