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Creaflexx for Jewellery Makers

 

Transparent Creaflexx is the perfect product for jewellery makers as it enables them to create their own, unique features and embellishments for their jewellery. It can be cut with scissors or a knife. It can also be die cut with stronger die cutting machines such as the Spellbinders Platinum and the Contour Steel Rule Dies. Coloured with alcohol inks, acrylic paints, markers or left clear, it is the perfect compliment to beads and crystals!

Check out the Spring/Summer 2017 Trends Catalogue for more information.

 

What a corker!

House Clock

Materials:
2629799 – House Frame
3370400 – Pressed Cork
1549901 – My Colours Cardstock, Snowbound
6832076 – Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic, Wedding Cake (White)
6832040 – Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic, Pink Dahlia (Pink)
9320781 – Numbers Stencil
9320300 – Stencil-Fix
1520606 – Special Tacky Double-sided Tape
1855315 – Quartz Clockworks

Trace around the outside of the house frame onto some white card and around the inside of the frame onto a sheet of pressed cork and cut them both out. Glue the cork house in the centre of the card house. Punch a hole in the centre, making sure that the clock hands can rotate freely without touching the sides of the house frame. Install the quartz movement and hands according to the package instructions.

Paint the house frame with white acrylic. Leave to dry. Apply a thin coat of Stencil-Fix to the back of the stencils and leave to dry. Position the stencil (adhesive side down) on the outside of the house frame and sponge pink acrylic over the top. Repeat the process until the outside of the house has been entirely decorated. Leave to dry.

Apply double-sided tape around the back edge of the house frame. Stick the paper & cork house with the clock movement to the back of the frame.

Home is where the heart is…

Studio Light’s new Home and Happiness range of scrapbooking products are ideal for card makers, scrapbookers and mix media artists! There are co-ordinating papers, stamps, metal dies and punched papers.

To view this and their other range, Romantic Summer, look at pages C.W.13-15 of the Creative World Catalogue 2017.

Award Winning Wood Veneers

Efco’s award winning wood veneers are the perfect way to create a natural look for DIY projects. The range consists of real wood veneers laminated onto fabric with a matte, velvety texture and genuine grains. They are flexible along the grain and can be cut, embossed, sewn, glued, riveted, stamped, and painted. (They should be lightly ironed before being cut etc.)

They are available in three different colours (stone, natural & brown) and three different sizes with an option of self-adhesive or not.

For more information look at pages N.64-N.65 of the Trends Spring/Summer 2017 Catalogue.

12 New Texture Mats!

Efco have brought out 12 new designs in their Texture Mat range! These mats were designed to be used in conjunction with polymer clays such as Cernit and Fimo using the Sutton Slice and Mica Shift techniques but can also be used to stamp designs for adult colouring.

Efco are also now marketing their complete range of 36 designs in sets of 6.

To view the sets and 12 new designs see the Creative World catalogue (C.W.4-5).

 

Easy Moss

Easy Moss is a new addition to the range of water based, weather resistant finishes.

It is available in two shades: olive and green.

It can be used in conjunction with the Easy Rust and Beton finishes, works well on Efco’s PappArt and Polystyrene ranges and is suitable for most surfaces.

Check out the Trends Spring/Summer 2017 catalogue for more details.

Getting up to monkey business!

 

As usual Efco have added to their range of Pappart shapes this year. Unicorns look set to be a new trend for 2017 but personally we think these monkeys look like loads of fun! Painted in bright colours they would make perfect decorations for a child’s bedroom. They can be personalised to suit the child whatever their interests might be e.g. football supporter, biking enthusiast, etc, and they have been especially designed with curved tails and paws so that they can be hung from each other too!

Check out the Trends Catalogue Spring/Summer 2017 for details of the latest Pappart additions.

 

Jewellery making with Cernit

Cernit polymer clay is one of the strongest and most hardwearing clays available today. It is especially popular amongst doll makers due to the wide range of flesh colours and its porcelain-like finish. Once baked it is more flexible than most other clays and so is idea for creating fine details in jewellery making and modelling. Crafters can create stunning pieces when Cernit is used in conjunction with Efco’s jewellery backings.

To see the full range take a look at the Technical Hobbies section of the catalogue (pages 558-563).

Chalk it up!

 

Efco’s chalkboard fabric can be hand or machine sewn. It can also be stuck with adhesives making it suitable for use in a wide range of craft projects.

It is now available in red and green as well as black!

Check out pages N61-62 of the Trends Spring/Summer 2017 catalogue to see the complete range.

Click here to view the Trends catalogue.

Colour me happy!

You’ll find some great new products in the Efco Creative World 2017 Catalogue including the new Doodle Art range…

and six new themed selections of Oaki Doaki Fabrics!

Click here to view the Creative World 2017 catalogue as a pdf. (Link will open in a new tab.)