Hi Everyone. This is my first project for Helmar Adhesives. (Visit their blog - my team mates floor me with their ideas).
I used Pan Pastels to add colour to the background. Because I was adding multiple layers of colour, that I didn't want to mix, I needed to spray a workable fixative between layers. Crystal Kote Fixative to the rescue. I've been disappointed with the results from a competitor - so I was very pleased with the Helmar product - it didn't affect the colour or transparency of the pastels. Helmar FTW!
I glued down the metal gears with 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, and used Acid Free Glue for everything else.
This is my new favorite thing: splats made with Ranger Distress Stain. This makes me furiously happy.
My mountaineers played hooky from school to climb Mt. St-Hilaire together. Who am I to argue? (Dude - they were going to make the kids run laps around a soccer field for most of the day - believe me, he wasn't missing much at school).
Adhesives by Helmar:
Crystal Kote Fixative
Acid Free Glue
450 Quick Dry Adhesive
PP - My Mind's Eye
stencils - The Crafters Workshop
Pan Pastels - Pan Pastels (this redundancy is redundant)
journal tag - Maya Road
letters - American Crafts
gears, washers - Tim Holtz
Distress Stain - Ranger
marker - Faber-Castell