Saturday, October 16, 2010

Welcome to the Helmar Halloween Howler Hop!!!

MUAHAHAHAHH! Muahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! BOO! I hope I didn't scare you too much! K, Ok, ok, even though I did a fall themed project doesn't mean that I can't get into the Halloween spirit!! This might scare you too... but I assure you that all these adhesives are harmless... I used ALL of these to create my project. I used a combination of Helmar's Craft Glue, 450 Quick Dry, Crackle Step 1 and 2, Liquid Scrap Dots and Craft and Hobby PVA Glue to put this entire project together. There are SO many things that I did with this clock that I can't even begin to share them all with you right now! I am going to tell you what I did using the Helmar Adhesives here, but you will have to tune into UStream here tonight at 8:30PM CST to see all the other really cool techniques I used while creating this clock.... there are A LOT! Make sure you are a follower of my blog and tune in tonight... I will be giving away Helmar Zapdots along with some bling bling! You can let me know you will be there here!


I love Halloween and everything about Halloween even creating Halloween projects, BUT... I really wanted and needed to make this fall project! My hubby re-did our bathroom 11 months ago and I STILL do not have anything hanging in it! So, I bought this clock at a rummage last summer for only 2 bucks and decided it needed to be in that bathroom! I had the perfect place for it... just not the perfect look as of yet ;)
And here is my finished project:
From start to finish...Ok, you saw the "raw" clock. I sanded it down... more and less in certain areas than others because I wanted the distressed look. Then I started to distress it a bit more with some StazOn... then, I water mark stamped it so I could gold heat emboss and heat set certain areas which you can see plus a few flowers and the title.

I wanted the title on before I put the crackle on so the title would be "sealed". Look at the picture above and that is the picture that I took before I put the crackle on..... I put a generous amount of step 1 all over, even on the title but not on the flowers. I waited 20 minutes just to be sure it was dry. Then I generously applied the Step 2. THEN...  I waited 20ish minutes and put the second step on AGAIN, but only in a few select places to give it a distressed look. It has a very fine, almost bubbly effect...  it looks so awesome! Make sure you click on the picture (below) to see a close up. The 2nd coat of step 2 was used on the bottom left and on the bottom left of the butterfly:

I used the Craft and Hobby PVA glue, I used it to "seal" my paper flowers! I made a mix of the Craft and Hobby PVA glue, water, acrylic paint and Glimmer Mist. I "dipped" the larger flowers in it twice making sure they dry completely before I do the second dip. It colored and sealed my flowers so I don't have to worry about them wilting ;) Check out my UStream class tonight to see all the awesome tehniques I used!
Here a few more close ups:





Happy Halloween!! I have all Helmar products 10% off at all times here including the Craft Glue, 450 Quick Dry, Crackle Step 1 and 2 and Liquid Scrap Dots!


Photo Hop

Here's your list of hoppers!
Helmar USA Design Team Blog- http://helmarusa.typepad.com/blog/

Tracy Weinzapfel- http://www.tracywburgos.typepad.com/

Erika Taylor - http://taylordconcepts.blogspot.com/

Laura Achilles- http://lauraachilles1.wordpress.com/

Marci Knecht- http://www.marciknecht.blogspot.com/

Becky Teichmiller - http://www.beckyteich.blogspot.com/

Shelly Hein-Simmons- http://reelgirlsanimalhouse.blogspot.com/

Gayle Martin - http://jgwm.blogspot.com/

Tanisha Long - http://www.tanisharenee.blogspot.com/

Aymee Gandy- http://www.southernbellescrapper.blogspot.com/

Cathy La Hay- http://behindthesceneswithcathy.blogspot.com/

Pamela Young - http://pamelasworldofscrap.blogspot.com/

Tina McDonald- http://tinamcd-mysanity.blogspot.com/

Eva Dobilas - http://evafromca.blogspot.com/

Karen Maldonado- http://reallifeinpictures.blogspot.com/

Amy Teets- http://amyteetsdesigns.blogspot.com/

SPECIAL Guest Designer Lolly Chops - http://www.lollychops.com/lollychops/

116 comments:

Eva said...

WOW, Bec...this is such an amazingly GORGEOUS project! And how cool you got this clock for such a bargain, too....hehehe...love that!

Denise said...

Wow!!!! Your clock is such a gorgeous work of art!! I love it. The flowers look incredible!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

wow, what a transformation on the clock.

apetta said...

wow! wow!!! I just love it! Fabulous project!

Kray said...

Love it, Love it, Love it!!!

Gaby ~ Scrapabookaholic said...

What a beautiful creation! I love the colors!!

Ohana in Bend said...

what a great looking clock. your work is fantastic!

Renata Pacheco said...

Great project, Becky! Love all the texture you've created!

cbk said...

Beautiful - would be a great holiday gift project!

Melissa said...

Fabulous!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Becky that is awesome

TanishaRenee said...

gorgeous clock, Becky!!

marcibun said...

GORGEOUS Becky! You do the most amazing clocks I've ever seen. Love it :)

Cathy said...

Such a beautiful outcome on this! I totally love it!

Treasa said...

What a beautiful transformation...I love it.

Carrie said...

Beautiful and so creative! Thanks for sharing!

Tanya said...

You turned an "okay" clock into a "Fabulous" clock. Awesome :)

phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Candra said...

The flowers are beautiful~ great project

Kelly Massman said...

gorgeous clock!

beulahmom said...

Wow...what a fabulous project! Thank you so much for sharing!

Sus Designs said...

Wow, what a gorgeous clock. What a wonderful thing to showcase :)

Vicki said...

Amazing work. Your clock is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

MrsETaylor said...

Your work will flowers is amazing Becky. I think I'll call you Flower Queen from now on. Simply beautiful

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

Way to make something beautiful from a garage sale clock. Love when that happens!

jmahugger said...

Gorgeous Project!!

Pam AKA: picnic said...

Woozers this is beautiful... the flowers are amazing, TFS... Booo

LollyChops said...

This is totally awesome! I'll be keeping an eye out for a clock I can alter too!

...and I totally need to get some of that Craft and Hobby PVA glue! What awesome stuff!

Manhattan Mandie said...

WOW! What a GoR-GE-ous project!!! Love your clock!

Attegirl said...

Beautiful clock!! Love the details....

Patricia said...

Oh, that clock is beautiful! Gorgeous work!

Heidi Y said...

Beautiful clock!! Great job!

Melissa Elsner said...

Oh how beautiful is that?!?! Love it!

Lori said...

Your clock looks amazing. This project, including the well-written detailed instructions, is inspiring me to begin other projects (Now I am scrapbookin only). The Helmar's products seem really great! Thank you! Boo back to ya'!

Mary Jean said...

simply beautiful as always!!

Cheryl O said...

What a beautiful transformation! Love the colors and the simple yet elegant embellies.

Erika said...

GORGEOUS project!!! Thanks for sharing

kimbethke said...

That clock is gorgeous!

~*Jen*~ said...

What an amazing transformation from a plain clock to a show stopping clock! Wonderful job!! Thanks!

alaska.girl.24@hotmail.com

pattyb said...

Wow, that clock is amazing. I hope I can make it to the chat on ustream.

Anne said...

Very good use of products.

Kim said...

Beautiful! I like how you used the products to seal the clock and give a distressed look at the same time.

Just this... Alice said...

Love the after of your clock. Thanks for sharing!

LittleLeafLane said...

Nice job! I've never thought about embossing on wood before...I'll have to try that out.

Kelly C said...

what a gorgeous clock, I love the colors you used - definitely make me think fall!

You and Me~Shell said...

Very beautiful! I am going to have to try those Helmar adhesives too!

mbchoj said...

Wow that is one beautiful clock! Great work!
mbchoj at aol dot com

Reel Girl said...

So, so gorgeous!! Love the distressed surface with the touch of gold!
Shelly

lana said...

Wow that is absolutely gorgeous...thanks for the inspiration!

Laura said...

Great project! Love the clock.

Jean said...

That is wonderful!! Thanks for the great inspiration and the chance to win!

mjmarmo@comcast.net

bluecrayons said...

your clock you got for $2 was so boring looking. now after your pizazz it looks like a million bucks. love it. and it did inspire me. thanks.

Monique said...

Fabulous what you did with the clock!!! Really love it!! TFS!

debpaint16 said...

I really like your ideas to transform a "plain" clock, very elegant!!

Paul said...

You did a great job on the clock.

judean said...

great project--I'm intrigued to hear how you sealed the flowers!!

Bonibleaux Designs said...

Very COOL! Love those rummage sale treasures!

Erika M. said...

Wow how amazing - love all the details you added to your clock!

Teri A said...

love this clock such great work
Thanks
Teri
teri.barefoot@gmail.com

JuliesAddiction said...

WoW!! I love yard sale/thrift store finds and you fixed yours up great, love the flower dipping technique!

StacyC said...

Wow, love your clock, awesome job!!

Nitasha said...

Timeless, gorgeous project!

tgmagazine said...

Your clock is beautiful! I will need a new one soon and I may have to use some of your inspiration. Heather

Kathy said...

Beautiful clock! Thanks for sharing!

Ginnifer said...

Beautiful clock! Love it!

Melissa Wright said...

FAbulous clock!! Would love to have one hanging in my home like that!

BishopsMommie said...

that is absolutely gorgeous!!! you are the envy of every craft strickin girlie out there..ok must move on and pick my jaw up off the floor..lol

Michelle said...

Oh my gosh, this clock is GORGEOUS Becky. I can't make the ustream tonight but I may take a stab at trying this out. Thank you so much for sharing your talent.

Cheryl Kosakura said...

What a beautiful clock. I so love it!
-Cher

Scrapenabler said...

Love the clock! Gorgeous!!

Donna said...

Very pretty project! I'll see you tonight for the rest of the story!
Thanks for sharing.

Charlotte Cornett said...

That is AWESOME!!! Love it!
Thanks for sharing! Charlotte

Gloria said...

wow just gorgeous

Southernbelle said...

Oh my goodness! Talk about GORGEOUS!!! I totally adore this gf! I so want some of that crackle medium!!!!!! Love the effect it gives!

Aymee

Laura Achilles said...

such an amazing clock!!! i love how it can be up in someones house year round!! great job!!!

rcz28 said...

Very clever idea

kathlee said...

I will be lifting this idea :-) as I will be needing a clock for my new studio! Beautiful work.
kathlee154@gmail.com

Lillian Child said...

Becky, your clock creation is TRULY inspiration! So very lovely!

Manders said...

what an amazing gift..I wish I could think this up. This is my first blog hop and I'm impressed with all the fun things.

Tona said...

Love what you did with your clock! Fantastic job!!

Joani said...

My goodness ~ It's beautiful! I've loved the look of altered clocks but I've been to afraid to try it. If I do I'm going to case your for sure. Thanks for the inspiration!
Hugs,
Joani

Connie said...

The clock is amazing!!!! Beautiful!!!!

Bonnie said...

Oh how nice that is and I would love to be able to do the cracklin

Katie said...

What a cool clock!

Minta's Creations said...

You did beautiful work on your clock!
Minta

mintab@gmail.com

http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

mitz said...

** tick-tock, tick-tock, way to knock us off the dock ** GREAT Job!!
( mitz_zee@yahoodotcom)

Becky said...

Don't ya just love it when a yard/rummage sale item can be re-done and made so much better? Thanks for sharing!

Patti B said...

Great restoration of the clock. Your very talented

Tiff said...

What a fun project!

Kate said...

Beautiful- never heard of scrap dots!

Liz said...

This is so so cute I love it it's a fabulous project.

Suz said...

wow you turned it into a wonderful home accent. Lovely

silvia said...

Pretty clock!!

carlaf said...

Looks Amazing!

Donna said...

That is beyond words....just beautiful and amazing! Happy Halloween!

Dena said...

Love that clock! It turned out great!

Tina said...

OMW! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!! And those are REAL FLOWERS? LOVE that!
I need to get me some crackle!!!
Thanks for inspiring me chickie! ((HUGS))

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

OMGosh this is gorgeous!!! Super job!
staci - staci412 at optonline dot net

Amy Teets said...

That turned out gorgeous!

Rusty Bucket Designs said...

I love all the little touches you added to your project -terryk

NanaBeth said...

This s just stunning. Than you for sharing your technique with us-it's awesome.

Dawn said...

Great clock. Love how you distressed it to create a truly unique project.

Lisa J said...

I am so loving the projects that use the crackle stuff! I will definitely have to get some for myself to Spruce up some regular household items like your clock! Its beautiful!

TFS

BreAnn said...

Your clock is absolutely beautiful! Will have to tune in tonight to ustream!

Alicia Barry said...

Beautiful clock.

Suni said...

Beautiful work, tyty4s

jennyplace2 said...

OMG! $2.00 want a find! Beautiful finished product TFS

KellyG said...

Great project!

Peggy said...

Love your clock. Thanks for sharing with us.

Renee said...

The clock looks great!!! TFS!

karennarelle said...

very creative. a beautiful clock.

Pamela said...

This is beautiful!!! I love it! :)

PAT said...

My goodness... your clock is beautifu. Looks like I have to start checking out some yard sales!!

fairyrocks said...

Lovely altered clock, you gave it the Shazzam it needed

Lindy said...

Beautiful Clock. TFS

vickisscraproom said...

This is GORGEOUS! My kinda of Fall decor! Love it!

marla said...

WOW you are a truly amazing artist!!