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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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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Art Journal – Make Each Day Your Masterpiece

Hey there my crafty followers!!! Today I am up on the Helmar blog with this art journal page.

FTailor Helmar Adhesive

To create the background I applied some acrylic paint to some canvas paper

acrylic paint background

Next I stamped 49 and Market Going In Circles Stamp with Versafine. This is a small stamp so used it a few times till the cardstock was covered.

49 and market stamp

I then sealed the cardstock with Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative Spray. I am an impatient scrapper so I used my heat gun to make sure the fixative was dry but you could set it a side for a few minutes.

Helmar Fixative spray

I then applied my Distress Oxide directly onto my page and sprayed with water until I was happy with the effect. Then dried it with my heat gun.

Distress Oxide

To adhere my page to my art journal, I used Helmar Spray Adhesive. I always use a scrap piece of paper under the piece I am spraying, this just protects my work surface. I left the sprayed cardstock for about 2 minutes and then placed it in my art journal.

Helmar spray adhesive

I stamped the paint splatters using Darkroom Door Paint Splats stamp set and then choose a few of the splats to add Helmar Tacky Craft Glue. Then sprinkled the glitter on top.

Helmar Tacky Craft Glue

I also used Darkroom Door’s Artist’s Palette stamp set for the paint, brushes and the sentiment. I used watercolour paints to add colour and then adhered them using Helmar Acid Free Glue.

Helmar Acid Free glue

And here is the finished page

FTailor Helmar Adhesive

Thanks for dropping xx

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See Possibility Art Journal Page – Helmar

Wow can you believe it is already August?!!! Today I am up on the Helmar blog with an art journal page. I had the theme of underwater and have been dying to use the Dylusions Plenty of Fish in the Sea stamp set so I thought this theme was perfect!!!

See Possibility Everywhere by Farrel Tailor

To start the page I blended Distress Oxides Iced Spruce, Broken China and Faded Jeans using my blending tool and then spritz some water. I then used a paper towel to light dab off the water.

Distress oxides - FTailor

To seal the page so that I can apply other mediums, I sprayed Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative spray.

Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative - FTailor

I wanted to add something else to create that underwater feel. So I added some Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers in Time Travel Teal and Guten Tag Teal.

LSG magicals - FTailor

I use a heat gun to dry and then put aside. Next I used my stamp platform to stamp some images from my Dylusions stamp set Plenty of Fish in the Sea. I then used my alcohol markers to colour them in.

Dylusions stamp and alcohol markers - FTailor

I added some stamping to the background of my page using Distress Paints – Broken China, Picket Fence and Spiced Marmalade. I used a Finnabair stamp set Net and Wire and a Dylusions stamp set Basically Square. I then used Black Gesso to create my page border and added some final touches using Uni Posca Pens.

Uniposca Pens - FTailor

Next I used my Dylusions Art Journal Block and Dylusions Small Leaf stamp to add some sea plants along the bottom of my page.

small leaf stamp - FTailor

To adhere my sea creatures I used Helmar Craft Glue.

Helmar craft glue - FTailor

To finish off the page I then added my title using some Tim Holtz stickers and then gave one last spray using the Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative spray.

If you would like to see my process video please click on the video below. Thanks for dropping xx

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Spread Your Wings ATC’s – Helmar

Hi there everyone, today I am up on the Helmar Creative Team Blog with these Artist Trading Cards. I have to admit to you all this is the first time I have ever created ATC’s and I think I have found my addiction lol.

Helmar ATC

So let’s get started…… I used my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp onto some old paper I tore out of a book.

stamping

Next to adhere the stamped images I used Helmar Spray Adhesive on the back and placed them onto some scrap cardstock.

Helmar spray adhesive

Next I sealed some white cardstock using clear gesso and my silicone brush. Then dried it with a heat tool.

TCW clear gesso

Now for the fun part…. building my background. For this I used the stamping technique where you stamp the Distress Oxide Inks onto your craft mat and spray with water. Then stamp your cardstock onto the inked area, making sure you dry in between colours.

Distress Oxides Antique Linen

The colours I used was Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs and Vintage Photo.

Distress Oxides Gathered Twigs

Distress Oxides Vintage Photo

I had started stamping with Faded Jeans but the colours where turning to mud so I decided to spray a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative and now I am able to add the Faded Jeans ink perfectly.

Helmar Fixative Spray

Distress Oxides Faded Jeans

Next I trimmed some Kraft cardstock to 2.5 x 3.5 inches and trimmed my background cardstock a little smaller. Then inked around the edges with Distress Oxides Ink Black Soot.

Distress Oxides Black Soot

To adhere all my butterflies and quotes I used Helmar Premium Craft Glue. Then added some washi tape.

Helmar Craft Glue

I needed some dimension so I used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere my 3 butterflies.

Helmar Scrap Dots

To finish off the cards I splattered with Dylusions Ink Black Marble. Here is the finished product.

Farrel Tailor ATC close up

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

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COFFEE – Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone, it’s my turn on the The Crafter’s Workshop blog today with another mixed media art journal page. Here in Australia winter has arrived and I thought I would create a layout that was inspired by “Coffee”- which I am sure most of you would agree is essential for a cold winters day.

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

To start my pages I painted TCW9002 Black Gesso with a paint brush over both pages and dried with my heat tool.

Now to build my background…. I mixed TCW9023 Blue Jellybean and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint together and then used a brayer to apply to both my pages.

I mixed TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9020 Raspberry Sorbet Heavy Body Acrylic Paint together and using the brayer again applied to my pages.

Once I was finished with the colours I then mixed a small amount of water with TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and using a small paint brush, I splattered all over the pages.

I realized afterwards I may have gotten a little carried away with the paint so now I am using a baby wipe with TCW9002 Black Gesso and just dabbing around the edges.

Now for my stencil and I absolutely love this one! I used 6×6 TCW796 Fresh Coffee and stenciled “Fresh Brewed” for the top of my art journal page and “COFFEE” for the bottom of the page. I used a make up sponge and  TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint.

Next I stamped my coffee images using Tim Holtz stamp set Fresh Brewed Blueprint onto some white card and then used Distress Crayons to colour them.

I used one of the stars from  TCW796 Fresh Coffee and my Distress Crayon to add to my ice coffee image.

To finish the pages I adhere all my coffee images using a liquid adhesive. I also added some shading using Black Soot Distress Crayon around the coffee cups.

Thanks for dropping and I look forward in sharing my next project with you soon xx

 

A Little Broken – Art Journal Page for Helmar

Hi fellow crafters! Today I am up on the Helmar Creative blog with this art journal page.

FTailor Art Journal Page

To start off my page, I sprayed the following Dylusions Ink Sprays Polished Jade, London Blue and Calypso Teal. Then used a paper towel to mop off any access.

Dylusions Sprays

Next I sprayed Dylusions Ink Spray Slate Grey onto my The Crafter’s Workshop stencil, TCW427s Mini Quartrefoil Revd.

TCW stencil

Once the sprays were dry, I then stamped randomly onto my page using Dyan Reavely’s Basically Square stamp and stencil set and black archival ink. I also used my Dylusions Acrylic Block around the edges and created the white dots with a white Uni Posca paint pen.

uniposca-paint-pen.jpg

The next step was to stamp some images onto some white cardstock. I used the following Dylusions stamp sets – Passage of Time, How About Never and Flight of Fancy. Then I used some alcohol markers I bought from my local Aldi store to colour in my images.

Dylusion Stamps and alcohol markers

After fussy cutting my stamped images I then used Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue to adhere all my pieces to the art journal page. This is my “go to” adhesive as I find it is strong and quick drying.

Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue

Then to finish off the page I sprayed a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative spray. Before receiving my design team kit, I had never actually heard of this spray but oh my gosh do I love it!!!! If you are like me and love using different mediums in your art journal pages, sometimes you will find that your mediums will make your pages stick together. I was previously using a wax but it wasn’t really doing anything and I found I kept tearing my pages apart. Please do yourself a favour and get this Fixative spray. It not only seals your page so you can add more mediums over the top without ruining your hard work underneath but it also stops the pages from sticking together…. it is just amazing!!!

helmar-fixative-spray.jpg

Here are some close ups of the finished page

A little broken Art Journal Page

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A little broken - F Tailor

FTailor Art Journal Page

Thank you for dropping in and I hope I have inspired you to create in your art journal.

Farrel xx

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