Album for Helmar

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This project for Helmar Blog is a photo album cover which I decorated with lots of metal and some paper clay pieces 
Make sure you check out the rest of the Blog for some fantastic inspiration from the Design Team

 This is a Tim Holtz Album Cover that has preprinted fabric on it 

With all the metal and paper clay I painted it with Finnabair's Art Alchemy Metallique Rustic Brown

Once it was all dry I brushed everything over with a light coat of Finnabair's Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in Vintage Gold 
 But I found it to be a bit too gold so I used Finnabair's Art Alchemy Opal Magic Vintage Silk over the top to lighten it a little 
I used the Premium Craft Glue to adhere all of the embellishments to the cover which is so good for all different types of products to stick things down with 
Metal on metal, metal to fabric, paper to fabric and lots more
 This Key hole is from Graphic 45 I love how detailed it is
 The image is a piece from one of Tim Holt's Ephemera packs which I cut into an oval shape, then covered the edge with some twine
 I added a Bee Flair from Embellish With Flair Vintage Bees into a bottle top along with a piece of tulle fabric and a little clock 
 I had some Finnabair Mechanicals which is what the ART piece is which is what I added to the centre of the angels centre piece 
 Then I added some other bits of metal I had in my stash 
Now all I need to do is add photos or maybe add some art journal pages

Helmar Product Used

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Hello for Random Arts

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Here's my latest project for Random Arts a little canvas of such a cutie - she's my friend's granddaughter  
Make sure you check out the BLOG for lots of inspiration from the rest of the team and don't forget to visit our Facebook Page and enter our monthly challenge

I used an Art Alternatives Wood 6 x 6 Panel and used some Prima 6 x 6 Paper Pad Jodie Lee Butterfly Collection which I used some Helmar Super-Tac Glue spreading it all over evenly so it didn't leave any bubbles

This is awesome Embossing paste - you have to heat it and when you do it puffs up the longer you heat it the more puffed up it gets

I added the little Bee Charm A Patina on top of the cabochon and birdcage for extra dimension
 I randomly added some of the Little Birdie Arctic Ice flowers for a pop of colour 
 I used some of the Tim Holtz word stickers to describe this gorgeous little girl
I used the large one and filled it with some material and flowers
 I glued it on top of some material that I tied in a knot and threaded the knot through the top of the locket
Adding some Little Birdie Mica Flakes in Silver randomly around the canvas  
I added the Resin Heart to the corner for balance
The resin looks so good,  they come out so clean from the moulds

Products from the Store

Mica Flakes Silver

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Twinkle Twinkle for Embellish with Flair

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This project for Embellish With Flair was a fun little project 
Using one of the flairs from the Galaxy, Moon & Stars set 

I used Little Birdie Embossing Texture Paste Aquatini through the stencil then once I heated it so puffed I went over the whole thing with black gesso
After that I used Finnabair's Art Alchemy Sparks Raven Black paint over the background

 Then brushed some Finnabair's Art Alchemy Sparks Unicorns Hair paint over the embossed area and painted the stars with it as well
 I used Finnabair's Art Alchemy Dragons Eye paint over the metal moon 
I used a Tim Holtz sticker onto to add an extra touch
 Inside you can see the clear plastic stars which are from Memory Maze 
I added some clear gems I had in my stash and to pick up on the blue in the flair I added some Art Ingredients Glass Glitter in Platinum
Here you can see all the bits that make it like a shaker box but it's going to get hung up so it all sparkles

From the Store

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July Challenge for Random Arts

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This is my first post for the Random Arts Blog
And I'm starting off with the July Challenge
It's so exciting and I love this mood board with all the vintage pieces I used 

Here's my take 

Mood Board Challenge Rules
  Please use our mood board as inspiration
to create anything in any style.
As these challenges are sponsored by Random Arts Pty Ltd please make sure that you use at least 3 products that are available instore. Random Arts
There are 3 x vouchers up for grabs every month!!
1x$50, 1x$25 & 1x$15
You can enter as many times as you like, but you cannot win all three.
You have until the 11:59pm on the 31st July to enter
and then the entries with the most votes from the group win
Please note that the vouchers can only be won by residents of
Australia but if you are from overseas and win the challenge
you will be offered a Guest Designer spot.
Make sure you put your entry in the challenge album in our 
Random Arts Creative Group to win.

I started off using clear gesso to adhere the doily to the canvas
I then stencilled over the top with a clock stencil I had with some Finnabair Art Extravagance Icing Paste in White Gold but it smudged uneath but most of it got covered any way

 I used Finnabair Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in White Gold on most of the plain embellishments that needed colour 
Here you can see some of the Resin Wings from the Resin Creations in Store

  I used 3 butterflies from the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Thrift Shop Ephemera pack I also used some of the cards and a mannequin that was in the pack which you see below

 I used some Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Heirloom Roses scattered over the canvas they are so pretty and easily changeable by adding a little colour or painting them with gesso you can change the colour fully 

The Prima Marketing Resin Frame  I covered in the White Gold Wax and stuck some of the AB Studio Vintage Elements 5/6 paper that I cut to fit underneath it
I then added some Art Stones randomly and brushed everything with a light coat of the White Gold Icing Paste

 The picture of the lady is from a pack of cards I have in my stash

Products I used from the Random Arts Store

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Product Spotlight for Helmar

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This week on the Helmar Blog I'm spotlighting the 450 Quick Dry Adhesive it's one of my favourites that I reach for all the time
I love that it dries quick and clear and will stick just about anything

Make sure you check out the rest of the blog to see all the sensational ideas the rest of the team have come up with 

And be sure to check out the Shop to see the huge range of Helmar products we have there
So I've created a part 2 layout to one I created a couple of weeks ago of a very sad little girl who didn't want her big sister to go off to Kinder
Well this is a layout of the big sister enjoying every minute of Kinder and probably not giving her little sister a second thought

 I used Cocoa Vanilla Studio - Happiness papers and embellishments on this layout 
The camera was from my stash 
 I used a tag and stuck a paper tassel to it so it can be pulled down and mum can write the story on it
It sits up under the photo (which I always use the Acid-Free Glue on) I only stuck 3 sides down 

I liked this little tag because shes painting I thought it was appropriate 

I used 3 of the word stickers from the Accessory Stickers as well as the butterfly

Helmar product I used

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Happiness for Memory Maze

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This week on the Memory Maze Blog I created a canvas using this quote for a friend to remember to be happy for herself and not let people get to her and cause her the pain and stress 

I used Memory Maze Door Wire Stencil with some Little Birdie Embossing Paste which I got from Random Arts 
It's so fun to use, it goes on like a thin paste then when you heat it, 
it puffs - the more heat the more puff it's so much fun and worked excellent with Door Wire Stencil

I then painted it with Finnabair's Metallique Soft Satin Paint 
I went over the whole canvas with Finnabair's Opal Magic Vintage Silk Wax for an added dimension and to lighten the colour a little 

I then painted the Lace Scalloped Nested Circles clear gesso then with Finnabair's Metallique White Pearl Paint for a nice shimmer

I then used some Cocoa Vanilla pieces from the Die Cut Ephemera pack and some Mermaid Balls scattered around

Memory Maze  Products I used

Lace Scalloped Nested Circles

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