Hi everyone, Katie here! Today I wanted to share with you guys this layout I made.
My absolute favorite "go-to" adhesive for securing my photos is my QuickFix Adhesive Runner. Helmar also makes great Acid free glue that is good for photos and paper, but I love how easy and mess free it is just to use the tape runner.
As I was working on it, I decided what it really needed was a bit of bling along one side of my road trip paper. so, I grabbed both my gems, and my Helmar Gemstone Glue to adhere them onto my layout.
The Helmar Gemstone Glue is perfect for using on clothing and fabric, but it also works really well on paper too. I like the fact that it doesn't cloud the back of the gemstones like other adhesives do.
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I've inspired you to use some gemstones and bling things! If you didn't know, the helmar gemstone glue is washable!! I'm hoping to use it on some fabric projects soon.
I know it's barely October, but it's about this time every year that I start thinking of Christmas presents. The last several years I have made handmade ornaments for friends and family. This year I'm making these embellished monogrammed ornaments from drop cloth material.
I first started by cutting a few patterns for my letters and the flower on my Silhouette.
Using a foam brush I placed the letters on the plate and pounced the stiffener into the fabric. Doing one side and then flipping it over and doing the other side making sure you get a pretty even coverage.
The letters and flower in the morning were very stiff and I was so happy with the results.
I decided to finish the letters with a little hand sewing around the edges. I used a paper piercer and a push pad to pre-punch the holes.
I threaded a small needle with pink embroidery floss and did a simple running stitch.
I wanted both sides of the letter to have a clean finish so instead of tying a knot I left a small tail and glued down the ends with a little Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue. I put a dot where the threads ended and smoothed them down.
Here in Australia Spring has already started and the sweet scent of Jasmin drifts in the warm air. People are dusting themselves off and socialising a little more and what better way to do that than by hosting a lovely afternoon tea. Haha sounds a little unrealistic to some but afternoon teas are still hosted it's just that most of us end up meeting at a coffee shop!
My lovely mother still hosts afternoon teas with her friends, they take it in turn so I thought I would help her out this month and make up some pretty napkin rings for her.
What you will need:
Paper rolls - enough for however rings you would like to make, Helmar Fabric Glue, wide ribbon, scissors, narrow ribbon and braid, artificial flower and decorative center, paper of choice and a pretty piece of lace.
Firstly spray clean your paper rolls with a little alcohol just to kill any germs and freshen them up. Cut them to the size that you require, I used tp rolls (definitely spray cleaned) and cut them in half.
Cut two strips of your decorative paper for each roll, they need to be approx 2cm wide and long enough to fit around your roll. I used G45 Botanical Tea paper for mine. Cut along one edge of the paper with some fancy scissors or a punch if you have one.
Attach the paper strips to each edge of the roll using Helmar Fabric Glue, yes it will hold perfectly well, leave a hang over of approx 1 cm.
Run a bead of Helmar Fabric Glue around the middle of your roll and attach your ribbon keeping all joins in the same area. Secure the end of the ribbon with a little more of Helmar Fabric Glue.
Once this is done you can attach your narrow ribbon (I used white organza) and trim of choice in the same way.
Apply some more Helmar Fabric Glue to the front of your roll (where all the joins are) and attach your lace piece, I used a beautiful Venice Lace Trim from Tresors de Luxe for this.
Now you can glue on your flower and flower center and then you're done.
Just to add a little more colour the the table I decided to take an old doiley and some pink satin fabric, I very sparingly dabbed a little of the Helmar Fabric Glue on a few spots under the doiley and attached the satin, carefully triming around the edge. The satin can then be removed once it has served it's purpose.
Some plain white china and a lovely bouquet of pink lillies and the table will be all set.
Thank you so much for stopping by today and I hope you liked this simple DIY. For those that enjoy giving crafty gifts this would also be a lovely way of decorating some rolled fabric pieces for your friends.
With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month this could also be nice for those who are wanting to host their own Tea Party or event :)
Hi Helmar Fans! Cathy hosting the blog today and I have a super simple project to share with you that I created for my home!
First, I started with a wooden plaque, a piece of printable burlap, some black paint, a clip off of a clipboard and a brag card. I ended up changing my mind at the last minute on the card, so you will see a different result in the end. The one you see here was just too dark.
I painted the plaque and added a blue chevron print to my burlap!
After I had all my paper layers just how I wanted to them, I started adding dimension with Helmar Zap Dots. I love the dimension you can get with these and they are so sticky that they will hold just about anything!
Here is my finished my plaque with all the fun layers! All of the little details, like the twine and little bitty flowers were adhered with Helmar Quick Dry 450 Adhesive.
In the next two photos you can see the dimension and layers that using Helmar Zap Dots can give you!