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General Techniques

Dry Embossed Flocking Techniques

by Shona Erlenborn

(beautiful backgrounds made with Flocking and embossing folders)


1. Cut a piece of Super Adhesive Sheet (SAS02) to 5.25" x 4". Remove Protective Backing and apply to cardstock. Trim off edges of extra cardstock (easier than trying to apply directly to same size piece of cardstock).

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2a. Remove second protective backing (you can save these backings to cut borders and bunch shapes to be used in future projects) and apply flocking.

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2b. Burnish the flocking very well with your finger.

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3. Ink the inside of the embossing folder.

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4a. Place flocked side face up on other side of folder, and...

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4b. Close the inked side of the embossing folder on the top of the flocked side.

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5a. Run through embossing machine, then take out your flocked background.

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5b. Wipe excess ink from folder.

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Sample using bamboo embossing folder. Super Adhesive Sheet, Palm Leaf Flocking, Memento Rich Cocoa ink

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Animal theme background. Super Adhesive Sheet, Snow White Flocking, Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

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This method can also be done using STICKER PAPER (#99558).

The end result is a bit different because sticker paper only has sticky on one side, causing it have a white background, whereas the super adhesive sheets are colorless and transparent, so the color of the cardstock shows through a little, under the flocking. (Prepare your card base by gluing on the Sticker Paper with the protective covering side up. Tear-ific Tape may also be used to adhere the Sticker Paper. When ready to apply flocking, peel off the protective layer).

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I have created two samples using the same colors of Flocking and Ink - the first uses Super Adhesive Sheets, the second uses Sticker Paper.

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9a. Adhere Super Adhesive Sheet on yellow cardstock. and flocked with Sun Dazzle and folder is inked with Memento Lady Bug Ink.

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9b. Flock with Sun Dazzle Sparkle N Soft and prepare embossing folder with Memento Lady Bug Ink.

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9c. Finished panel.

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10a.  Using Sticker Paper, adhere unsticky part to cardstock, leaving a white sticky-back panel exposed when the protective layer is removed.

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10b. Ink embossing folder on one side and place flocked side up facing the ink.

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10c. Same pretty effect, but lighter background because flocking powders are semi-opaque, allowing the white background to show through.

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9d and 10d. Compare the two panels - Super Adhesive Sheets on the left, and Sticker Paper on the right.

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TIPS

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1. Flocking can be applied to colored cardstock for an even more opaque look, if necessary. 

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2. If you are working with more than one color of flocking, you should start with the lightest color.

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3. Use a dye-based ink on the folder.  Just wipe ink off with wet cloth (no need for any cleaners or soap).

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4. Remember there are two options for each folder - the results differ depending on the side the folder is inked.

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Animal Print using 2 colors of flocking: Super Adhesive Sheet, Snow White and Amber Wheat Flocking and Espresso Truffle Ink.




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