Saturday, March 24, 2012

New Helmar Friend

Hello all,

Michelle here in Adelaide, South Australia.

As most of my fellow scrappers know I am a mad crazy hand cutter and love to also hand colour images to add to my layouts and cards.

Well you may ask what has this got to do with Helmar adhesives ???

I was lucky enough to get some happy mail the other day

And "YES" I was more than spoilt to get all these Helmar goodies.

So to cut a long story short..

I was is need of some more water colour paper for my digital stamps that I hand colour.

UNFORTUNATELY I was unable to get the quality of paper I normally get, as I wasn't at a craft store, but my local shopping centre.

HOWEVER.. I did come across two A4 water colour 30 sheet pad that were ONLY $1.10!! Now I am not one to resist a bargain and they BOTH ended up on my trolley!

So I got home and printed off my digital images and went to water colour them,as I would normally with my water colour pens and water brushes only to find that the darn ink from the images started to run!!!

I was getting really frustrated until I realised that the paper was of a much lighter weight and I needed to find a solution quick!

This is where I made friends with a Helmar product I had NEVER tried and now LIVES in my adhesive trolley!

Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative!!!!!

Yes.. I know I have you wondering what the heck I did with this....

Well..... I got curious as the whether this would work with water colour paper, digitally printed images and then water colouring.  All I can say is OMG !!!!! It works a treat !!!!!

It is as simple as printing your images on an ink jet printed onto the water colour paper,  lightly misting the paper with Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative and then water colouring to your hearts content ! It is that simple !! I then gave the finished image a light mist over the top to protect it before I cut the images out.

Here's a few of the cards I created that day that I found my new Helmar Friend !!!

I have found another Helmar product that has surprised me with how well it works. I am most impressed and cannot wait to get crafting with my Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative again.

TFL,  M x
Helmar Design Team


Em Stafrace said...

awesome tip Michelle thanks for sharing :)

Melissa D said...

I too love this stuff but my can is sitting home in my garage in Golden Grove cos the packers would not bring any aerosol cans. Now I have to go out and replace all my spray adhesives and fixatives which is a slow expensive task. Must remember to try it with my digi stamps too cos I hadn't thought of using it with those.