Nope - not dead.
Took a hiatus.
It was needed.
Posted by JJ Sobey at 4:00 AM
Hello there! All this week, Helmar has been partnering with Pink Paislee. I got to work with the "Portfolio" collection, and I loved it!
The "Portfolio" collection is hip & trendy and it's perfect for 'everyday' pictures. The 'polaroid' frames are fun, and easy to work with - a little Professional Acid Free glue, and you're good to go.
There are lots of fun die-cut shapes in this collection. I layered a few with Zap Dots to make 3D embellishments:
Naturally, I glued all the papers, and die-cut tags with Professional Acid Free glue, and 450 Quick Dry works a treat with wood embellishments.
For tiny little embellishments like these wooden stars, I like to grab them with tweezers and dip the back into 450 Quick Dry. It's easier than trying to apply the bottle tip to the embellishment.
Hi Everyone! Today I wanted to share with you a couple of cards I made using ColorBox Molding Mats by Clearsnap. (The first card is based on Helmar's February Sketch Challenge)
To create the 'broken tile' on this card, I started with Crayola Model Magic. Yup - the same stuff your kids play with!
I rolled it out with a brayer first. Then I inked up the Molding Mats with ColorBox Chalk ink to act as a mold-release, and smooshed it into the clay. Peel back carefully!
I trimmed the clay to the shape I wanted, and let it dry. Then I highlighted the 'tile' with more Colorbox chalk ink.
Now - this clay has a funny texture, so I didn't take any chances - I used Helmar 450 Quick Dry to make sure it stayed put. (The papers were all adhered with Professional Acid Free Glue)
The tiles on this card were made in the same way.
I added Zap Dots behind the first layer of paper, to give it a little extra lift:
I can see me using these Molding Mats again - they were a lot of fun to experiment with, and it would make a fun project with my kids. Of course, Helmar will be there to hold together our experiments!