December 03, 2011

A very Helmar Christmas ~ Design Team Blog Hop

Helmar Holiday Hop - 2011




It’s that time of year where we all start thinking of the holidays so what better way to get your Holiday spirit than a great Helmar Holiday Hop? Filled with so much Holiday cheer and some amazing projects featuring all the different Helmar Adhesives.

Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Helmar Holiday Hop. If you have been following along, you should have hopped here from Jennifer Evan’s blog. If not, you just have to stop at the Helmar Blog and start from the beginning. There are goodies along the way and we don’t want you to miss a thing.



I purchased some glass baubles from a craft store, plastic would work just as well





choose a couple of vibrant paints and pour in to the bauble...I am using metalic colours and have allowed one colour to flow before adding the next one


once you have coated the inside of the bauble you can pour out the excess to use in another or store in an air tight container for another project




the bauble to the left used alcohol ink inside instead of acrylic paint, once it was completely dried I squeezed in a fair amount of Helmar Premium Craft Glue, and a mix of fine glitter and chunky glitter/sequins. While the glue inside is still workable, put your thumb over the opening and shake to distribute the contents. As the glue thickens and dries you can continue to roll the bauble to move the glitter inside 


I used the opening of the glitter pot to hold the first bauble as I dotted the surface with small blobs of Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots


I loved the faux ice look when I allowed the glue to trail down a little


faux ice



I covered all but a small section with the Scrap Dots...you can see in here...how cool is that?!?


it needed some sparkle, so I used glitter and my craft glue to coat the inside of the bauble


once it was dry I smeared a little gilding paste over the soft spikes to show their detail


this bauble was filled with alchohol ink, german glass glitter, sequins and Premium Craft Glue before being shaken and rolled...it reminds me of a planet


I hope you have enjoyed what I have created here and perhaps you will have a play and create your own unique and fun Christmas ornaments to adorn your tree


Make sure you leave a comment at every stop because the elves of Helmar will be giving away prizes to some lucky Helmar fans. Now hop on over to Beck Beattie’s blog to see another amazing Helmar Holiday project. The Holiday Hop will be open for comments until 11:59P.S.T December 4th , so take a look and enjoy a little holiday spirit from all of us on the Helmar Team. Thanks again for stopping by today and Happy Holidays.






81 comments:

Lottie said...

Absolutely, stunningly, original

Louise said...

WooooooW damned fab!!! :) xox

Scrappy Kapers said...

Awesome work Linda, after teasing us for a few days, love them all

Audrey said...

I love your balls, they are so cool.

Home of the Fairy Smasher said...

This is way cool! Not that I need any more fun projects to begin working on. But, this sure gives me some ideas! Thanks for sharing so much with us!

Sammi said...

I love those baubles... I have done some before but never that creative!! AWESOME work!!
Sammi
xxx

Sami said...

Wonderful! So unique xx

Sami said...

Wonderfully unique! love, love, love them x

ann said...

OMG amazing. now that is what I call beautiful Christmas decorations with a difference !!!!

shirley said...

Hi Linda!
LOVE LOVE LOVE your baubles...all of them!
Thanks for sharing :)

Laurie said...

Those are by far the coolest things I have ever seen. Who would have thought to use Liquid Scrap Dots like that? Well obviously you did and its just so freaking cool!

rosenrobrt said...

It truly was worth the wait...These are so terrific...Wish I was a neighbor so I could talk you out of one....Thanks!

Robert

Katie said...

Seriously? That is just creativity at its best! Love how you used the glue to create such dimension and design on the ornaments.

Marie / Legojenta said...

Such interesting ornaments! TFS =)

Debc06 said...

Wow Linda Beautiful and unique projects thanks for sharing your techniques.
Debbie

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Great job on the ornaments!

Jen E. said...

ummmm...those ornaments are fan-freakin-tastic!!! you make me want to do somehing other than layouts! wow! very cool. :)

True :) said...

Linda,
Your ornaments are beautifully fun and eclectic! Loved how you used the Liquid Scrap Dots!

Hugs,
True :D

Lydell said...

Now that is COOL Linda! Never seen scrap dots used that way before! Very impressive!!!

ferrellgraph-x said...

My goodness your ornaments are so amazing! I loved the idea of using the paints to create unique and beautiful colors!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer

Angie said...

Loving these holiday ornaments! Thank you so much for sharing!

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Your ornaments are spectacular, never would have thought to make faux ice, fabulous!!

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Cindy said...

Wow! Seriously wow! Love these!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

How unique those ornaments are -- drippy and full of life and texture!! SO FUN.

Merry Christmas!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

IRUNINCIRCLES said...

WOW! I've seen lots of ornaments created out of those clear balls, but yours are stunning and definitely original! So glad to have found you on the hop! Shannon_Corbin@live.com

pruttybird said...

Very cool ornaments!!

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Selma said...

What a unique project. I love these ornaments.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

My jaw is on the ground! I can't even begin to say how creative this is.
Beautiful designs-thanks for sharing that.

Jean said...

OMG!!! WOw! I have painted the inside of ornaments but would never have thought to take them to the next dimension like you did. JUST AMAZING!

Tanya said...

wow, these are just way awesome! I really want to try these, I'm sure my daughter would love to help too, amazing!

Susan Garman said...

Linda, your ornaments are beautiful. Love how you think outside the box.

Carolyn King said...

Awesome and creative ornaments Linda!

Suz said...

fantastic ornaments thanks for sharing

Leslie said...

you did that with the glue? amazing!

dlwidder said...

Lovely, unique ornaments! TFS

hodgins said...

Beautiful ideas! Love these ornaments! But very hard to find out where to post a comment!!

Leanne said...

O wow!! Ur projects are amazing! Love how you made the glue dots look like icicles! Wonderful projects and thanks for the details!
;)

connie said...

WOW! love how you used the liquid scrap dots.

Erika Taylor said...

LINDA LINDA LINDA LINDA Holy CRAP!!!!

These are the most beautiful baubles I've seen for Christmas. I've got all the supplies and I'm liftin this ASAP. Thank you for all you do, for your creative genius and for you

Happy Holidays
Erika

Lillian Child said...

Oh my goodness, but your ornament creativity is STUNNING! WOW!! These are absolutely lovely!

I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you! Stop over to my blog sometime and give me a shout out! And Happy Holidays to you and yours!!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

jennifer mitten said...

Wowza, these are stunning!

Nikki Sivils said...

Oh my these are wonderful!! Thanks for showing your you created them!

sandee said...

wow, I am amazed that you could use up you Liquid Scrapdots that way, I mean it looks great but make me cringe when i think of using that much of it, I'm wayyyyyy frugal with mine!

Connie said...

yes it is very cool and Beautiful!!!!

The Crafty Chick said...

Ohhh. Loving the blobby glue on the outside!! Awesome baubles!! Leandra x

Jenny McGee said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous Christmas balls. I love them. jeannett_mcgee@comcast.net

Jackie said...

Wow, this is amazing, you are so clever!

Missusg said...

okay so these are definitely one of the coolest ornaments i have EVER seen.

EstherT said...

What a neat technique! I would never have thought of using the glue that way! I've done the paint thing before, but I love the idea of the glue and sequins and glitter ... Thank you so much!

Renee said...

Very creative ornaments!! I love the paint and glitter ones!

Linda Carson said...

Get out!! These are so unique, creative, inspirational and jaw-dropping gorgeous!

Rebecca Beattie said...

Awesome balls Linda! They are just so 'out there' and I LOVE that! hope you have found somewhere to hang them this year and can't wait to see what 'tree' idea you ended up going with xxxx

onlycarol1 said...

I'm speechless. This is the most incredible ornie I've seen in a very long time. Thank you so very much for the inspiration ... I will definitely try this!

Nicolle74 said...

Gorgeous ornaments!..:)

Sandie said...

Wow! These are SO awesome. Can't wait to try doing some of my own. Thanks for the instructions.

Linn said...

great ornaments love the use of the glue dots it makes it look frozen :) thanks for the inspiration

Martha Richardson said...

These are incredible...so unique & creative. You are an incredible artist!

Chareen said...

wow that is unique. I loved the gold paint look. Thanks for sharing

CreativSpirit said...

Absolutely lovely Linda, you are so great at experimenting and coming up with beautiful creative ideas for products. Thanks for your inspiration. Hugs,
Rob

Miriam Prantner said...

Those drippy ornaments are so cool!

Sam said...

OMG Linda you are amazing !! Love these effects.

Sam said...

OMG Linda you are amazing !! Love these effects.

Sandi said...

what yummy looking ornaments..i have some glue dots and my nephew is over..we may need to give this a try for sure..thanks

Sarah said...

Awesome idea for the faux ice!!! Love the ornaments.

JPScraps said...

I haven't seen anything like these ornaments before. They are stunning!!

quilt4fun2 said...

Thank You for sharing what effects can be done with the glues. Beautiful job
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Beth said...

These ornaments are amazing and so unique! I'm going to have to try this.

Susan said...

Wow Linda! These are some of the most creative, original ornaments I have ever seen. Who knew so much could be done with some paint, glue and glitter! Thanks for sharing this amazing process and your fabulous results!

Joanne Huffman said...

delightful ornaments!

Shari said...

WOW the spikey ornaments just blew me away...fabulous!!

Angie Blom said...

wow.. this is just too cool!!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Your ornaments are fantastic. I particularly LOVE the faux ice one. Too cool!!

Cher~ said...

Brilliant!!! Love these very much.

Theresa said...

Love that icy look on your ornaments. Who would have thought to do that! Thanks so much for sharing.

redjanfan said...

thanks for all the great info on "how to" I like the way you took them several steps past painting the insides! The steampunk look is so translating to Christmas thanks to you gals. Great ideas using the glue icicle look.

Renee Aslette said...

These baubles are amazing!! Fabulous idea! and I love you have done something different with the Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow! I just got some scrapdots so I will definitely be trying your technique for those!
scrapthis @ aol dot com

Rae Cooper said...

OMG your balls rock chick!!

Carisa said...

omgosh, these are INSANE!!! AND when I say that I mean I am in LOVE. I never ever would have thought to use my LSD like that. haha I have GOT to make some of these...like NOW!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Shercara said...

WOWZERS!! JUST LOVE THEM ALL!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Woooahhh!!! looks amazing!!
J xx