Friday, May 14, 2010

Word of the Day – Flocking

wotd_f3I was trying to figure out which direction I wanted to go with the faerie I was creating for my Victorian Tea Party on Monday.

wotd_f1I usually use sparkly glitter on my faeries’ wings to enhance their magical reputation.

wotd_f2But I decided I wanted to compliment the softness of the rose petals on the teacup faerie but how would I do it?

Then it occurred to me that I might try to flock her wings. After all, how hard could it be? I scrounged around in a box that contained some stuff I rarely use and found some flocking powder in just the right color. What luck!

wotd_f11It turned out that it is easier to flock than to glitter - to me anyway. A little glue and a little flocking powder and poof! You’ve flocked! Easy peasy. You too can flock.



But I must warn you that flocking is a bit like spray painting – it is so easy to get good results that you will want to flock everything.



You just have to remember that not everything should be flocked. A little flocking goes a long way.

And it’s relatively easy to find flocking powder. It seems everyone has a line of it. (I wonder if it’s all made in the same place, put in different containers, and labeled according to its destination.)  Anywho, here’s a few photos of the variety, or not, of flocking powder that’s out there.

wotd_f8This is the Martha Stewart line that Michaels carries.

wotd_f9 This selection is available at Archiver’s if you have one near you.

wotd_f10 This is the Inkadinkado line available at AC Moore.

Now think.  Surely you have some tiny little something that could stand a little flocking.



  1. Your wings came out great, Ginger! I've never flocked but just might try it now. Oh, the possibilities..
    Have a great weekend!

  2. I will now be headed to the store right after I shower and get dressed. I will have to go get some and find something to flock. You have made it look and sound so good! Love all the faire wings.

  3. interesting. never heard of flocking. now i know... thanks for sharing.

  4. Oh, your wings are wonderful, and love the flocking idea. I need to try and make a butterfly in a few weeks, I may try braving the flocking powder!

  5. Te ha quedado MARAVILLOSO!!!!!!!
    Que bonito....y las alas una preciosidad!!!
    Gracias por la informacion.
    besitos ascension

  6. Awesome!!! I may get carried away. Glad the dogs are light sleepers! ;)
    Hugs, Lisa

  7. I love flocking! And just the word "flocking" too! Ha! It turned out great on your wings! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Suzie

  8. Her wings are so pretty and she is too!! I've never tried flocking. I always thought it would be hard. I can think of several uses for that stuff now!!

  9. She is so beautiful! Where is she going to live?

  10. That looks like a fun part of the process! Love the results...beautiful! ♥

  11. Ooooo..Flocking is so much fun! I haven't done it for awhile now, but enjoyed the process too! Your wings are really lovely...

    Have a great day!
    Hugs, Nancy


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