I’m sticking with my ‘blogging it for next year’ meme.
To be honest, I’m not a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, having been that kid who never once got the rose delivery to the classroom on the big day at school. It’s a humiliation you don’t get over until you are old and jaded enough to pretend you don’t care. 😉 Max and I don’t celebrate it – which, you know, I’m COMPLETELY fine with – so remembering to do crafts isn’t the easiest now the girls need shoe-horning into it a bit more. By next year I can probably persuade Bene to make me something at home. He did bring me home a lovely hand print last week, which
eased the bitter sting of resentment a little made me smile. 😉
Still, what I do like is experimenting with different materials so I took the opportunity to try out some of the latest Bostik products we had been sent with different ‘sticking’ requirement in mind.
I made a silly sign for the door for the girls for the ‘big day’ using a paper plate with a plasticised surface.
This was more of a double experiment than anything earth shatteringly clever (although I do love a paper plate for a craft supply). I used Bostik Microdots to cover the plate by pressing down and removing and then used that to stick glitter all over the plate. This works well so long as it is a short term, no touch ornament, as it stays tacky, but it was perfect for the task. I used the Glitter Glue Pens to write with, which work really well. They dry flat and peel off the surface of the plate and I had intended to use them as a different embellishment on another craft, only a child came along and ripped them all up absentmindedly! (GAH!)
Josie made me a card with a very Rennie Macintosh rose of glitter pen on glittery card.. She used Glue Dots to add the gem (heavy, so I was impressed it worked well) and hearts and foam pads to lift the red glitter card off the backing.
I took on her idea for a little card of my own. I smeared glitter glue in gold all over a card and used it to affix a small wobble edged felt shape to the card, plus ribbon trim top and bottom. It worked perfectly and the only slight disadvantage was minor wobbliness. I probably should have pressed it after drying it. I cut out a heart in glitter card and added further shimmer to that with more glitter glue rubbed on plus a sprinkle of white glitter too. That was fixed to the felt with Foam Pads again to add depth.
This was a little wall hanging with an MDF heart that has felt attached using Micro Dots These are like a sticky surface covered (shockingly) with tiny dots of glue. You press it to a surface to attach them and pull the sheet away and then attach your crafty item. It holds felt perfectly. The sticker held themselves but the edge (which is sparklier than in the picture) is covered with glitter glue and the ribbon hanger is held on with the Bostik Sew Simple from last year.
Finished off with a little box to hold all my expensive gold jewellery given to me as love tokens by my adoring family. #tumbleweed #notbitter Glue Dots work perfectly on foil backing too.