I wanted to experiment and try to flock a vinyl. I picked up a bottle of Martha Stewart flocking powder and some glue. They didn't have the colors I wanted and I didn't have a blank 3" to do what I wanted so gears will have to do.
I also picked up some beads and will play around with those to see how they stick to the vinyl.
Here's what I have so far. I was hoping to find sort of like a clear flock so that his original colors would show thru but all they had were an assortment of colors and no clear.
Not sure what will happen or if the flock will stick but I will let everyone know how it goes.
Pray for gears
He may never be the same again
Here is part two of the experiment. The flocking is easy. Just some glue, roll it in the flock and let it dry. Depending on how thin or thick you want the flock, you can just add more glue after it dries and do a second coat of flock.
The glass microbeads is a bit trickier. I used a double sided tape called terrifically tacky tape, used a hair dryer on it for a few seconds and then just rolled it in the beads. For the smaller areas it would be better to use glue but the two that I brought with me were not that great. I need a glue that is just as tacky as the tape.
This guy will never be the same again. I don't think the body and head belong together anymore
Like I said, just an experiment with different products from Michaels. Not sure what to do with the hands or the rest of the body.
Update and finished product 10/13/10:
My poor little guy has suffered enough but he was a good sport. He looks terrible but my experiment is over and here are the findings.
The flock is really fun to use and I think the lighter it is applied the better. It's thicker on the ears than on the yellow part and truth is, the ears look like a carpet
I tried going over a spot on the back of the head because it didnt fill in well, and as you can see, it looks like a blob or a dent on his head.
The beads are easier to apply using the glossy accents instead of the tape. I used the same thing to give him the glossy hands and pink sides of the face, plus the nose.
All in all, he was a good sport and let me experiment with different products from Michaels. I had fun
Notice the spot on the back of the head where I tried applying flock on the spot where there was already a very light coat of it.
The products I used for my experiement: