Thursday, June 17, 2010

Flock and Glitter

My scrapping space has seen some catastrophic messes in it's history, but none as far spread as that caused by a little flocking.  I occasionally dig out my tiny bottles of flock and glitter as an added touch to a project and usually end up cleaning particles of my desk for days. This week's challenge at Practical scrappers was to use loose glitter or flock. As I'm still recovering from the last time I used loose glitter on a project, I thought I'd concentrate on flock. BLACK flock to be precise. I worked on a small area at first, and all was well, then I decided to outline part of my layout.  I drew out the glue lines in portions, and sprinkled ( ok dumped) on the flock as I went. I left it on my scrap desk overnight to dry before tapping off the excess.  I think this was the crucial mistake, as there is an air duct in the ceiling of my basement scrap space.  I worked at getting all that fluffy powder back into it's bottle the next day, only to notice afterwards the fine black dust coating EVERYTHING on my table, as well as everything on the shelf above my table. Let's just say it was bad timing, and I had lots of stuff out that should have been put away= lots of stuff to wipe off.

I'm stubborn though, and I'll probably attempt this again in the future. Next time I might make sure my desk is empty of all clutter before I start, and that the air vent is shut.

Here's the page:

The flock is on the blackest cat, and around the edge of the kraft coloured paper. I also added a splash of glitter to the heart.
PP: Basic Grey
Letters: Basic Grey
Paper Floss: Karen Foster
Feather: Unknown
Trim: Webster's Pages
Flock : Doodlebug Design Inc.
Glitter: Stix 2
Stickers: SRM Press
Avery Key Tags
Ranger Distress Crackle paint
Distress Ink
Tiny Staples(Tim Holtz)


CraftyGirl said...

I totally get what you mean about closing that vent first!! LOL!! Love this LO... those little kittens are cracking me up!!
barb :)

Kim said...

I have yet to try flocking! I really am inspired to now, after seeing this fab layout you created! Love it!!!!!
Kim xXx

Denise said...

Oh, that's horrible Erin! A little funny (but not for you I'm sure) too. Your layout looks fabulous.

JJ Sobey said...

Edgar is just a nice kitty. Great page!

Deb Neerman said...

What a fabulous layout! Love it!!