Family for Helmar

Hey Everyone

This week on the Helmar Blog I've created a canvas around this quote
It has such true words as our family is rather large because of the friends we have
Make sure you check out the Blog for great inspiration from the rest of the Design Team

I started off by using a Honeycomb stencil with modelling paste
Once the paste was dry I painted the canvas with black gesso 
While that was drying I painted the chipboard that I was going to use with some Art Alchemy Metallique Red Wine

Then on the background I used the Art Alchemy Metallique Gold Rush with a bit of water to thin it out 

I used the Super-Tac Glue to glue 2 pieces of cardboard together to raise the photo up
Then I used the Acid Free Glue to attach the photo to the cardboard

I used the Tacky Glue on the vellum spreading it out with my finger

Then to hold up the end that isn't on the photo I used the Liquid Scrap Dots which is great for the height without seeing it

I used the Premium Craft Glue to adhere all the chipboard and the flowers down

I used the Liquid Scrap Dots on half of the second heart raise it up a little as I was sticking it onto the other heart 

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Love you to Bits for Art and Soul Studio

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This weeks project is all paper no mixed media for a change I just love the colours in this paper range from Cocoa Vanilla which I got from the Art and Soul Studio Shop which has a great range of products so make sure you visit and see what your next purchase will be 
Then visit the Blog for some more inspiration

I fussy cut the butterflies from the More than Words - Radiant sheet

Then with the More than Words - Collage sheet I cut it up with all the different pieces so I could use them as layers and I then used some cardboard under a few pieces of the papers and the photo to raise them so there is some dimension

I used a couple of pieces from the More than Words - Treasure paper as well
Then I inked all the edges with the Ranger Archival Ink in Black

Then with the More than Words Chipboard Stickers set I used a few thing such as the flowers, hearts and the little banner

Products I used from Art and Soul Studio

Cocoa Vanilla More than Words- Radiant
Cocoa Vanilla More than Words- Collage
Cocoa Vanilla More than Words- Treasure
Cocoa Vanilla More than Words- Flair Buttons
Some of the products may be out of stock on the website but check with the staff at the shop as they could have them there x

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Graduation for Colour Blast

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This weeks project is of my son's Graduation from SEDA 
He did so well, it was the best decision we made to send him there for his last two years of High School
He excelled at all that he did and put 100% into everything
His teacher even said on stage in front of the whole Year 12 classes that Jack was the best student he'd taught in the 7 years that he had worked at SEDA 
So needless to say we were very happy and proud parents

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I started with some Colour Blast Colour Artist Ink Spice drips on the paper (Kaisercraft Time Machine it's embossed so it has parts that the ink won't stay on)

I used the Colour Shimmer Dust Midnight which I made into a spray bottle on the background paper as well and then sprayed some paper clay embellishments you can just see a little bit of shimmer in the photo but if you could see them they have so much shimmer

I had a little dot stencil that I used randomly with the Colour Paste Stormy Weather

I added an Art Pebble to the basketball to give it dimension

I had a Flair Button that I thought was perfect for the page so I added it to a bottle cap but it left a gap so I filled in the gap with some Zinc glass beads and added some wings

Awhile ago I had won a pack and it had the word #swag in it so I coloured it with the Colour Artist Ink Spice that was left over on some paper towel that was still wet by patting it till it was all coloured 
I added some metal accents for some interest and dimension

And I added this Make a Difference disc because that's what I think Jack will do with his life

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Wonder for Memory Maze

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I hope you have had a great start to the new year
Here's my first project for the Memory Maze Blog for this year
Also make sure you check out the rest of the blog or our 
Facebook page for all the latest updates and 
Design Team creations

I started with a canvas that I used in reverse I like to have some depth sometimes without having to build things up
I painted the canvas with black gesso

Then used the River Pebbles Stencil with modelling paste on the background 
Once the paste was dry I painted over that with the gesso as well

I painted Small Chicken WireBorder 2 Flourish. metal embellishments and Art Pebbles with the black gesso 
I left the flowers, the arrow from Charms Creations and the brown Mermaid Beads as they were so there was so more contrast

With the Deer I used modelling paste with the Mini Flower Stencil 
Then I used Dark Chocolate Impasto mixed with a little White Impasto 
Once everything was dry I rubbed some Finnabair Rich Copper Wax over the raised areas

I used Lucky Emereald on the leaves and then Mystic Turquoise and the Lucky Emerald on the flowers and the 

Small Chicken Wire as well as some Vintage Gold which is what I used on all the metal embellishments
And around the edge of the canvas I rubbed a bit of each colour except the Fire Ruby

The Art Pebbles I used a mix of Fire Rube and Vintage Gold

Products I used from Memory Maze -

Deer Head

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Grateful Heart for Colour Blast

Happy New Year Everyone

I hope you're having a fun but safe New Years Eve

On today's BLOG for Colour Blast I created a canvas with lots of paper clay pieces stuck on 

I started off by painting the canvas with Heavy White Gesso

Then used some Helmar Premium Craft Glue to adhere all the paper clay pieces on (like a jigsaw) 
I then filled in some gaps with Art Stones and finished it off with another coat of Heavy White Gesso

Then I decided to make it colourful and I used the Colour Shimmer Dusts in - Paris, Peacock, Amber, Sunflower, Duke and Candy 
Flicking a little bit of dust before spraying water with each colour (trying not to make mud by getting the colours too mixed up)

Then I felt it needed some more shimmer so I mixed the Dorlands Wax with the Colour Embossing Powder -  Bling and used a  spatula knife to spread it around the canvas and into the little gaps 
I covered the heart all over as that's what stands out the most and I based my quote on

Thank you for visiting and I hope you have a very happy 2019 xx