Helmar USA Design Guest Designer Submission

Coo Coo Clock using Helmar Textured Effects

Coo Coo Clock using Helmar Textured Effects

Working in the craft industry is a never ending adventure.  Some weeks I am so busy that one day runs into another and then there are days were I wish I had something I HAD to create.  Then there are other days where I take time to create and play.  Those are my favorite days I think.  On those days I pull out a product or a tool that I have never used or something I use but jsut know that it can be used in some outside of the box ways.

When I created the coo coo clock above I used Helmar Textured effects to create the faux wood look on the Sizzix Scoreboard.  I was so pleased with how it turned out. ( more info on the project here)

Pure Bliss with Liquid Scrap Dots

Pure Bliss with Liquid Scrap Dots

Liquid scrap dots are one of my favorite tools when creating depth and dimension.  You can make layers of varying heights by changing the amount used.

Card with 450 Quick Dry

Card with 450 Quick Dry

You might be wondering why I have posted three projects with Helmar Adhesives.  They are having a guest Designer call.  I thought I would toss my hat in the ring.  If you love their adhesives and other products they are also having a Design Team.  You should see their blog for more details.

About nikimeiners

Friend, Wife, Mom and an all around crafty old soul. Artist, Writer, Creative Director and Style Maker. Lover of old, fond of the new. Craver of excitement, establisher of the calm. My website http://365daysofcrafts.com Bio- Growing up in a small mid-western town, Niki Meiners was surrounded by a modest, resourceful and very entrepreneurial family. Her simple upbringing spurred her "Can do" attitude and gave her the confidence to try any challenge placed before her. She knew there was more out there than just her small town and set off after high school to explore the world. It was through these travels that she discovered her love of art and her desire to make the world a prettier place. It was not until she suffered a paralyzing illness that she realized she wanted to reconsider her corporate career as a Chief Paper Pusher, and her thoughts immediately turned to her first passion, art. In 2003 she began an odyssey that would take her from product design to publication and everywhere in between. She is known for her distinctive, high quality creations that feature a diverse mix of styles and highly creative approach to even the smallest detail. Niki is an Idea Architect, easily outlining every project from concept to completion. Her creations are simultaneously beautiful and functional and her in depth knowledge of the industry allows her to produce projects with a specific understanding of both the consumers and the manufacturers. This knowledge has allowed her work to be featured in the industries leading craft and lifestyle publications and manufacturers’ websites. nikimeiners at gmail.com
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