It's Tracey here with a guest project featuring Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. There are so many times when I want to add dimension, but want to tilt an element, vary the height, or have an uneven bottom surface that would be difficult to glue or tape to my project. In these situations, I grab my Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. I've included photos below to show you how I've used them on this layout to attach my angled flowers.
I've used a photo of Dark Hedges in Northern Ireland taken by my scrapbooking friend, Linda Eggleton. As soon as I saw this image, I fell in love the the lines and colors and knew it would be a gem to create with. Linda has graciously given me permission to scrapbook a copy of it. You can find more of her delightful photos and work HERE.
"Splendid, Wonderful, Breathtaking"
Tips and Techniques
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots are the perfect adhesive when you want to place a flower or other embellishment at an angle. I squeezed a rather large dollop of adhesive onto the back of my flower, then placed it onto my page at an angle as shown below.
The adhesive is thick and will hold the position until it is dry as long as you don't bump and move the adhered item until it is set. It takes a while to dry, so I like to adhere and position my items then allow to dry overnight. It dries with a strong bond that will hold the position permanently. And for Helmar's mixed media fans ~ yes, it adheres well to surfaces covered with a variety of mediums.
Here you can see how beautifully that large flower nestles into the cluster and over the raised photo mat.
Chipboard, feathers, metal elements, and flowers that are not angled, are all adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, which adheres so beautifully to my mixed media background.
The Leaky Shed Studio Swirl Tree has similar lines to those in the Dark Hedges photo. I cut it apart, then heat embossed with a grungy silver embossing enamel. I adhered only the base of the branches under the flower cluster using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive so the swirls would be loose and slightly raised.
I enjoy giving new life to older, out of style objects. Remember those old photo slide frames that were popular, oh about 10 or so years ago? This one had a wood grain on it. I sanded it lightly, rubbed with ink, and randomly stamped to give it a grungy edge, then tucked in part of my typeset title that is spread across the page.
Here's what I'm talking about when I say materials that need a stronger bond. I haven't found many adhesives that will create a strong bond between metal and mixed media laden papers. Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive works for me every time!
This Leaky Shed Studio Spring Butterfly is heat set with a couple different colors of embossing enamel and also adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. Isn't it sweet how this metal flourish looks like the butterfly body and flows into a lovely, flowing trail?
More flowers and textures.
The photo and mats are raised using two layers of Helmar Zapdots leaving space to tuck the edges of flowers and other elements underneath.
One final shot.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll grab some
Today's card is for my daughter. She turns 10 years old, just a few days after Easter this year. She is a smart little girl and more than anything, she is happy. She makes everyone who knows her smile. While she doesn't share my passion for creating arts and crafts, she does enjoy the sparkle and/or color in everything created for her. This is my birthday card to Brook.. (I think it's the first one I've done in advance in a loooong time ::giggles:: )
I began with embossing a piece of white card stock. I cleaned up my corners by using my corner rounder. Cut a few pieces of card stock in strips, distressed the edges and layered them using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. Stamped Happy Birthday and added my decorative mesh.
I then stamped a dragonfly with stazon ink. Colored it with water soluble markers and moved the color with my water brush. Used my glitter brush in clear and added shimmer to my dragonfly. Gave it dimension by using Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots underneath it.
Took some cute little Dazzler sequins and placed those on the page using my Helmar 450 Quick Dry again. I really love my 450 while it can be used for just about anything, I generally hoard it to use on non paper items. ::holds head down low:: Yes I hoard my 450.. It's my *special occasion* glue!
Well I hope you all enjoyed seeing my card for Brook. Thank you all for stopping by and hope the next time you are creating, you are creating with Helmar Adhesives!
Hi everyone, Sandee here with some cute Easter treats that you can easily make for your friends, co-workers or anyone that needs a special bunny treat. I like to make small gifts for my neighbors and hang them on their front door knobs so they get a surprise when they open their door in the morning. Each one of these comes ready to hang up filled with candy!
First you take a cardboard tube and make a bottom for it. ( We don't want our candy to fall out! ) Trace the tube onto a piece of cardstock and trim around the circle aprox. .25" so that you can cut out flaps, bend them and glue around the base. Make sure to cut an opening for the legs too! Once you have adhered it the base of the tube with your Helmar Tacky Glue then cover the tube with a piece of white paper.
Next I altered the bag of treats that I purchased to go inside the tubes for 2 reasons. 1. They were too big and I had to remove some of the candy ( oh darn, right? I ate them, lol ) 2. Once I unfolded the bags toppers I discovered I could cut around the outside of the ears, glue them together and then retie them back with an even prettier ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Make sure to cut only around the outside of the ears so they will remain upright and not flop over. The edge of the bag where my cutting stopped is easily tucked in before you add the ribbon.
Next I added my faces onto the front. The nose needed special attention since I wanted to layer the nose and whiskers together so I used my trusty Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots because it works wonderfully for all uneven bumpy surfaces. I couldn't decide which face to make so I made 3 different ones!
Greetings, fellow creatives! Jennifer, here, with a birthday card right up the alley of any number crunchers on your list.
I seem to always have grand ideas about making birthday cards for friends and family but seldom to I start early enough to actually get it done. With my husband's birthday later this week, I finally got on the ball and created this card that even he--an accountant--has to agree with. After all, the numbers don't lie!
The heart of the card is the string of years printed out on my adding machine (I'm a bookkeeper myself, this is standard stock at our house). If you don't have access to an adding machine, you can easily create the same effect with a typewriter font printed on regular paper and trimmed to about 2" or so wide.
I played with the folds and curve of the strip of adding machine tape to get just the right amount of "movement" without overwhelming my card blank and held it in place with a kitchen clip while I grabbed my Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.
Liquid Scrap Dots are perfect for this because the adhesive will support the curves and undulations in the strip of paper. Remember when I said you could use computer paper for this? It might be a good idea, even if you do have adding machine tape available as you'll see the Scrap Dots through the thinner material.
After the adding machine tape was set on the blue card stock, I added the beginning of my message (It All Adds Up...) in small sticker letters, and some other embellishments that will make more sense in a moment using Quick Fix Permanent Adhesive Runner. Now, I'm going to be honest here and admit that I cut my matting card stock too short. Rather than cut another piece, I split it across the middle and used the "gap" to run a bit of chenille fiber behind the card front.
To complete the adhesive trifecta on this project, Helmar ZapDots added a bit of loft to the double-matted number stickers for the birthday boy's age.
Finally, to finish the card, I matted a piece of card stock in the same way as the front (at which point it totally became a stylistic choice and no one but you and I need to know it was an error!) with more Adhesive Runner, and wrote the rest of my message, "you're another year AWESOME!"
For giving, I suggest a slightly over-sized envelope to allow for the fullness of the front matter, and if you're going to mail it, a padded envelope might not go amiss.