To Flock or not to Flock that is the question:
Whether ‘tis nobler of project to suffer
The slings and arrows of dedicated LJ’ers,
Or to take arms against the sea of boxes,
With the mitering of corners and maple keys;
Ay, there be thy rub; perhaps ‘tis be the tung oil?
Sorry for the poetic abuse. I won’t let it happen again.
Mirror, Mirror in the lid
Who be the fairest LJ’er of the Id?
‘Tis not be that crusty DustyAl;
Surely ‘tis be that crafty Karson fella,
Exotic lumber and all.
Woops, I did it again…
Point being… I can’t decide if I like the boxes flocked, or not. Mirror in lid, or not. Both the flock ‘n mirror cover my many sins. I had lots of sins in these two boxes, so I just felt like I really needed to flock something.
There are other methods… spray glue with cloth, self-stick cloth, etc. Flock was easy especially after I traded garden vegetables for some materials. Red… that is the only color I know how to do.
Cloth with glue opens many more variations, but I’m thinking a bit trickier to apply than the easy paint on flocking adhesive and simple dusting of the rayon or nylon flocking material. Clean up not too bad if you prepare ahead.
I suppose the answer lies in the fundamental purpose of the box. I did these two boxes to have a “wow” factor when you open the lid and see something different on the inside versus the outside. I have no idea what the boxes will be used for other than gifts to sisters to appease them.
-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...