Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Helmar Makes My World Go 'Round

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I am going to share a few projects I made with the industry's best glue - Helmar!

I have had this old vase taking up space in my cabinets for a few years now and I know I'll never use it so I decided to re-vamp it...

...into this candlestick!

I was pleasantly surprised at how easy and fun this was to do. To make the thick twine stick to the vase I brushed on a little Helmar Decoupage at a time and then continued wrapping the twine around the vase until it was completely covered. I decorated it with some raffia and some nice, fall decorations. This is going to look great on my mantle.

Last but not least, the Helmar DT was lucky enough to partner up with Art Institute this week! I received some beautiful bottles of glitter and micro beads.

For the fall tree at the bottom, I used a mask and some mist for the dark color. Once that dried I drew some swirly shapes straight from my bottle of Helmar's Acid Free Glue. I poured on a thick layer of Art Institute's Ultrafine Pearlescent in Kiwi.
I even made little apple shapes by dotting on some glue with a Q-tip and pouring on some fun small glass beads in Oro Gold color.

The centers of my flowers were treated with more glass beads in red.

Check out the Helmar blog all week for more fun ideas and ways to use Helmar and Art Institute together.

These great papers used are Jillibean's Country Pumpkin Chowder collection from this month's Memorable Seasons kit.


Esther said...

Brilliant idea on the vase! It turned out beautiful!!!!