Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Elegant Handcrafted Angel Ornament

Handcrafted and handmade angle ornaments are all beautiful in their own right. Yet I struggled with this design. I wanted mine to have the elegance and beauty we all associate with angels. I believe I was able to capture that within this final design.

(If you are here to view the HELMAR & MAY ARTS BLOG HOP scroll down it is the post below this one. Thanks!)

Gold and Silver adorns the wings and states words representing the spirit of an angelic presence and holiday season, HOPE, PEACE, BELIEVE, JOY, NOEL and FAITH.

The wings are sealed with Helmar Crackle Steps One and Two. Then finished off with coordinating inks and embellishments like feathers and crystal. Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive was sued to adhere the feathers and phrases.

Thank you so much for your time today! If you like what you see make sure you fallow my blog ------> over on the right side column here. Don't forget to leave a comment to let me know what you like or any ideas, questions and thoughts you may want to share.

Certified Helmar Educator

Monday, November 19, 2012

May, your Arts of Christmas be stuck together with Helmar - Cone Trees

Hello Everyone and welcome to the Hemar and May Arts blog hop Day one! What is even more fun is that Hemar and May Arts are giving away TWO chances to win some great product on this TWO day Blog Hop!

May Arts will be offering two prize packages of winner’s choice of 2 spools of ribbon and Hemar will be offering two Arts and Crafts Starter packs!
Picture is a graphical representation only.   

So, how do you enter to win a chance at one of these grand prizes? Hop through with us and visit each designer’s blog and leave a comment on their Hemar and May Arts Blog Hop post. The first winners will be chosen on the 21st and the second winners will be chosen after the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend! You just came here from Charlene Driggs at Paper and Ink Play ground and you will be going to Alexcia Patterson-Schroll at Make and Mingle.  So let’s get started!

Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots
Helmar Decoupage Craft Paste
Helmar V2 Vellum Adhesive - EMPTY
May Arts - String/Pearls
May Arts - Leaves
May Arts - Metallic Velvet
May Arts - Metallic Eyelash Wired
Mist Spray - Silver and Gold
Pearl Puff Paint
Gold Glittered Tulle
Glass Candle Holders
Paper Cones
Extra Tree Toppers (feather boa, jingle bell)
Book Pages

STEP 1:Use Helmar Decoupage Craft Paste to decoupage the book pages onto the paper cones. Let dry.

STEP 2: Mist cones of your choice with Color mist sprays. Let dry.

STEP 3: Adhere May Arts Ribbons to cones in a spiral with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, because it dries clear, drys fast, adheres to almost anything and won't leak/bleed through fabric ribbons.

STEP 4: Adhere May Arts - Metallic Eyelash Wired, a piece of feather boa or a jingle bell to the points of the cone trees with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, because of it's properties discussed above and it's permanent, strong hold once dry.

STEP 5: Gather supplies in the photo below for large tree. Take larger cone and your empty Helmar V2 Vellum Adhesive.

Run a bead of Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots along the bottom of the can.

Insert can bottom side up into large cone.

 Line top of clean candle stick with Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots, which I chose for it's strong hold on both plastic and glass. Place the lid of the Helmar V2 Vellum Adhesive can centered onto the candle stick. Straighten tree wild glue is still wet. For best results let dry over night.

STEP 6: Using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive adhere tulle to the inside lip of an empty ribbon spool (that has been tested to fit inside the very bottom of the small tree.
Run a bead of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive along the bottom of the inside of your tree's cone.

Insert Spool with tulle (completely dry) into bottom of tree. Use Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere the bottom of the tree to the glass candle stick.

STEP 7: For middle sized cone I used a broken ribbon spool and a 6" tulle by the yard spool. Taking my Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive  I ran a bead of it along one side of the 6" tube and adhered it to the center of the inside of the broken ribbon spool. Then once set, I ran a bead of Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive around the top of the 6" tube and adhered this center into the middle cone. Once set I used Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere the bottom of the tree to the glass candle stick.

 Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! We here at Helmar LOVE May Arts Ribbons! It's a match made in heaven! To enter our Giveaway leave a comment below with a way to contact you... so we can tell you if you won one of our fantastic prize packs! (photos and prizes listed below)


2 winners will get their choice of 2 rolls May Arts Ribbon.

Two starter packs will be randomly drawn from US, Canada, or Australia Fans for this Starter Pack.
***Hemar picture is a graphical representation only. Actual products are listed on website.***

Day 1 – November 19th
Day 2 – November 20th

Thank you so much for Hopping!!!! Enjoy the rest of the projects!Don't forget to leave your comment below and fallow my blog for future projects! Happy Thanks Giving!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Peacocks for Christmas? Ornaments? Tree Topper and more?

Yes... I actually had the idea this year to create the window display in my little book store I work with and then someone told me "Peacocks and Christmas, those don't go together!". I should know better than to let someone squash my artistic vision too quickly... BECAUSE this season... PEACOCKS are EVERYWHRE... yes ... especially for CHRISTMAS! Pier1, Walmart, Michael's, Marshalls and other stores are decorating for this holiday in blues, teals greens and dark golds, mimicking the peacocks and feather type ornaments are all over the shelves... should have stuck with my gut. UGH!

Yet... prior to seeing these everywhere my daughter decided (about 9pm on Halloween night) she wanted a peacock tree in her room this holiday season. Making Ornaments is a tradition in our house... this year is the "year of the Peacock" according to my daughter who now want's everything Peacock. We discussed it some more and this is what we came up with.

Ornament #1: Helmar Gemstone Glue with a fine tip applicator was used to draw and glitter the eye feather on the outside of the ornament. 

Ornament #2: Helmar Premium Craft Glue was used along the back to glue all the pieces to the gold plaster filigrees.

Ornament #3: No adhesives used

Tree Topper plans: We bought one large clip on peacock bird ornament and we will be adding more feathers and some floral picks to spruce it up.

I will post more as we get the tree up and decorated after Thanksgiving. Hope you all have a wonderful Sunday! Thanks for checking out my blog. Leave a message in the comments below. I love hearing if people like my work. If you have a question please make sure you leave an email for me to answer. Thanks!Fallow me here ---------------------------------------------------------------->
Helmar Educator - Education Team