Friday, May 6, 2011

My Creative Space: Bows and Polka Dots!

Hello friends!

This week I have been playing with corrugated cardboard. I really love the rough look of it! I was inspired by the color combo this week of grey and yellow. I started this project by creating the paper bow and worked with those colors to create this piece. It was also my first opportunity to try out my knew Jenni Bowlin Banner stamp set. It comes with 2 acrylic stamps in polka dots and strips.
The black and white polka dotted crepe paper was a fun find at our local party store, Party City.





This wall collage is listed in our etsy shop.


This week I wanted to talk about my favorite adhesives! The most important item for crafters! If you have a favorite, please let me know what you like to use!

My all time favorite is this glue stick! Yes, a simple, cheap $1.99 glue stick! Available at Michaels, it's by Pioneer brand, and it works great! Super strong and quick drying!




For more simple projects like gluing paper to paper, I use this Scotch adhesive dot roller. There are so many rollers available and I was so overwhelmed by them all that I hadn't tried any, until I was walking past the Scotch booth at CHA last year and this guy said, "here take one, you'll love it". Well how can you pass up free stuff? So when I got home and tried it, I loved it! If I accidentally get it where I don't want it, I can simply rub it off with my finger. So nice! You can also find these at Michaels. I love to use my coupons to stock up on refills.




When I need a good wet adhesive, I go for Aleene's Tacky glue. It's a great thick white glue that has been around for a long time and is available at Wal Mart.




I have also used this clear liquid adhesive by Tombow. It's great for using with glitter!





Also a must have in my craft room is this bottle of Glossy Accents. This great product by Ranger is a great multi use item. It's mostly known for being dimensional and used for creating rain drops and other fun effects. It's also a great adhesive! It dries completely clear so I also reach for it when working with a clear or see through surface. It's very fast drying, and creates a very strong bond.


I love to layer my projects so foam dots are a must. Some dots I have found to be so thin that I have to stack 3 or 4 together just to get the right thickness. For me, these are just right. By All Night Media, these pop dots are a staple in my craft room!




So these are my favorites!
 Please let me know what are your favorites or if you love these too?

Wishing you a great day, Lindsey

11 comments:

ria said...

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μπράβο και στις δύο!!!

Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage said...

Glue dots and pop dots are my favorite! I made a ton of valenines this year using antique pages from Scribner's magazines from the late 1800s. . .The paper was so fragile, I finally figured out how to attach it--I used acid free lignen free tape, put that on the paper, then used glue dots on the back of the tape! I tried double sided tape, but couldn't get the same hold, as I was attaching hears cut from the pages to cherub wings! Now following!

~Mikey @ Shabby French Cottage

Creative Breathing said...

Happy Mother's Day wishes to Twyla. Elizabeth

~~Carol~~ said...

I appreciate you sharing your favorite products with us Lindsey, especially because lately I've not been happy with the glue sticks I currently use.
Happy Mother's Day to Twyla!

Diane said...

Twyla, A Happy Mother's Day to you too!
XXOO Diane

Cindy said...

I love the rustic look of corrogated cardboard.

Have a Happy Mother's Day, Twyla.

Shopgirl said...

Happy mothers Day and thank you for the heads up on some items that you find worthy. Big Hugs, mary

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Dotty crepe paper? It made your piece! I use tacky glue a lot. ♥

KatCollects said...

That is my favorite glue stick, I love it. I get them at Walmart. I wanted to wish your family a very Happy Mother's Day.
Hugs,
Kathy

Mike Molony said...

Happy mothers Day and thank you for the heads up on some items that you find worthy. Big Hugs, mary

Jonathan Nguyen said...

Αγαπητές μου φίλες....το blog σας είναι χαρούμενο!! με πολύ όμορφα και ζωηρά χρώματα !! και η δουλειά σας φανταστική!! μπράβο και στις δύο!!!