Get Started With Fun Flock
One of our great products is Fun Flock from Stampendous. Fun Flock is a fine fibre perfect for creating fuzzy accents on cards, scrapbook pages and other craft projects. You can even mix glitter in with the fun flock to create sparkly bold images.
To get started with Fun Flock you will either need an appropriate adhesive OR items to use Fun Flock to accent a rubber stamped image.
To use Fun Flock with rubber stamped images you will need the following:
Here is a list of some adhesive alternatives:
Chisel Tip 2 Way Dual Action Glue Pen
Fine Ball Point 2 Way Glue Pen Squeeze and Roll
Hi-Tack Original Very Sticky Glue
Magi-Tac Pressure Sensitive Adhesive
Double Sided Adhesive Sheets
Double Sided Sticky Tape
How to apply Fun Flock:
Using On a Rubber Stamped Image:
Stamp the image using a pigment ink (i.e an embossing ink pad ) or draw the image with a pigment ink pen (i.e. use a Dual Tip Embossing Pen) and then sprinkle the ink image with Stamp N Bond Adhesive Powder. Tap off excess powder, brushing powder away from around the image if necessary. Use an embossing heat tool to melt the powder until it turns clear and shiny and immediately pour Fun Flock over the surface. Press the flock into the heated adhesive to ensure you have a good coverage. Brush away any excess flock. Tip: Put excess Stamp N Bond powder and excess Fun Flock back in their respective pots to avoid wastage.
Shown below is an example of using Fun Flock with a rubber stamped image. Both images have been stamped with a Groovy Hearts Woodware Francoise Woodmounted Rubber Stamp we have inked it in red to show the image up but as mentioned before, you can use a clear or tinted embossing ink pad for the base ink. Then on the lower image Chili Pepper Red Fun Flock has been applied using the method as described above. Click on the picture for a larger view.
Using a Glue Such As Glitter Bond, Hi-Tack Glue or Glue Pens:
Fun Flock may be applied by using glue. Apply the glue to the area to be flocked and then sprinkle Fun Flock generously over the adhesive and tap off any excess. Set aside to allow the adhesive to dry, then brush away excess flock. When using multiple colors on one project, apply the darkest colours first and work to the lightest colours last. The area you flock can be the surface of a shape punched out using a craft punch.
An example of fun flock that has been applied with glue is pictured below. The teddy bear shape has been punched out using the Woodware Large Lever Craft Punch – Teddy Bear. The left hand image is the punched shape before it is flocked and the image on the right is the same shape which has then been covered with Hi-tack glue and then with Snow Cone Blue Fun Flock, this flocked shape would be ideal for new baby or Christening cards. Click on the picture for a larger view.
Using Magi-Tac, Double Sided Adhesive Sheet or Double Sided Sticky Tape:
Fun Flock can be applied to a large area by covering the area to be flocked with a double sided adhesive sheet or Magi-Tac. Cover the entire sticky area with flock, pressing or brayering in for even coverage. You can then stamp onto the surface, cut shapes out or punch shapes out.
Apply to double-sided sticky tapes in the same way to create stripes or borders. Shown below is a piece of card where Envious Green Fun Flock and Chili Pepper Red Fun Flock have been used on strips of 6mm double sided sticky tape to demonstrate how flocked stripes can be made. Click on image for a larger view.
Technique guide written by Janine