Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Helmar and Micro Beads

Hello everyone! Today I am going to share a fun, easy technique with you to give your chipboard a one-of-a-kind look (it's what I shared on the Helmar blog yesterday).

What you need:

* Chipboard Piece(s)
* Micro Beads
* Paint

Now let's get started:

Take your chipboard piece, and paint it the color of your choice.




After your paint is dry, cover your piece with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.



Then cover with micro beads. These should be available at any craft store. Make sure you get the area pretty well covered, and don't be afraid to pour out more then you need because you can always pour the excess back into the container (just make sure that you have a piece of paper behind your chipboard to catch the extra micro beads).



Now just let it dry. Go ahead and walk away and come back later. :) Although this adhesive does dry really quickly. When the adhesive is dry, pick up your piece and tap off all the excess beads onto your piece of paper. Then pour the extra back into the container.

Your piece should look kinda like this:



You can take a sharp object like your craft knife and run it along the edges to knock off any pieces hanging over the side.

Here's a card that I made with my chipboard pieces:



I adhered both the chipboard and the flower to my card with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive. The paper is adhered using the Helmar Quick-Fix Adhesive Runner and then my little "Thankful for You" piece is actually adhered with a Helmar Zapdot.

People have asked me where to buy these fabulous Helmar products...you can find them here.

Hope you like this technique! Have a fantastic Wednesday! :)

Supplies for "Thankful for YOU" card:
Cardstock--Bazzill, Paper--Jillibean Soup, Chipboard--Magistical Memories, Flower--Prima Marketing, Paint--Making Memories, Adhesive--Helmar, Micro Beads--Stampin' Up!, Ribbon--Rusty Pickle, Computer Program--Adobe Photoshop CS2, Digital Frame and Brush-K. Pertiet, Computer font--Handwriting Dakota.

12 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for a great tutorial. I just love how the micro beads adds that special touch to the card.

Kelly Massman said...

Great and awesome tutorial!

Jocelyn said...

Love this How to!!!! It turned out so pretty and off to check out the site!!!

MrsETaylor said...

Love it Pamela. You have such great style. But you already knew that hehe

Elisa K said...

Wow love that effect on the leaves... awesome card. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

This is brilliant and the card is stunning x leigh x

Linda Beeson said...

I love what you did to your leaves, what a wonderful look!

Sweetpz said...

great tip! i have lots of microbeads and have been wondering what to do with them! hehee...
have a great day!

hugs
juli

p.s i received my package in the mail today!!! they are so cute, my DD loved the cupackes =) thanks again!

erin said...

oh, very cool pamela! great job!

Linda Rodriguez said...

Great tutorial - lovely result!

Melissa Elsner said...

What a great idea! I think I need to get me some micro beads. :)

Casey Wright said...

So beautiful! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!