Hi everyone!! I have a new project up on the Helmar blog today with a wedding card featuring Helmar Fabric Glue.
My dear scrapbooking friend, Mandy was married last month. We've been friends for many years and have spent many an hour creating together, so I wanted to create something extra special for her. The focal piece of my card is a chipboard mannequin I dressed up with eyelash yarn and feathers. Helmar Fabric Glue is the perfect adhesive for this task.
Tips and Techniques
I started by painting the chipboard with a pearlescent medium. It's not shown here, but I precut the yarn pieces a little longer than the distance between the waist and the hem.
I squeezed out a line of Helmar Fabric Glue across the waist,
and placed the yarn and feathers into this bead of glue.
I covered the glued area by adhering a strip of ribbon across the waist, over the edge of the yarn pieces. I finished it off with a strip of pearls and tiny rose buds. These are all adhered with Helmar Fabric Glue as well.
I painted this delightful chipboard corner flourish and added half pearls to embellish. Because the background is uneven from the stenciling, I needed a strong adhesive to hold it in place. Of course I grabbed my Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive for this job.
I stamped the love sentiment on a scrap of cardstock. I wanted it to lay flat, so I used Helmar Clear Zapdots where there was no stenciling and a dab of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
on the stenciled areas. Because the clear Zapdots are so thin, they gave just the right amount of dimension to help my sentiment to sit evenly on the card.
I brushed little dabs of Helmar Super-Tac EVA Glue below the
sentiment and sprinkle with iridescent shaved ice flakes.
Here I used more Helmar Fabric Glue to adhere burlap and hand dyed lace to the bottom of the card.
I hope you've been inspired to grab your Helmar Fabric Glue to adhere
the fiber elements to your next shabby chic project.
Maja ~ Vintage Summer Basics 1934
White Cardstock ~ Stash
Dusty Attic ~ Corner Flourish #4 DA0873
Dusty Attic ~ Mini Vine DA0370
Leaky Shed Studio ~ Dress Form
Wild Orchid Crafts ~ 4mm Rosebuds, Pastel Tone
Midwest Design ~ Touch of Nature - Feathers, white
Fused Pearls ~ iridescent - stash
Beaded Lace ~ Stash
Organza Ribbon ~ Stash
Adhesive Backed Half Pearls ~ Stash
Lion Brand Yarn ~ Romance, Silky White
Hug Snug ~ Seam Binding, white
Burlap - Stash
DecoArt ~ Texture Crackle
Clearsnap by Donna Salazar ~ Mix’d Media Inx ~ Chiffon, Patina, Pewter, Denim
Clearsnap ~ Top Boss - Embossing Powder, clear
Ranger ~ Archival Ink, Jet Black
Viva ~ Pearl Pen, cream
Liquitex ~ Gesso - clear, white
Caran D’ache ~ Neocolor II - Watersoluble Wax Pastels, turquoise blue, cobalt blue, prussian blue
Sparkle N Sprinkle ~ Embossing Powder - Opaline
Stampendous ~ Fran-tage - Shaved Ice
Tim Holtz ~ Stampers Anonymous - Vistual Artistry Clear Stamps, Urban Grunge
Inky Antics ~ Clear Sets - Guided Path
Stampendous ~ Rubber Stamps - Cling Dreams Come True
Tim Holtz ~ Stampers Anonymous - Flourish; Speckles
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessing ~