Hi, Veronica here today and I am excited to show you some photos of my NEW STUDIO! It's taken me a while to finish organizing and decorating, and today I am adding some finishing touches using Helmar adhesives!
I decided to decorate my room with some "V" initials and picked out a wood piece and also a paper mache piece to decorate today. I have two spots in my room that need a little "something" and these "V's" will fit in nicely. So I start off with two of my Helmar products.
I start off by designing the base of both my wood and my paper mache "V" projects. Below is my process using photos and some commentary.
As you can see above my first "V" is the paper mache. Using the Helmar Decoupage and craft paste I slather on the surface then I laid a piece of burlap that I purchased at Jo Ann's fabrics. I have been trying for an Industrial chic look in my new studio so I am decorating as such with burlap.
Now that the base is finished on my paper mache "V" I am moving on to the green wood "V" I found on sale. I will finish the base on that one also before I start embellishing both.
On my wood piece I wanted to use some yellow because my studio has splashes of yellow as my highlight color. I also wanted to have some burlap on my "V" for that Industrial look and also to match my paper mache piece.
The Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste works well on wood, just make sure you spread the glue evenly and then rub out any air bubbles after your paper is adhered to your project.
To fill in my edges I painted some gold gel medium on my project then I sprayed it with Helmar Crystal Kote Matte. I did this to assure that the gel paint and also the delicate paper doily would not chip or fray. The Helmar Crystal Kote Matte is a fabulous sealant, its clear and does not leave a sticky residue.
Next comes the layering and placement of my embellishments. In order to do that I like to use Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.
Next I need to gather my products to start layering and designing. For a list of these products please visit my blog at Kitsnbitscraps
I can give you my tip for embellishing - bring out what you think you might like and be sure to have a color scheme in mind before doing so. Then just arrange and re-arrange your embellishments until you like it. It is ok to walk away from your work if you get frazzled about your placement. Sometimes you need some time and space to come back with a clear head and a better idea of what you are looking for.
If you are looking for a room décor using initials and embellishing them with Helmar is the way to go. I love how my "V's" turned out. Below are some photos of my new studio. If you would like to see more studio photos please visit my blog.
That is a photo of my little girl (well not so little anymore) Vanessa.
These are photos of my mom and my daughter. Below are some photos of my studio.
Thank you for stopping by ... happy crafting