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Sunday, January 25, 2009

My first scrapbooking class

I still am so thrilled and can't believe that I am on a design team. My post this time is going to be sharing my first class. Wasn't sure how this was going to turn out but I enjoyed myself putting this together. I did a class on the technique flocking. Never used the stuff before but after this I'm loving it and ready to challenge myself to trying new stuff. So here it is! I hope you enjoy!
Hi ladies and welcome to my very first ever class! Yeah! I'm so excited to be teaching this class and our topic is a technique called "flocking". Those of you who got the featured kit at Life Preservers Club received some dark brown flocking with the kit. Those of you who didn't seriously need to reconsider getting this kit, it's awesome!!

First off, flocking might be a little intimidating; I know it was for me but it really is simple and easy to use. The hardest part about this cute fluffy stuff is trying to decide what to use it on. I'm going to start off by giving basic instructions and show you how I flocked my Bazzill snowflake chipboard. The only tools you will need for this that wasn't in the kit is a glue pen and a scrap piece of paper. Also, since the flock came in a bag, I poured a generous amount in a bowl for ease of use.
The extra container in the picture is a bottle of blue flock that I'd picked up at my LSS.

The paper is your work surface and great for gently folding in half long ways so you can pour the left over flock back into the bag/container. So here we go.

Step 1: Start applying glue to the area that you are going to flock.

Step 2: Spoon sprinkle the flock onto the area with glue.
Step 3: Press down the flock to make sure it's good and attached to the glue.
Step 4: Tap excess off. You can use a soft bristled brush to wipe away the excess if preferred.

And here is your finished product.

The last step is to decorate your snowflake and add to a project. I made this card as my project but feel free to make whatever you wish!


That's it!! Isn't that easy?! Now that I've given you basic instructions I'm going to show you some other ways to use the flock.


Stickers or flowers/designs in the pattern paper

In this example, I used the cardstock sticker that came in the kit and just traced over the word "frosty" and added the flock to it. If you find there's a flower or cool design in your pattern paper that you want to highlight, use your glue pen and cover that area with glue and add the flock. Don't have anything to trace? Make your own designs with the glue pen and add the flock.


Brads

Don't like the color of your brad? Change it! I used the white shiny brad that came in the kit and covered it in the flock. All you have to do is cover the top and sides of the brad with the same glue used in the basic instructions and dip the brad into your bowl of flock and swirl it around. Blow the excess flock off. Whatever you do, don't touch the brad until it is completely dry or you will risk some of the flock coming off.


Glitter Flock

Want to add some pizzazz to your flock? Add some glitter! I used the Martha Stewart snow glitter. I took the Bo Bunny double dot chipboard corner pieces and just added the glue and the glittered flock and loved the result.



Home Décor

We all know that scrapbooking isn't just for layouts. The big trend now is to carry our patterned papers and other scrapbooking yummies into the world of home décor. I bought a Glade candle and jazzed it up. First step is to cut and decorate your strip of paper to wrap around your candle. The height should be no more than 2 ½" x 10" total. Note: Be sure to layer and flock your paper before adhering to the candle! For the flock I used my Circut and die cut a border pattern using the Storybook cart. I used the negative space and temporarily adhered it to my layered strips of paper and applied the flock. Once dried, I removed the negative die cut paper and used Mod Podge to adhere the decorated strip of paper to my candle. (The candle isn't perfectly straight on the sides so you will have to work on trying to get it as straight as possible) I then attached my chipboard swirl and flower to the front. Fun stuff!!!! Here's my example:


Flowers

Needing some extra pizzazz to your plain, dull, boring flowers? Use your glue pen and make some random dots all over your flower. Add flock and you go from this....


to this.















Hope you all enjoyed this class as much as I've loved putting it together!

4 comments:

  1. awesome instructions and tutorial!!! Love what you did with the kit :)

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  2. Great instructions and beautiful stuff!!!

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  3. Great class. I have never used flocking either but you really made it look easy. And I love all the projects you created with it!

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  4. Aimee, I love your flocking techniques! Great job on your class!

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