Cathy's Crafting Journey

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

4th of July with Helmar

Hello fellow crafters, Cathy here with a fun project for the 4th of July using Helmar adhesives.

I started with 3 plain canning jars..

I cut out some stars and a liberty bell out of vinyl for two jars and painted one with blue chalk paint (3 coats) and the other with red. (make sure to let dry between coats) .  After the paint is dry, Spray with the Helmar Crystal Kote Gloss varnish and once that is dry peel away the varnish images.

the 3rd jar... I used Helmar Decoupage to adhere white tissue paper to it by attaching it with the Decoupage and then painting a coat of decoupage over it and let it dry.

After the jar is dried, I then took it out doors to spray a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Gloss Varnish to seal it.

To decorate, I made a paper pinwheel and used Helmar Premium Craft glue to decorate with rhinestones and flowers and added it to the jar with the pinwheel

Inside the jars I added some dry could use dry popcorn kernels or rice...and place a small tealight in the center and have a fun Fourth of July decor...
Happy 4th of July!!

Have fun Creating..Cathy

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous, Cathy!! I love your patriotic jars!! They look amazing!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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