Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cherish Wedding Card with Grungy Textured Chipboard Tutorial for Helmar

I'm so excited to be guest designing this month with Helmar!!

I just adore using Helmar's fabulous products. Today I'm sharing a wedding card I created for a special young couple. I also have a fun Grungy Textured Chipboard Tutorial featuring Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue to share with you.

Cherish Wedding Card

Tips and Techniques
This shabby chic texture on my chipboard title is created with Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue. Please scroll down for my step by step tutorial. 

The base of this card is a handcrafted tag I received from the talented Marivic Clifton. She sells custom and special order tags and also has an Etsy shop with new and one of a kind vintage items. Details and a link to the Zeus and Zoey Etsy shop can be found HERE.

Of course, you know I had to add my own special touches. I applied more of the Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue on either side of the butterfly and sprinkled with chunky glass glitter and microbeads. Because this glue dries clear, it is perfect for adding chunky textured embellishments to my projects.

Here I added mica flakes around the bottom flower cluster. I've found the best way to adhere Mica is to squeeze out a dollop of Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue onto a craft mat. Pick up a single flake with tweezers and dip the back of the mica into the glue then place onto the paper. I adore how the print from the background paper shows through the translucent mica.

I added a few extra flowers and inked leaves using Helmar Premium Craft Glue. I also adhered the paper layers with Premium Craft Glue.

Grungy Textured Chipboard Tutorial

Supply List
White Gesso (or acrylic paint)
Spray Mists in colors of choice
Heat Tool

Step 1
Paint chipboard with white gesso.

Step 2
Apply Helmar Craft & Hobby PVA Glue to the surface of the gessoed chipboard. Because this piece is so intricate, I used a paint brush to apply the glue. If you are texturing a larger, less intricate piece, you could apply the glue directly from the bottle.

Step 3
Heat the wet glue until it bubbles and raises up creating texture.

Step 4
Brush with mica color mist of choice (purple here), then heat to dry. Brush randomly with second mica color mist (I used gold) and heat to dry. The mist settles into the crevices to highlight the amazing texture created by the heated glue.
 **You could spritz on the mist, but I like the control of brushing on the liquid and the benefit of less waste.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Helmar Products
Premium Craft Glue

Other Products
Handcrafted tag by Marivic Clifton of Berry71Bleu
View her Etsy shop HERE.
K & Company ~ Brenda Walton - Flora & Fauna - Ledger Paper Pad; 12" Paper Collection
Chipboard ~ Stash
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Tuscany Rosebuds, White
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Rosebuds - 4mm, Pastel
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ Mulberry Paper Leaves - 1 1/4", White
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Mix'd Media Inx - Wisteria
Liquitex ~ Gesso - White
Heidi Swapp ~ Color Shine - Gold
Tattered Angels ~ Glimmer Mist - Sugar Plum Fairy
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Glass Glitter, Lavender
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Mica Fragments, Lavender
Martha Stewart ~ Metallic Microbeads - Amethyst
Higgins ~ Drawing Ink - White
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Clearsnap ~ Foam Blending Tool
EK Success ~ Craft Tweezers

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. So gorgeous! LOVING the flowers and the butterfly!!!!!

  2. LOL! They love you at Helmar's, methinks!!! And I can see why - this is gorgeous! LOOOVE how you've used Marivic's wonderful tag as the base..... Works so well!!!!

  3. Oh wow this card is amazing! And I have never t thought of heating up glue before!! Love the rich colors and the embellishments are stunning...


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