Hi I'm Tamiko! This is my first blog post with Helmar. There are many people that do crafts everyday. We learn from them and hopefully, we produce some great projects in the end! I live to the share things of people who inspire me daily and I hope to share some of those finished items with you. :) My first project I would like to show you is my *Tiffany* inspired postcards that I made to send a few friends.
I first took some papers ripped them into small pieces. I have used old newspapers and book pages. To be honest anything with a print would be more than cool. I then took the papers and adhered them to larger pieces of chipboard or junk mail with Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste. It goes on thick but thins out really well and gives awesome coverage. Use a scrapper or an old giftcard to move it around the page and then again, to thin out your paper bits and remove any air bubbles. :)
After I left the pages with all the bits to dry for a few hours, I began to decorate! I used some gesso.. slathered a little color, stamped for texture and doodled! I really got some awesome images! :)
Wait a minute! We ARE making a postcards! So, I then flipped the cards over and used a Helmar Tacky Craft Glue to attach a plain white cardstock. I now will be able to use my postcard stamp and to write my note and address my postcard! Make sure when you cut your cards from the larger papers that you cut 4in by 6in. (dimensions of a post card)
After that was all done. I decided to do one more thing. I needed to use the Helmar Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish to preserve and protect my work. So I took my cards outside and sprayed them. The color seemed to intensify! :)
These cards are fun to create, gift, swap or receive in the mail! YOU can design them by whatever speaks to you most, they are your cards. Just don't forget to have Helmar Adhesives nearby.. I don't think I could have done it any other way! Using Helmar assured me that my postcards were sturdy and my images were protected enough to be sent through the USPS. I hope you give this a try.
Have a great week and make it a CREATIVE and PRODUCTIVE one, that includes Helmar!!