The card stock design papers, lately, are very tactile with the embossed images with all the hills and valleys. Glittered designs have a raised and rough texture, embossed designs have a raised and sometimes slick texture. The light bouncing off the glitter or the clear glazes used in printing is candy to the eyes. Now you can add a raised and oh so soft texture with Flock.
I have a set of one ounce bottles of different colored Flock from Doodlebug Designs. I’ve purchased this set from Hobby Lobby. The price is a bit steep but Hobby Lobby has a general couple for 40% off to help defray the cost.
I purchased this way, way, way back in about 2003. I don’t know if this product is still even manufactured but I would imagine it still is…or something similar. I like this pen because the working end is just like a gel pen in application.
As with all other types of 2-Way Glue there are two properties of this adhesive. In the “Wet” stage the glue is permanent. In the “Dry” stage the glue is tacky and not super strong. The “Dry” application would be great for masking. Apply the 2-Way glue on a scrap piece of paper, let it dry clear, then attach the paper to your project as you would a Post-It-Note. I’m using the “Wet” application here.
Apply the Flock in the same manner you would embossing powder. The difference in this application over embossing powder is you have to PRESS the Flock into the wet glue before tapping off the excess. DO NOT heat set the Flock. Just press and tap off.
Work in small areas at a time. This will ensure the 2-Way glue remains wet to accept the Flock better.
Clean up is the same as with embossing powder. Get the remaining Flock back into the bottle. You don’t need to have one of these funnel trays. A sheet of notebook paper, copy paper, or card stock will do. Work over the paper as you add the Flock or embossing powder, tap the excess off onto the paper of your choice, then use the paper to return the excess back to the bottle. Cheap and just as effective as having the funnel tray which can cost $5.
The Flock adds dimension, texture, and pizazz to the folio piece as it peeks out of the center pocket. The Flock just begs to be touched and caressed 😀
This is only one example of the use of Flock to your projects. With the assortment of colors available in a package you can add texture and touchy feely softness to a card front. I think I may have to use the Flock on some of the flowers in this paper 😀
Have fun in your crafting. You get to be the first to caress the softness of the Flock on your projects long before you give it away to someone else to put their hands on 😀