I am pleased as punch to announce that I have been asked to serve on the HELMAR USA 2011 Design Team! I'll give ya a little history here, but seriously? All you need to know is that if you're new to Helmar, you will be NO stranger to them as soon as you try any of their AWESOME line of adhesives! I was first introduced to Helmar during a Blog swap with Unity, one of their preferred partners back in the Fall and I tell you, I haven't wanted to use ANY other kind of adhesive since! Their products range from clear, fast-drying glue to crackle mediums to foam dimensionals, gemstone glue, decoupage, and everything in -between! In fact, you can click HERE for a quick guide to what products work best!
I had to make a little celebratory project, so I punched out some butterflies and used the small square ZAP DOTS (foam dimensionals) to give them a 3D effect! I must say that although my half-back pearls were self-adhesive, the one on the bottom kept falling off so I used Gemstone Glue to keep it where it needed to stay put!
(close up of card using Zap Dots-see the awesome dimension?)
Last but not least? The metal/wire butterfly? Well, it's not in the best shape, but I held onto it when I received it in a potted plant a long time ago. It was too pretty to throw out despite a missing bead and I knew I'd be able to use it one day so I cleaned it up, put it in my stash and used Liquid Scrap Dots to adhere it RIGHT to the lid of this little test-tube container full of gumballs. I need a little celebratory treat to announce this special day! Not ONLY do Liquid Scrap Dots dry in 3D (you can use them like foam dimensionals and get as much 'lift' as you want out of them! YOU control how 3D they are!), but they're also FABULOUS for gluing metal to metal!
You can see from the side view above that it isn't going anywhere! I love this stuff! The last thing you want is when you work so hard on something and it falls apart...that will NOT happen w/ Helmar!
So THAT is my fun little news today! You'll be seeing a LOT more of my work with Helmar soon and trust me, you'll be "stuck" on them in no time too! Here are the rest of my teammates: