Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Home sweet home...
beloved Helmar crackle. I also used it on the little home and heart sign...it works really well on plain ole papers. I than used some new papers that I got from girls paperie...that have the vintagey look I love and covered the little wooden house and than went to work embellishing it. That is the fun part huh? Using bits and bobs to make something unique and yours. I adore the combination of aquas and pinks...fresh and fun. Hope you enjoy and sooo hpe you are all able to enjoy summer! hugs, cherry
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Friday, June 17, 2011
Hmmm what does this convey to you? Could it be another delectible kit from here why yes it is! This kit is gonna rawk your socks off......oh yes it is! cherry
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Thursday, June 16, 2011
scruffy and tattered
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
HOORAYYYY for the red, white, and blue!
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Monday, June 13, 2011
Crafty Secrets Homemade journal notes and Garden Scraps...the perfect images to start of Summer! I took a mason jar lid and decided to crackle AGAIN using Helmar's Crackle medium. Love the bright happy colors! The last two use the new Cosmo Cricket collection....love those sweet little girls! They make me smile! Well hope you enjoy..and I also hope you are able to enjoy some much needed Summer and sun. I know we all need it! hugs, cherry
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Saturday, June 11, 2011
First official Helmar post!!!!!
Hello there..... I said I would come back and I did! I wanted to share a project I did for Helmar using their 2 step crackle medium and some lovely Pink Paislee Buttterfly Garden collection that Pink Paislee sent to the design team . I am in love with Helmar's crackle finish....I tried to crackle my dh but he wouldn't stand still. I sincerely feel like crackling just about everything. Sooo todays crackle project (there will be more) I decided to start with a chipboard plaque ...I didn't even paint it first..nope. I put the first step on and waited around 10-15 minutes and than put the second coat on pretty thick. I did leave this over night like it said too but have since than tried it on other items and within about 30 minutes they were done. You can start seeing the cracks appear within minutes and it is fun to watch... a little like magic. I have tried other crackle finishes and have never had such good results. After the plaque had dried I rubbed brown shoe polish over it and to settle in the cracks and a bit of dry brushing of cream Delta paint to soften it. I wanted a very antiquey worn finish...what I like to call perfectly imperfect. I couldn't stop there so I also crackled my dress form, the little wooden finials, and the wood spool. For my adhesives I tried the Helmar 450 quick dry and some zap dots for demension on the dressform. This was the first time using the Helmar 450 and I love it...it really dried super fast..which is good because I am a bit impatient! Hope you enjoyed my first post for Helmar! I will be posting soon over at Helmar's blog today...would love to have you come by and see me! Happy Saturday all, cherry
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Friday, June 10, 2011
Man o man....
I have been busy busy with end of the school year activities. We have finally had a bit of sunshine and I have been outside....sooo wonderful and warm...I dearly need it. I do have a little something to share. I have been working on Helmar projects and been playing around with their Crackle finish . I tried it here on this plaque in a small area on the metal frame and they keyhole.....I LOVE the outcome. This is some awesome stuff! I will have more to share with it very soon. I can't stop crackling things. I found that vintage rhinestone brooch piece and the vintage cabochen rose out in my travels this week and love them. Love to use old pieces like this as the center of flowers and such. They tell a history you just can't find with something new and shiny. Just like the buttons above with their crackle imperfect state....that I find delectible. Well hope you enjoy....I think things will slow down a bit for awhile before we start planning our trips etc. Can't wait to share something I am making for Helmar. Come back and visit! cherry
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