Category Archives: Model Making

Art Clay Silver Clay, An Overview

The magical medium of Art Clay Silver clay consists of finely ground pure silver mixed with non-toxic binders and water. Presented as an off-white putty, this malleable clay can be easily worked into unique and personalised jewellery or ornaments. Items can be made as thin as 1mm thick. Once fired, the binders (which are made […]

Milliput Epoxy Putty

Milliput is a remarkably versatile putty. It can be used to seal or bond many materials. Metals, plastics, masonry, wood, glass, tile brick and ceramics, and can also be cast or used for mould making. The two-part epoxy putty is cold setting, non shrinking and available in 5 colours; Standard Yellow/Grey, Terracotta, Silver Grey, Black […]

Hand Felted Spider for Halloween

Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet, eating her curds and whey, along came a spider… a felt spider made from Merino wool tops!   Making a Felted Spider for Halloween This is a fun and simple project for all ages. The wool tops are rubbed, rolled and agitated with soap and water until the wool […]

Polymer Clay Cake Toppers

We often send out regular orders to our customers, but our curiosity was piqued when we began to receive an order every Tuesday for polymer clay from customer Cheryl Locke. Julie (who is an important member of our sales team here, and will often answer your calls) decided to investigate Chery’s email address which included […]

Needle Felted Caterpillar from Somerset

Look who came back from Somerset with Philippa! This little fella was found at the One Craft Gallery in Shepton Mallet. We think we have identified the maker; jewellery designer Rachel Kerrison needle felts small animals and creatures when working at the gallery. Rachel has shaped the caterpillar so that he can sit on the […]

Armatures for Model Making

An armature is the framework or skeleton used as the base when making models of figures or animals. A good starting point for a model is a scale sketch or marquette. Once the design has been established, the ‘skeleton’ can be added to a full size sketch. This will help determine the size of the armature […]

Pots made from Modroc

These special little pots have been created by molding Modroc over the base of an empty bottle. The embellishments have been added while the Modroc is still wet allowing the resin based plaster to act as an adhesive. ModRoc can be reworked while still wet offering itself to detailed work. Once dry, it is lightweight […]

Air Dry Clays from George Weil

Air dry clay is a versatile product that can be used in many craft projects. It dries solid, and yet allows additional clay to be added even after drying. The clay’s nylon reinforcing fibres are an excellent bonding agent which reduces brittleness. This means it does not need to be heated, unlike traditional clays that […]

Foamboard Christmas Decorations

How’s this for a great Christmas decoration idea? Our giant snowflakes have been designed and made by our resident artist Philippa Cousins from foamboard. What is it? Foamboard is made from a sheet of CFC free polystyrene sandwiched between two sheets of smooth acid free paper to form a strong, lightweight and rigid board with […]

Papermaking Additives and Fillers

This range of papermaking additives provides the serious handmade paper maker with professional materials for producing high quality and durable handmade paper. The additives can also be used by modellers for paper casting and papier mache. To add colour there are natural dyes, Deka L Direct dyes, Procion MX Fibre Reactive Dyes and pigments. Using […]

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