Tryin out New stuff : embossing powder

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So, im tryin out something new guys.....

one of the guys here, ( i forgot who, and im sorry) had a post where he used embossing powder as flockin material for carpets. so i went to micheals and got a few colors of it, its not expensive, $3.50. i figured i would try it out tonight, and i gotta say it works great!

heres a couple shots of what i did.....

i grabbed my spray adhesive, and the embossing powder

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I shot the interior panel in a color thats close....in this case duplicolor desert sand

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i taped off the rear section, and shot it with some spray adhesive, and sprinkled on the embossing powder.......here is the result!

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i think it came out really nice, and its very thin so it doesnt hide any detail! ill be using this stuff from now on, and it comes in a ton of different colors!

hope this helps ya out guys, and thanks to the member who posted it in his thread........im sorry i cant remember your name, im so bad with names! LOL

cheers

bryan

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Looks great, wouldnt thought of using spray adhesive. Great tip!

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thanks Glenn!

yea, ive been using spray adhesive instead of white glue or paint for a long time.....it works better, and dries alot faster.

cheers

bryan

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I need to give this stuff a try, I hate flocking because it constantly sheds and gets everywhere. Maybe this stuff will stay put better.

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give it a shot brian, theres a ton of different colors too! some of them would be pretty wild as carpeting.....

cheers

bryan

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I picked up a jar of embossing powered and did not like how it looked, I think I will stick with flocking

Bryan, the floor does look good

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"WOW" that is really amazing....

You say you just sprinkle it on...and then "lightly" knock of the excess ????

I am just a few block from a Micheals....And would like to give this a try

Thanks for Sharing.....Cheers Don aka XJ6 B)

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I'll have to try it out man.

Corey

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yea don, shoot the adhesive on, and just pour the powder on top of it, let it dry for a few minutes, and knock off the excess.......all you have to do is turn it over and the extra stuff falls away....

bryan

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Don, its real easy to do, one more tip, dump the excess on to a paper towel or piece of paper and then that excess can go back into the jar .

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I am going to have to get a can of spray adhesive...the one time I tried embossing powder, I used white glue and was not satisfied with the results.

In addition to getting an assortment of colors, you can use white embossing powder and coat it with whatever flat paint color you like. :)

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Michael's usually has discount coupons...you can probly get the embossing powder for at least 40% off.

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glad ya like it guys..

oh yea, always do it on a piece of paper or something so you can save the extra...

oh i never thought about the coupons! dang!

bryan

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That looks good and turned out great. I never thought of using spray adhesive for flocking material. I have tried many different ways and then what I found worked the best for me was to paint a color close to the flocking let it dry and then I would use model master clean brush it on and then add my flocking by putting it into a metal strainer and tapping it so it looks like it is snowing and fill the area really well and then I would pat it down with my finger then tap it all off and then go to the next section.

Also you can't beat the 40% off coupons from Micheal's or Hobby Lobby.... I am always using them when i do buy stuff there.

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Thanks Bryan & Jonathan for the Advice.

Yes i will get my 40% coupon for this week and put it to good use and get me some of that Embossing Powder....This is Cool....

Cheers To All....Don Aka XJ6

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I am going to have to get a can of spray adhesive...the one time I tried embossing powder, I used white glue and was not satisfied with the results.

Same here, could be why I didnt like how it turned out as well

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thanks Chris...

good, give it a shot Don......

cheers

bryan

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the spray adhesive makes all the difference guys.....even if you stick to using regular flockin material...

cheers

bryan

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what a great idea on the spray adhesive, really got to try that trick, thanks for sharing.

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I do this, then (after it is dry) I hand brush acrylic clear satin, or flat over it to make sure it doesn't come loose....works for me !....'Z'

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You're not limited to the color the powder comes in. After the adhesive dries hit it softly with a heat gun and it will harden up (embossed) and you can paint it the interior color. In fact I've been getting the opaque color since it will be painted any way.

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Ok, you convinced me. I will give it a try. It really looks good to me. Thanks Bryan !

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Bryan l have been thinking about trying it and since you used spray adhesive l am going to give it a try. Yours really looks good. Thanks for posting..

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I was at Michael's last week looking for embossing powder and was very dissapointed at the color selection. Almost all of them that I could find were more like glitter. I also went to a Hobby Lobby and did find some for the project I'm working on but its not quite the right color either. I wanted to just order some flocking from Detail Master, because I can't find any at any of the LHS's, but Detail Master has a $20 minimum order.

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Slant

What color of flocking are you looking for? I have a small variety of colors.

Later-

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