Paint for Helmar

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I'm here on the Helmar blog to share a project I created using their glues and you will see I use quite a few different ones each for a different reason

I used a piece of cardboard to create this project I didn't have a canvas that suited what I wanted and I have large stash of cardboard cut off's just incase (I also use it to raise my photos and other things up on my projects)

So I started off by scrapping a layer of white gesso across the cardboard which gave a great texture because of the grooves in the board

I used some Prima Marketing Inc Metallic Accents Pastels watercolour paints to drip down the board
I also painted the brush stencil to make it look like thats what painted the board and the word PAINT

Whenever I glue a photo to anything I always use the Acid Free Glue so I know the photo is always going to be safe 
Then to stick the boards together I used the Super-Tac Glue I know this will hold them together well

Here I had used a stencil of a jar with some modelling paste and painted a mix of the colours I'd used and a bit of grey to make it look like paint water 
I wanted the jar to look like glass so I used the Premium Craft Glue as it dries clear and gave it the look I wanted

I used the Tacky Craft Glue or the Super-Tac Glue to add to my micro beads and Art Stones I like these as they are flexible glues and they dry clear and don't take away the colour from the micro beads like some of the other glues do

Liquid Scrap Dots is awesome for adding dimension to thin things  like these letters that need height  either side as the middle has been stuck to the arrow but the top and bottom of the letters need be stuck down too and because they are narrow it makes it hard to use anything else

Here I added a few little embellishments including a small brush, a jar that I added some bronze spray too and a Flutteryby Designs Flair Button too

The word stickers are from one of Tim Holtz's sticker books and the hearts are from a Kaisercraft sticker sheet I have had for awhile

The chipboard thistle flowers are from Memory Maze and I stamped them with a tiny dot stamp which I also used randomly stamped around various places

The arrow under the word Paint is also from Memory Maze and is part of the Boho Deer Skull with Feathers Set

Here are all the glues I used and you can find them at most of your local stores or on the Helmar site

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Picture Perfect for Memory Maze

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My turn on the Memory Maze Blog so make sure you stop by and check out the other Design Team members creations and see what else is happening with the latest creation of Chipboard and other awesome products or check out the Facebook page 

Today I created a frame with a picture of girl from a magazine which I fussy cut out and decorated it with a few bits and pieces from my stash just for something different

I painted the frame with black gesso then with some graphite texture paste I used the Door Wire Stencil over the background of the frame (I took the glass out and put that aside as I don't use that)

I then used some Linda's Magical Shakers - Alpine Ice Rose, Grab a Guy GoldCowabunga Copper and I added a little bit of the Creme Brûlée Cream from the Sweet Treat Shimmer Set but I wasn't happy with that so that got covered up

I used the 2nd largest flourish from the Flourish Corner Set and covered it with Finnabair Art Alchemy Antique Brilliance Red Amber Wax and wasn't happy with it so I then went over it with some Metallique Rose Gold Wax 
I also used the Metallique Rose Gold Wax over some of the metal embellishments

With the magazine lady I liked the way her hair was styled except there was writing in it so I went over it with some brown paint and tried to follow the way it was styled with the brown paint
Then when I was glueing her down I added a bit of tissue under her hair to give it some dimension
I glued the flourish to her hair like a tiara and added a metal embellishment and some pearls

I then added my embellishments to the corners of the frame a few metal pieces a couple of velum flowers, a flower that I have had forever and it was perfect with the rose gold flourish that I used on her hair

I gave her a drop pearl and diamond earring

When I was happy with everything I added the Colour Blast Clear Shimmer Brush Marker to her face so she has a gorgeous shimmer to her

I also added it to the vellum flowers and butterfly - it gave them a more transparent look

Memory Maze Products I used -

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Bird Cage for Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge

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This month at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges we have Tando Creative as our Sponsors they have such a huge range of products make sure you check out their site

And be sure to check out our BLOG for some Design Team inspiration and enter to win One of two discount prizes of 30% off 

I love bird cages and was given this timber one which is from KaiserCraft I think it's been around awhile but I'm sure if you wanted one you'd still find it somewhere

I used Tim Holtz Distress Oxides - Picked Raspberry, Carved Pumpkin and Fossilized Amber on the cage and Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon, and Peacock Feathers on the bird

I used a floral stencil over the top of the inks which makes the colours look different again 

I added some lace ribbon tape across the bottom and a couple of flowers and a cute little bird cage charm I had

I used a paperclay ceiling rose and added a pearl and bling button to the middle with a few flowers a crystal droplet and a yellow heart for a pop  
In the metal charm I added little bling using Helmar Gemstone Glue to make sure they stay in place

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Meant to be for Memory Maze

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Here's my latest creation for the Memory Maze blog
Make sure you check out the Blog and the Facebook page fore everything that's new and up and coming 

I love the Green Grunge stencils that Memory Maze make and they have so many different ones the one I used -Grunge Stencil 3 has the flowers, the circles and then a few bits of greenery 

I used texture paste on the background of the canvas which was the perfect size for the stencil

I used Lindy's Magical Shakers - Grab a Guy Gold, Black Forest Black, Magnolia Magenta Gold, and Autumn Maple Crimson over the background layering each colour until I was happy with the background I had

I used the Hexagon Grunge Stamp and the Circle Stamp randomly over the canvas including the edges

Here you can see chipboard flowers these are from the  Sweet & Sassy Chipboard set and I covered them with Orange Inka Gold for an extra pop I also rubbed the orange over the corners of the canvas and the top of the stencilled area
I also used a vintage frame under the photo

I used a couple of cogs from the Bike, Cogs, Clocks, Moustache and some from the 12 x 12 All there is is Cogs I love that they both have different cogs in them

I added some flowers to soften the canvas a little and some micro beads for extra texture

Products I used from Memory Maze

sorry no picture

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I am so excited to announce that I have been chosen to be on the Colour Blast Design Team 

So I can't wait to share my projects using the great variety of products that Colour Blast have as I love Mixed Media and messy (my hand are never the colour they are supposed to be) 

Along with these other gorgeous ladies, I'm sure a lot of you already know and have seen their work

So make sure to check out the Blog and our Facebook Page for information on new products, specials, and all about the Kit Club and join our Creative Corner for lots of inspiration, join in on the challenges and have lots of fun along with the team x

And now we have a great range of Dies, stamps and stencils designed by the very talented Michelle Grant

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Paint Brush for Helmar

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I love seeing all the paint brushes that everyone have been doing so I thought why not do one too
So heres my version for my Helmar project 

Don't forget to check out the Blog to see what creations the rest of the Design Team have created

I started of by painting the brush with some black gesso then using a little patterned stencil which I did over the whole brush

After that I used some scraps of chipboard to add layers to give height so when I added other layers they were a bit more raised

I added some muslin using the Helmar Fabric Glue which I also used to attach some string that I wrapped around the brush 

With all the metal embellishments I used the Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive (my favourite) I find this is great for the metal as it dries quick and has a great strong hold

On all the other embellishments which were paperclay I used the Helmar Super-Tac Glue and as you can see here I used the same glue to add to some Art Stones to scatter over the brush after I finished decorating it

I used Lindy's Magical's Shakers in Cowabunga Copper, Grab A Guy Gold and Guten Tag Teal randomly shaking one colour at a time then drying it before adding another colour until I was happy with the finish 

This Feather is an Acrylic piece from Memory Maze one of the new products they are now doing

The little clock is also from Memory Maze Mini Grunge Clock which I thought and then I added a little Frame with paperclay cameo inside it

I used Prima Art Alchemy Metallique Wax in White Gold over the top of every thing using a fine brush to get into the grooves and areas that I couldn't get with my finger

The Helmar Products I used - 

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