Monday, February 28, 2011

Technique Blog Hop How Tos

Hi all!  As promised here are the how tos for the Faux Flocking. 
It's not hard, and if you use a tweezers, not very messy.

For the birthday ensemble I did just the frosting area of the cupcakes. 
I did 2 layers of the faux flocking.  After it set up some, I added 3 beads
to each cupcake using Crystal Effects to attach them too. 
I used a retired SU bead mix.

Faux Flocking
Materials needed:
powder pal or a pan of some type
SU distressing tool or sharp scissors
cardstock in the color(s) you need
Crystal Effects

1. Hold the cardstock over the powder pal, then using your distressing tool or scissors, run the blade over the edge of the cardstock, as you would to distress the edge. You will notice small, fine cardstock bits collect in your powder pal. This is the Faux Flocking material. Keep distressing, you’ll need a lot!

2. Stamp the image you want to add flocking to on cardstock.

3. Color in the image(if it is a large area) with the same color marker as your faux flocking. This will fill in any open spaces between bits of flocking.

4. Place a small amount of Crystal Effect in the area you will be putting the flocking on.

5. Spread it around in a thin even layer. Using a tweezers drop the flocking over the Crystal Effects. That way your fingers won't stick together, or to everything you touch!

6. Pat down gently so that it sticks well. Repeat with another layer if needed.

Herb Note Cards and Tote

For the tote I used a Fancy Favor box and scored vertically every inch for some texture.  I attach 2 rick rack strips with sticky strip; one on the inside and one on the outside of the box to cover the top edge.  Fold and fasten together into the box shape.  I attached the ribbon with Sticky Strip and covered the ends with 1" circles.
3D Flower
The flower on the front is made of 3 scallop circle punches. 
I layered them together and punched a hole in the center with the Crop A Dile.
Then cut in every other petal.  In the top layer I made extra cuts after the flower was assembled. 
 Insert brad to hold them all together.  Lay them so the edges of the petals alternate, bend up the petals to create the 3D effect. 
I added Crystal Effects to the brad so the hollow area was filled. 
I then added Espresso Faux Flocking over that.
The leaves are an Old Olive 5 Petal punch flower, cut into sections
and glued behind the flower.

The notes are 3" x6" Perfect Plum scored at 3" and folded.  The image is stamped with Always Artichoke on a 2.5" circle punch of So Safron.   The edges are sponged with Always Artichoke.
Faux Flocking
I used Bashful Blue with Perfect Plum over it for the Rosemary. 
Certainly Celery with Perfect Plum over it for the Thyme.
Just Perfect Plum for the Lavendar, and Whisper White for the Basil.

For the tags I cut strips as wide as the Jewelry Tag punch, stamped the words on them, then slid one end into the punch from the bottom side and punched the round end.  The ribbon and tag are attached to the cards with glue dots.
So that's the technique.  I hope you have fun making your own faux flocking.

Happy Stamping!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Adorable sets, Kim! I really love the jumbo rick-rack on the totes. TFS.
Ad K.

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