The base of this card is a handcrafted tag I received, but yes, you know I had to add my own special touches to it to make it my own. I applied more of the Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue on either side of the butterfly and sprinkled with chunky glass glitter and microbeads. Because this glue dries clear, it is perfect for adding chunky textured embellishments to my projects.
Here I added mica flakes around the bottom flower cluster. I've found the best way to adhere Mica is to squeeze out a dollop of Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue onto a craft mat. Pick up a single flake with tweezers and dip the back of the mica into the glue then place onto the paper. I adore how the print from the background paper shows through the translucent mica.
Apply Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue to the surface of the gessoed chipboard. Because this piece is so intricate, I used a paint brush to apply the glue. If you are texturing a larger, less intricate piece, you could apply the glue directly from the bottle.
Heat the wet glue until it bubbles and raises up creating texture.
Brush with mica color mist of choice (purple here), then heat to dry. Brush randomly with second mica color mist (I used gold) and heat to dry. The mist settles into the crevices to highlight the amazing texture created by the heated glue.
**You could spritz on the mist, but I like the control of brushing on the liquid and the benefit of less waste.
Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you've been inspired to grab your Helmar PVA glue and create some texture!
It's Australia Day once again and most of us will be heading outdoors to celebrate with friends and family but there are still some that celebrate at home or if the weather is bad have to stay at home and this little door banner will bring some patriotic fun to the day.
What you will need:
Red, white and blue papers or green and gold if you prefer. Buttons or doilies and ribbon or cotton tape to hang.
Firstly cut strips of paper, I made mine 4.25", 3.5" and 2.75" in width. I used music paper and 12x12 paper and cut two strips per half circle.
Once your strips are cut, score them each .5" and then fold in a concertina style.
Cut three half circles from paper/cardstock. Using two stips of the concertina paper, glue together to form one long strip.
Glue the center of the paper together and once it grabs spread it out. Glue the remaining concertina pieces on top of each other from largest to smallest. Place a half doiley on the top and then attach a strip of ribbon or cotton tape so that they all join together.
Once it's dry you can hang on your door or anyhwere else you may desire.
Hi, Veronica here today for Helmar to share with you a project I made for Allison my friend's daughter.
Allison and Noel will be having their engagement party at a brewery and they met at FSU in Florida. Allison wanted the FSU colors of Burgundy and Gold.
I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adheive. Why? Because if you want something to be glued down and not come apart then this is the glue of choice.
I used a template for my banner base. I then used my cricket to cut out my gold letters.
I made 4 banners in total. Sometimes if you don't know exactly where the banners will be placed; its best to make the banner shorter in length. If you end up having lots of space across - you could always tie the banners up side by side.
Hello Helmar fans! It's Kisha here and I'm so excited to share my first post for the New Year with you today. Along with sharing this post, the ATC's you see here will also be shared with other's as mini works of art.
I like the idea of using my fabric scraps as the base for the ATC's. However, before they can become the base the fabric must be stiff or almost paper like.
Next of course everyone loves a little dimension on their projects. Using Helmar Zapdots White Round 1/2" for an added pop to each card is perfect. Also for those smaller more narrow embellishments, I use the negative of the pop dots (the section shown where the round has been removed). Here's an upclose view of the felt and denim ATC's
I hope you have been inspired to create your own mini works of art to share with other crafters and friends.