Featured Post: Helmar!
Featured Post: Helmar!

Featured Post: Helmar!

Create Banner1

I LOVE Helmar adhesives!  I was so excited to be able to create with these products so I made a fun little banner using Donna Downey's Canvas ATCs from Prima.  I started by added some background color with the Design Memory Craft Gelato colors:  Mango, Tangerine, Lemon, Bubble Gum, Blueberry, Lime, Licorice, Green Tea, and Metallic Blueberry.  These became the base of all the pieces. 

Then, I used the Stamper's Big Brush Pens in Nougat 178 and Black 199 to stamp using Prima's new stamps from their Romance Novel line and Craftsman line.

Next, I used some spray inks and Design Memory Craft Gelato sprays(I mixed up a few in mini misters) through some of Donna Downey's new stencils.  I also mixed the licorice with Gesso to create a paint that I could pounce through the stencils. 

The Gelatos were perfect to water down on a craft mat to create a color wash for the paintable Canvas pieces from Prima. They have resist already printed on them so when the color is applied, it shows the design.

Once I got them all colored, I started to glue the banner pieces together on a piece of seam binding using Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this glue!  It's perfect on fabrics and paper alike.  I glued all the pieces down with it and added it to some bling for a finishing touch! 

To see more tips and techniques with Helmar, visit their blog!


Jen Matott  A self-proclaimed Mom, Wife, Artist, Scrapper and Teacher, Jennifer has a funky & trendy style. She also serves on the design teams for Nikki Sivils, Scrap Mojo and XOXO Girls.


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

sharon gullikson

This banner looks great. I just started a banner using Gelatos, so I'm going to re-read your post to get some tips.

Template Design

This is so beautiful, love the great design and the colors.

Lillian Child

I don't do banners, but these ATC's are just TOO colorful and creative ... I would definitely be proud to display something like this. Great job!!

The comments to this entry are closed.