Halloween themed Headbands – Helmar

Hi Everyone, today I am sharing my last DT post for Helmar…. I can’t believe how fast the last 6 months have gone!!! So I decided to create some Halloween headbands and what perfect way to use a few of the Helmar products. And can I just say thank you to my 2 little models – the boys loved modeling for me!!!

Halloween pumpkin head band

Spider Halloween headband

So to begin I cut out 2 sizes of circles using my sizzix circle nesting dies in my Big Shots machine. Using the larger circle, I cut to the center of the circle.

Sizzix circle nesting dies and cardstock

Then I rolled the circle till it made a cone shape and adhered it to the smaller circle using Helmar Super Tac Glue. I love this adhesive, it dries clear and is super quick drying.

Super Tac Glue

For the ribbon and tulle I used Helmar Fabric Glue around the bottom of the cone

Fabric Glue

I decided to add some stars to the hat (mental note – do this before you make the hat lol) So I used TCW2163 Twinkle stencil with TCW9041 Platinum Modeling Paste. Once dry, I then adhered my flowers, feathers and chipboard using Helmar 450 adhesive.

Helmar 450

To adhere the hat to the head band, I used a hot glue gun. And here are the finished projects.

Pumpkin halloween headband

Halloween pumpkin head band

Spider Halloween headband

Thanks for dropping by xx

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Go with your heart Art Journal Page

Hi Everyone and happy Thursday!!! Today I would like to share my newest art journal creation for The Crafter’s Workshop using alcohol inks and TCW products. I also have a process video at the end of the blog if you would like to see me in action.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

I had previously applied TCW9002 Black Gesso to a page in my art journal which I used for today’s entry. I trimmed my Darkroom Door Synthetic Sheet in the lightweight so that the black gesso was a border around my sheet.

I used TCW809 Ocean Window in both the 12×12 and 6×6 and applied Alcohol Inks through the stencils using a felt blending tool. The colours I used are Pool, Lemonade, Pistachio, Current and Pink. I added some blending solution to the blending tool for the area on the 12×12 stencil.

Once it was all dry, I added some stamping using Darkroom Door stamps and black archival ink. I then applied TCW9049 Tacky When Dry Gel Medium through TCW541s Believe Script 6×6 stencil randomly around my page. I let the gel medium air dry for about 15-20 minutes.

Then I used a sheet of Decofoil in Lapis Watercolor and rubbed over the areas of the stenciled gel medium.

To finish off the page I added my butterfly stamp, sentiment stickers by Tim Holtz and adhered my finished sheet to the art journal page.

I hope you have enjoyed my post today, below is the process video.

Farrel Tailor xx

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Halloween Altered Frame – Dusty Attic

Hello there lovelies, today I am sharing with you all another altered frame. I am having so much fun with these frames that I decided to create a Halloween themed frame and even better that the colours are similar to the Dusty Attic mood board.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic Altered Halloween Frame

For the frame I used Micro Bricks 6×6 stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop with texture paste and then painted the frame using black gesso. Once it was dry I used some Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays and Prima Art Alchemy Waxed to highlight the bricks. I stamped onto the glass with a Tim Holtz stamp and stazon ink, then used Dylusions Spray Tangerine Dream.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic Halloween Frame

For the haunted house I used black gesso, clear crackle varnish and a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Spray – Silent Night Silver. For the windows I painted some scrap pieces of chipboard using Prima Sparks paint in Dragons Eye.

The dead tree and crooked fence is a combination of Distress Inks in the brown tones. For all the other chipboard I used black gesso with a combination of Art Alchemy Waxes, Art Alchemy Acrylic Paints and Prima Sparks Paints.

Farrel Tailor Halloween Altered Frame Dusty Attic

I wanted to add some more texture to the frame so I bought some Autumn moss from my local Spotlight store and used strong liquid adhesive to adhere to the glass and then adhered all my chipboard pieces layer by layer.

Farrel Tailor Halloween Frame Dusty Attic

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic Altered Halloween Frame

Dusty Attic Products

Bats 8pk

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Crooked Fence

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Dead Trees

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Haunted House

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Scaredy Cats 4pk

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Spiders and Web Set

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Tombstone Border

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Wordpl@y #6 Black

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Clear Crackle Varnish

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I hope I have inspired you to create a Halloween theme project using your awesome Dusty Attic products. Remember that there is a spooky 20% all Halloween products on the Dusty Attic Website so be sure to get your order in!!!

Farrel xx

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Mixed Media Canvas – Time Flys

Hello All!!! Today I am sharing another mixed media project but this time for The Crafter’s Workshop. For today’s post I decided to create to a canvas using lots of layers.

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Faith Mixed Media Canvas – Dusty Attic

Hi there my wonderful followers!!! Today is my turn on the Dusty Attic blog and guess what? Yep it’s the start of the month which can only mean 1 thing….. New mood board!!

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 I used the colours and the nature pics for my inspiration and this is what I created.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic September MB

I used a small square canvas and applied Ranger Crackle Paste focusing more around the edges. I used my heat tool to dry and then applied some powders and sprays in different green tones, then set a side to dry. I painted all my chipboard Marrakesh Trallis and Lacy Ornament in brown acrylic paint.

Farrel Tailor Faith Canvas Dusty Attic

For the Heart I used Prima Patina Effect Paste. The wings I created using a mold and resin and applied the Patina paste to them as well. I used the bronze paste in the Patina effect paste set to highlight the chipboard and the wings.

Farrel Tailor Dusty Attic Canvas

The small butterfly I used a the same powders as the background and then used the bronze paste to help in blend more in with the theme of the canvas.

Dusty Attic Products

Wordpl@y #2 Black

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Marrakesh Trellis Small

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Key to my Heart

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Lacy Ornament

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Monarch Butterflies

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Remember to link your entry to the right hand side of the blog with your name and country for your chance to win one of two $50 vouchers, the only “rule” is that there is Dusty Attic Chipboard on your entry. 

I hope I have inspired you to create using this month’s mood board xx

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Mixed Media Father’s Day Tags

Hello Everyone!!! Today is my turn on the Helmar Creative Blog and I was given the theme of Men. So I decided to create some tags for Father’s Day.

Farrel Tailor Helmar Fathers Day Tags

To start with the tags I used Distress Oxide Ink in Tea Dye and stamped it on my craft mat. Then sprayed some water and smooshed my tag through the ink.

Tea Dye Distress Oxide

I used the same technique using Frayed Burlap making sure I dried between each colour.

Frayed Burlap Oxide

I then sprayed a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative Spray to seal those colours and then added Crushed Olive Distress Oxide ink. This spray stops the colours from turning into a muddy mess.

Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative Spray

Crushed Olive Distress Oxide

I used the same technique again with Peeled Paint Oxide Ink and used my heat gun to dry.

Peeled Paint Oxide

Then inked around the edges using Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink.

Vintage photo oxide

Next I added some stamping using black archival ink and some Tim Holtz stamps.

stamping

I wanted to add some texture so I stamped this Darkroom Door stamp onto some calico and frayed the edges.

DRD measuring tape

Then used Helmar Fabric Glue to adhere it to the tag.

helmar Fabric Glue

To add some height I used Helmar Scrap Dots adhesive to the back of my gentleman and placed them onto my tag.

Helmar Scrap Dots

Then to finish the tag off I stamped some letters onto some white cardstock and used Stormy Sky and Vintage Photo Distress Oxides. Then adhered them to the tag using Helmar Premium Craft Glue.

Helmar Craft Glue

Here is a close up of the finished tag.

FTailor mixed media tag

Thanks for dropping by and I hope this project has inspired you xx

Farrel Tailor Helmar Fathers Day Tags

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