When I was four, my family moved into the house I would grow up in. Of the many changes my parents made to the decor, none was more immediate than taking down the wallpaper in the dining room — shiny silver paper flocked with pink and orange flamingos. It left a lasting dislike for flocking in my impressionable little mind. One that until recently I thought would never change. But I’ve gained a new appreciation for the fuzzy stuff — not on my walls, mind you. On my art. There are lots of gorgeous papers on the market sporting the stuff, just begging to be touched, and added to a paper creation. But I recently found a nifty package of rub-ons from We R Memory Keepers that allows you to add flocking to paper just where you want it.
So working with a palette inspired by a recent visit from goldfinches, I went to work, well, play …
The “Foil Glitter Flock” pack:
I couldn’t resist the YELLOW flock … as bright as the goldfinches:
The created pieces:
The bird and egg stamps in these two pieces are by Michelle Ward – awesome, awesome artist. Her blog is in my list of faves, or if you like the images as much as I do, you can visit her store directly: greenpepperpress.com.