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Darwi Air dry Clay has arrived

Darwi Air dry Clay has arrived

Our new super soft air dry clay has finally arrived. The new clay has minimal shrinkage and cracking when left to air dry naturally and is very soft and easy to use, it is easy to knead and push into the moulds and being so pliable there is less wastage as you can reuse pieces, this is a big improvement on what we had previously. Our Georgian Sky and white gold heart has been created using the Darwi clay in the Baroque Swirls moulds and it cast super easily. I removed it from the mould immediately and glued it down...

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Champagne Waltz Sideboard step by step tutorial

imperial garden ReDesign by Prima

Champagne Waltz Sideboard step by step tutorial

I have been waiting for the right piece to use the Imperial Garden transfer on and I knew I wanted it to be symmetrical but showcase the flower imagery on each side differently. Here is my step by step process to create this piece: * I cleaned my piece well with sugar soap and water and a good rinse off, and a slight sand just on the top to even out the original finish * Paint in a slightly textured way all over using Champagne Waltz Vintro chalk paint, 2 coats and a little touch up only required for good...

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What a Brand new tin of Vintro chalkpaint looks like

What a Brand new tin of Vintro chalkpaint looks like

Vintro luxury chalkpaint is like no other and when opening the first tin this might catch you out. The paint is very thick and textured and may look like set yogurt. It will need a good stir for a a few minutes with a large paddle and it will turn into a more paint like consistency. The pigments in it make it very thick and the coverage is amazing so all that stirring is well worth it. After that initial long stir your paint will just need a normal stir after sitting and reopening. Enjoy!!  

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Vintro Chalkpaint is Here!

Vintro Chalkpaint is Here!

Check out the gorgeous colours we have now in stock of the amazing Vintro chalkpaint

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How to Bend your Resin Cast moulds to fit different shaped Projects

How to Bend your Resin Cast moulds to fit different shaped Projects

Resin cast moulds are a great way to add character to a plain piece. They can help make something look old, or look like they have carvings in it. However, once the moulds have been made and cast in resin, they are hard and inflexible. Guess what? They can still be used on all surfaces, not just flat ones! Below are some easy step-by-step instructions on how to use your IOD moulds to do this. To start with, ensure your piece is prepped and ready to go, including sanding if needed. Scratch up the back of the mould to make...

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