Hi everyone Simply Monica here with my next Helmar post and today I am sharing this envelope mini clutch. I found these neat little clutch purses at a good price I was not quite sure what I even was going to do with them, but they were very pliable. So I thought hm... maybe I could stick a mini album in it. I am always looking for neat little things I can use to hold mini albums in so here is my Clutch Mini.
It was very tricky to adhere the paper bags to the actual clutch I needed some really strong and something that would not be messy and ruin the clutch itself
Hello and happy almost-Thanksgiving to our U.S. readers!
Between Halloween and Christmas, Thanksgiving gets a bit of the short shrift when it comes to decorations. But we have a console table in our hallway that, if left unadorned, becomes the landing zone for mail, shopping bags, and anything else attracted to clean, flat surfaces. So this year the console table gets its own centerpiece for Thanksgiving.
I started with a couple pieces of styrofoam left over from some bookcases we ordered (yay, upcycling!) and fused them together with Helmar Foam Glue.
Because this glue takes a little time to bond the bits of foam together (1 hour to hold, 24 hours to cure) the bottle suggests stabilizing with toothpicks until it sets. This was a great idea, since it let me move onto wrapping the entire structure with burlap ribbon without waiting for everything to set. And with a bulky ribbon like burlap, I found it helpful to apply a layer of the Foam Glue, add the burlap, and then spread around another layer of glue over the burlap to help it all meld together. Then I left it for the night.
Once everything was set, I started adding the autumn sprays and elements I'd put together. The items on picks slid right in through the burlap and layers of foam and then I attached the free elements with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive .
It was coming together, but it needed a few more touches.
I gathered two scraps of lace and a bit of woodgrain punchinella into a half-rosette and attached it to the front of the mini farm stand I'd created. Some tri-colored fiber finished the front off nicely.
Finally, what market would be complete without some sort of signate, right? This one is made out of ouchless cardboard and decorated with some stickers and washi tape.
I have so much that I'm thankful for, this little decoration serves to remind me to concentrate on that over anything else.
Thanksgiving Day, as celebrated in North America, is a time to gather with family and friends to give thanks for the many blessings that we enjoy. But every day we should ponder and consider the many things that we should be grateful for, not just during Thanksgiving. It's nice to have a little journal handy and record an attitude of gratitude.
To begin with, I cut out from a magazine an image to adhere to the front of my journal cover. I used Helmar Decopauge and Craft Paste which is just fabulous. It doesn't wrinkle the thin magazine image nor leave any sticky residue on top after it dries.
Then I added some heavy twine to the side using my Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. A tip for adding strings and twines is to let the glue become tacky before adding the twine, that way it grabs hold faster and stays put while you are playing with it.
And a great little poem to add in your journal as a daily reminder:
Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire, If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don’t know something For it gives you the opportunity to learn.
Be thankful for the difficult times. During those times you grow.
Be thankful for your limitations Because they give you opportunities for improvement.
Be thankful for each new challenge Because it will build your strength and character.
Be thankful for your mistakes They will teach you valuable lessons.
Be thankful when you’re tired and weary Because it means you’ve made a difference.
It is easy to be thankful for the good things. A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.
GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive. Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings.
Hey everyone, Katie here! Today my project is this art journal page I created inspired by Thanksgiving, which is coming up fast! I wanted to capture what I was thankful for right now, so I did that by documenting it on this page.
I started by using Helmar Decoupage paste to adhere some collage papers down onto my art journal pages. I used one of Helmar little spreading tools to spread the glue out onto the back of my paper.
To get the textured leaves on my page, I used Helmar Craft and Hobby PVA glue. I opened the cap just a little bit so not too much glue flowed out at once and used it like a pen, drawing my leaves onto my page.