Happy Thursday to you all. Today I wanted to put the focus on dimension using Helmar Zapdots. I love the fact that the Zapdots come in several different sizes as well as black, white and clear.
I created this Easter card using Lily Bee Designs paper and Core'dinations Color Core Cardstock. Take a look at the 2 different dimensions that the Helmar Zapdot's gave this card. The large oval was popped up using the large size circle Zapdots and the fleur de lis stamp by Unity Stamps was popped up with the small white circle Zapdots. Some of the other Helmar USA products I used for this card are Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive runner and the fabulous Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots for my butterfly. Other products on this card are Doodlebug Jewels, Prima flowers and a Cuttlebug embossing folder.
On another note, I spent this past weekend doing some wood working. It's been an interest of mine for quit awhile so I commisioned someone to help me create this shelf as well as another one to hold all of my wood mounted stamps. I wanted to share this one with you because it is now how I store some of my Helmar USA Adhesive products. I'm super excited about it. My friend cut all the wood and all the counter sinking of the nails and I did all of the wood putty, sanding to round the edges and all the painting. My goal is to learn how to do the cutting using a miter table saw so that I can keep creating. Once I learn that, I'm going to try gluing all of my wood using the Helmar 450 Quick dry adhesive. YES... I think its that good!!!
Hope your March was a good one.....now bring on Spring!!
Till next time...
So, let me tell you a little Helmar story. I was at my Mother's new scrapbook store, and I was doing up some displays for the window. I was making giant accordian flowers, so I needed the pieces to adhere strongly and quickly, so I didn't have to stand around holding them til they dried. Well, I had to use what was there, and sadly it was a different brand of adhesive. Well, let me tell you, I very nearly threw the silly stuff across the room. Nothing would stick, I was getting very frustrated and cranky, and time was running out. So, I made an "executive" decision to open up a new bottle of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and add it to the stock used for classes. Well, those pieces stuck in no time, I got them all made really quickly, and nothing got thrown. Happy Days, thanks to Helmar coming to the rescue!
Here's the finished product.
Now onto some really exiting news. I have recently made the designteam for a new magazine called Australian Scrapbook Ideas, and here is my very first article, using lots of Helmar adhesives, which I also teamed up with gorgeous Bella papers from prefered partner Best Creation Inc. I'm so happy with how this all came out. Soemthing else I noticed is that everything came back from the publishers in one piece. That has not always been the case in my former "pre-Helmar" life :)
Thanks so much for looking.
Helmar USA/Australian Design Team Member.
This Thursday we will feature Helmar Acid Free Glue:
DATE: Thursday, March 31st
TIME: 6:00 pm (PST) so check your local time zones
WHERE: Helmar Ustream Channel
I am so excited to bring you this product!
Don't be surprised if there is a GIVEAWAY! See you Thursday!
President, Helmar USA, Inc.
Have you ever gotten your hands on Helmar "Acrylic Sealer"? I hadn't either, 'till now.
Pictured here is "Antique Acrylic sealer", but the plain Acrylic sealer works just the same, and if you like the antique-ey feel Tracy tells me you can just add a few drops of walnut ink to create that slight aged look the antique sealer gives.
This varnish type product is slightly yellowy in colour (but it really doesnt show 'yellow' when painted on), it is quite runny, and really sticky, so be prepared to be peeling it off you fingers for a while after if you are the messy crafter (like me) It says, solvent free, non toxic and safe to use on the front of the tub, which is all good to hear!!!!
I really didnt know how this stuff would behave on my project. I knew how I wanted it to behave, in my head, but thats never assured, so I just jumped right in.
I knew it was sticky and dried well just from undoing the lid and then trying to get it off again, so I was hopeful it would act like a varnish and dry without the tackiness some other scrapbooking 'sealants' do.
I tore up little tiny pieces of core'dination cardstock, which gave a really cool effect because of the coloured core, and using a paintbrush I started 'gluing' these little pieces down and painting over the top of them with the sealant. So far so good. (I was doodling ideas on the front cover which the cardstock covers nicely!)
I kept going until the cover was covered.
Then I 'liberally' painted on the sealer in 3 or so layers letting semi dry between 'heavy' coats building up the layers. You can get it quite thick and deep, and it only takes a few hours to dry, total - to be handle-able. Overnight to be totally hardened.
I LOVE this stuff.......
Here is my finished cover
I made the little album out of Core'dinations cardstock and bound it with machine stitching, fabric and bookbinding glue (but thats a whole other tutorial!) But honestly I am thrilled with this new product I have found. It is going to be very well used as I find more uses for it.
Here is what I am using my little 'Home truths' album for.......
So I hope you will give it a try.
HELMAR Acrylic Sealer read more about it HERE
For more Helmar products see HERE
So that's all from me today. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Helmar USA, Inc, distributes Helmar Adhesives & Art Mediums. Have you had dreams at night that adhesives would land on your doorstep? Do you want to be a part of one of the most creative teams and work with products from the most amazing manufacturers? Well, that dream can come true…….Helmar USA, Inc. wants YOU to become a member of our Design Team!
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President, Helmar USA, Inc.
Hello Helmar Fans... Today I am going to share with you a page I had published! Plus how to create your own background stamp from leftover chipboard letters and also crate paper rosettes...YAY!
I was extra excited to see how they published this page of mine in the "Australian Scrapbooking Memories Magazine" vol 13 - 4, In the hot techniques to try section - gotta love making those paper spiral flowers - with a little help from "Helamrs 450 quick dry"!!!
A little something extra I did with those flowers too, was once I made them and had secured them with my "Helmars 450 quick dry" I dipped them into wet paint like dipping an ice cream into yummy chocolate...
How to make a background stamp using leftover odd chipboard letters and "helmars decoupage"
Step 1: Gather all your odd leftover pieces of chipboard letters and shapes.
Step 2: Use "helmars decoupage" and paint an entire sheet of cardstock.
Step 3: Now randomly place all your chipboard letters and shapes down. Apply more decoupage if it starts to dry on you.
Step 4: Allow to dry
Step 5: Choose a paint colour and paint the entire background. Be generous with the paint.
Step 6: Now flip it over and press it onto another sheet of cardstock. Rub all over the back a couple of times. Peel away and allow to dry.
LOOKIE DOWN the end scrapped result - so what do you think - cool I hope...:)
"click" - my 3 beauties!!!
I Love crate paper it's not just for the kids parties ...its for our scrappy pages too.
Check out how I made these and give it ago!
"you" - miss jorja claire
How to make a crate paper rosette by Leeann Pearce using "Helmars 450 quick dry"
Step2: Unroll and tie a knot at one end.
Step 3: Start wrapping and twisting the crate paper around the knot.
Step 4: Once you get close to the end use a little "helmars 450 quick dry" to hold the end in place.
Step 5: Now take a look at both sides of the rosette. Adhere the punched circle to the bum that has the deepest hole.
Step 6: Now just embellish it.
NOTE: If you want a more shabby feel unravel the crate paper and scrunch and then adhere with your 450 quick dry.
Thanks and I hope you have lots of scrappy things to make this week with the help of some Helmar adhesives!
Australian Design Team Member
or should I say SOME THINGS ;)
Been all girly lately, after scrapping so many boy themed layouts I thought I better pull out the big guns in flowers and who else do you turn to for that but Prima.... Now I have to say that my Helmar 450 Quickdry really recieved a workout on this layout. See how many gorgeous little (and big) blooms are on here, *sigh*. So great I have a girl that I can go into flower over drive for. I also used my Adhesive Runner to lightly adhere my circles before stitching around them (just a little though the middle, nothing worse than getting a sticky needle when stitching) Also my Scrapdots came in handy here too. Did you know it's brilliant for attaching buttons that have those HUGE backs on them, I have also added some to my smaller photos to give them a little pop too.
First up, ahhhh, sorry for the hideous photo, good thing for the next one ;) I've pulled out my Gemstone glue on this layout, again using some gorgeous Prima products.
Again my 450 was used for the flowers and a little dab under the iron on (which I ironed onto card and cut out) The Gemstone glue was perfect to add those little bits of bling that are scattered around my layout. My adhesive runner well it was PERFECT for adding the cut out leaves and all the remaining paper. These products all complement each other sooooo well.
Thanks for stopping by
Helmar Inc, Australian Design Team
Happy Thursday everyone! How are you doing on this beautiful day? I hope you are having a phenomenal week! Before I start my crafty ramblings, I would first like to say 'Happy Birthday' to my hubby! He is turning the big 3-0 today!!! I hope he has a fabulous day! Now, on to the good stuff...the Helmar!!! Today I have not one, but two projects to share with you. I found myself feeling quite crafty last week and sat down to create these projects. Of course, they would not of been possible without those fabulous Helmar Adhesives! Love 'em!
I had an old picture frame left over from our recent move. It had been collecting dust in the closet for some time and I thought I should make it into something that I could hang in our new home. I took the picture frame and broke it down, only recycling the actual wooden frame and the matting from the inside. I used my trusty Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere the matting and new backing on the frame. I decided not to add the glass back into the frame because I wanted to create a dimensional piece.
On my frame, I decided to spritz some letters from Jillibean Soup with some spray ink. I wanted to mention one awesome new tool I used in this process, the Clearsnap Color Catcher. This little box folded up really quickly and made it safe to use the spritz ink anywhere. I am definitely a fan!
To add extra layers of dimension, I layered up those fabulous Helmar Zap Dots.
Here is my frame. All of the flowers, pins, and bird embellishments are from Maya Road. I also brought in some rhinestones, ribbon, and other supplies from my own scrappy stash. I used my Cricut and Sure Cuts A Lot software to cut the big 'G' (the first letter of our last name) in the background. This font is called 'Brock Script.' Then I added our last name (Gandy) over the top. I thought this might be nice hanging by the front door.
Up close of the ribbon I used. I love the feminine, shabby-chic feel of this ribbon. I adhered the ribbon to my frame using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.
I used Helmar Zap Dots to pop up the alphabet letters I used for our last name. Here is a view so you can see the dimension a bit better...
Second, I decided to use more Maya Road goodies to create a banner to hang on our front door to welcome the spring season. On this project, I used Helmar Premium Craft Glue and Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots.
For this banner, I started out with a canvas album from Maya Road. I took the rings out of the album and spritzed each piece with some spray ink.
I knew I wanted to create pennant looking pieces for the banner. They are so hot in scrapbooking right now and I love the look. So after my ink had dried, I took each banner piece and folded it in half...
Here is my banner. As you can see, I used the leftover pieces to add to the top of my banner. Not only did it provide added dimension, but it also helped me to use every little bit of my supplies...none tossed in the trash! I used alphabet stickers for my title. The letters didn't seem to want to stick as well as I would of hoped, so I used the Helmar Premium Craft Glue to add adhesive to the back...just in case. I also added some buttons to the banner from Jenni Bowlin Studio. I tied a bow in the center of each button using bakers twine. I also brought in some bling, pearls, and ribbon for extra embellishment. This entire banner is held together with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots. I love that stuff!
Okie dokie, that is all from me today! I hope you have enjoyed these projects. I know I had so much fun creating them! They truly could not of been possible without my Helmar Adhesives!
So pull out your Helmarand double your fun today! Happy Scrappin'!!! :)
Aymee Gandy, Helmar USA DT Member
Hi all! Becky Teichmiller here with two very simple mini albums :) I donated both of these albums to my daughters' school for each of their classrooms to put in a themed basket, summer and dog. The school will have a dinner along with a silent auction with each classes basket to raise money for the school.
Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dot Close-Ups:
Using the Liquid Scrap Dots under the petals means that this flower will never go flat! And since I used the Liquid Scrap Dots, I could make the petals on the top a little higher than the middle layer as you can see in the image.
The Liquid Scrap Dots came in handy here on this button overlapping 2 other buttons.
Here's a quick look into one of the mini albums:
I used mainly 450 Quick Dry to hold it all together, simply because mini albums usually get a lot of mileage out of them and get passed around quite frequently. And I know that nothing will fall off if I adhere it with Helmar's 450!
The Summer book is 6x6 and bound by a ring. You can see the UStream recording of me creating this album here.
Have a wonderful day!