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General Techniques

A little mini-class to help you on your way with

Flocking and Sparkle N Soft.

(adapted from our Winter 2014 Bingo Game)

To see how Angie EASILY applied the flocking, click here.

Flocking is a substance which creates a "fuzziness" on crafting projects. It may be applied with assorted strong adhesives like SNS Dimensional and Brushable glues, Sticker Paper and  SNS Super Adhesive Sheets or Tear-ific Tapes.

Sparkle N Soft provides the same fuzziness with lots of sparkle included.

Colors are hand blended in the Sparkle N Sprinkle warehouse.

Flocking is not just for coloring in little critters.

Flocking can be used to frame a card, frame a scrapbook page, or even detail a picture frame made of wood, plastic or metal - whatever the craft project is, if there is strong adhesive available for the base, then flocking and SS (Sparkle N Soft), may be applied.

Jill's lovy dovy Leo the Lion is sporting a mane of Cherry Sparkle Sparkle N Soft!

After coloring your animal images, paint on dimensional or brushable glue, dump on while flocking, press lightly into glue and shake off excess. When glue has dried thoroughly, (you will know because you can slightly see through the dry glue) brush off excess flocking. Now it is ready to shade with alcohol markers, or leave as is.

Any of the lighter shades of Flocking and SS can be shaded or colored.

See how Angie flocked these stamp images here.

There are several tips for beginners in our "Basics", a step-by-step tutorial for assorted adhesives and a video to help see application basics.

Many of SNS's Flocking and SS colors were created to match Distress Inks. These are especially effective when using Tear-ific Tape or Super Adhesive Sheets and then burnishing the Flocking (or SS) into the tape. Brush off the excess, use as is for great texture or run through an embossing folder.

Jill's directions for this card.

Plain flocked panels look great as background features to a card, offering visual interest without expense investments. If the panel is run through embossing machines, the result is a velvety-fuzzy, textured background panel. Some crafters run the adhesive and cardstock through the embossing folder before applying the Flocking. Others prefer flocking the panel, and then running it through the machine with the embossing folder. Either way, the effect is great!

Sandy's card sports fuzzy greens for the person who loves been on The Green.

It is possible to color (or shade) Flocking and SS. See the tutorial called "Copics on Flocking".

"Punched Flocking" is a great way of integrating die cuts, punches and flocking using the "negative portion" of the die cut! Two cards can be made from a single die cut panel. 

We hope you enjoy this overview of the products.


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