Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nikki Sivils and Helmar help me scrap out of the box!!!

I am enjoying the partnership between Helmar Adhesives and Nikki Sivils so much!!!  Hope you all are enjoying and being inspired by all of the projects the teams are creating this week!!!  I received the Max & Mollie line and the We are Family line to play with and I decided to stay on my out of the box kick that I have been on....meaning projects other than layouts :)  When I do that I use just about every Helmar product I have in my scrap studio, lol!
So what I decided to play with first was the Max & Mollie line and continue on my mixed media/canvas kick I have been on.  I am using a 6x6 canvas that is about an inch and half deep:
I started this project with the canvas, Tattered Angels Chalkboard mist and some bubblepack.  I sprayed the entire canvas including the sides, actually drenched it pretty good and then I used the bubblepack to pat on and remove paint as I went, it took awhile but the result was awesome!!!
I did add some rubons to the edges as well, very random and I wasnt careful about how they went on....so freeing!!!  I think it would be really cool to paint the canvas a color then spray and then pat off some of the paint with the bubblepack too...next project :)
Once the canvas was dry I brushed on a heavy layer of Helmar Acid Free glue and applied the Nikki Sivils paper that I had previously wet, crumpled and distressed and then dryed.  While this was drying I cut out a sun from another NS paper and my photo and applied the Crackle Medium step one and when that was dry, about a half hour later step two of the crackle.  I applied the step 2 Crackle Medium on the photo with a one inch foam brush and had something happen that I havent had happen before......huge cracks far apart......so cool!!!  Once the Crackle Medium was dry (the next morning) I rubbed some Tim Holtz Distress ink over the sun and the photo and then rubbed it off, this makes the cracks show up alot more...gives it more of an antique look.  To finish off my canvas I did some fussy cutting of some more of the Nikki Sivils papers and applied them with Helmar Liquid ScrapDots and Helmar ZapDots for great dimension!!  The ScrapDots work great when you are working on an uneven surface.  Some Nikki Sivils stickers from the Max & Mollie sticker sheet and a title finished off my canvas.  Once everything was dry I used the Helmar Antique Acrylic Sealer to seal the entire canvas.  I just adore how this project came out!!!
Now...I am not done yet, lol!!!  With the We are Family line I decided to tackle a project that my grandson requested.....really out of the box this time.  My grandson Trevor will be 5 next week on the 7th of July.  Trevor is completely obsessed with the LalaLoopsy dolls and I mean completely, you never saw a kid so crazy over a toy.  So of course he wants a LaLaLoopsy cake which a friend of the family is going to decorate using the dolls and such, but he wanted houses too.  They have these cool whimsey looking houses much like the houses in Nikki Sivils paper line We Are Family.
So what I did was freehand cut out pieces of the houses from plain white cardstock and then adhere the Nikki Sivils papers with my handy dandy Helmar Adhesive Runner!  Then I got out the Helmar ZapDots and had those squares flying as I put my houses together!!!  I used my Epiphany Crafts Button Studio to make the various buttons I used and adhered them with my Helmar 450 Quick Dry.  The Helmar Liquid ScrapDots worked great for the trims..I just put a thin line where I wanted my trims and applied, easy peasy!!  I added a couple of Robins Nest Dew Drops for door knobs and flower centers and adhered them with Helmar Gemstone Glue.
Trevor was over the moon when he saw them this morning and once he figured out I was taking pictures of them with a few of his LalaLoopsy dolls he wanted me to use ALL his LalaLoopsy dolls AND their pets, check it out:
And there you have some out of the box scrapping with Helmar and Nikki Sivils!!!  I had fun....hope you did too!!!
Julie Walton
Helmar Design Team Member


Cindy Gay said...

Love the 6 X 6 canvas. Great job with the crackler medium.

Lindy said...

WOW.....beautiful projects!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

OH MY WORD, girl..you have gone above and beyond-these are all amazing!

Aimee K said...

Oh WOW!! Another gorgeous canvas Julie!! But I had to come here to comment on the La La Loopsy doll houses! Gracie is crazy about them too and I had to show this to her and guess what?!?!? Now I am going to have to make some for her as she fell in love with them just like I did!!

pysselpetra said...

Incredibly cute ♥

Teresa said...

I just had to say Hi and say how adorable the little houses came out!!! Love all the little dolls too...

Jona Panesa said...

wow, these are so gorgeous Julie!!! loved those houses!!!