Crafters can create two different effects when combining Efco rubber stamps with the Efcolor cool enamelling – not just stamping onto the enamelled surface when it is cool but also stamping into it whilst it is hot.
It is worth recommending that customers ink up their stamp with an ink pad as usual when doing this technique as it will help release the stamp from the enamel. If they want to brush acrylic paints or mica into the grooves afterwards then they should use a VersaMark or Clear Emboss ink pad which can be found in the Everything for Paper Catalogue (pgs. 51 & 53). (A baby wipe can then be used to clean the paint etc from the raised enamelled surface.)
If stamping onto the surface when cool crafters need to use a permanent ink pad such as a StazOn found on page 63.55 of the Everything for Paper Catalogue. (To look after their stamps it’s advisable that crafters use the StazOn cleaning fluid before they then either wipe with an alcohol-free baby wipe or wash with light soapy water.)
If embedding crystals into the enamel then it is advisable to use Swarovski flat-backed gems as they do not lose their sharp edges and shine unlike the acrylic gems (pictured above) which will start to melt and give a round domed appearance instead.
3, 4 and 5mm Swarovski flat-backed crystals are available in 15 different colours and can be found on page 121.12 of the Beads and Gems Catalogue.
Efco’s clear rubber stamps can be used in combination with other crafts such as Efcolor enamelling..
If you’d like to find out more about Efcolor cool enamelling Fiona Jones will be demonstrating Efcolor techniques on Hochanda tv on Friday 1st April at 11am, 2pm and 6pm.
Efco Easy Rust Paste and Liquid is now available. It is a water-based medium suitable for exterior use. Lightfast, it can be applied to most surfaces including card, polystyrene, wood, metal, PappArt and ceramic.
With Easy Rust it is easy to create a rusty look without chemicals. It is also possible to burnish or glaze it for great finishes which are weather resistant when dry. The Easy Rust Paste is available in two colours, red and brown, and can be mixed to create different tones. It can also be mixed with the rust orange Easy Rust Liquid.
Contact us for more information or to place an order.
Now customers can make their own cork bags and pouches using cork leather available from Efco…
It is available in four different styles and comes in 45 x 30 cm pieces.
To find out more or to purchase any of Efco’s range of cork products Contact Us.
Efco will be introducing a new range of cork products at CHSI Stitches this year…
The cork comes in various thicknesses, some backed with paper or fabric making it ideal for all sorts of crafting activities as you can cut, sew and stick it.
Join us on Stand G25 in Hall 12 NEC Birmingham to see this fabulous range. Other new ranges include Chalkboard fabric, Easy Beton Pastes, Woodies Stamps and Color Pots, as well as new additions to Efco’s Papp Art and other decorative items.
Fiona Jones will be demonstrating the new Texture Mats, Efcolor and Metal Embossing.
Efcolor enamelling is still proving very popular. With it’s appearance on craft tv channel Hochanda awareness amongst crafters of this exceptionally cheap and versatile way to enamel is definitely boosting sales for retailers. Naturally a perfect product for jewellery makers it is also, due to it’s low melting temperature, ideal for card makers and general crafters as it can be used on chipboard, mdf and wooden items too.
Stock up now to make the most of the current trend!
For more information check out the Efcolor Catalogue.
You can also tune into Hochanda TV at 8pm Sunday 24th and 9am, 12 noon, 4pm and 7pm Monday 25th January (GMT) to see the wonderful creative possibilities of Efcolor enamelling!
Our offices will be closed for the festive season on 23rd December and will re-open on 4th January.
We’d like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very crafty Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The 80 x 80 mm aluminium collage blanks in the Efcolor range are proving very popular with crafters at the moment as they are the perfect size to create little post-it note books…
Efcolor is Efco’s own cool enamelling system with allows crafters to combine other techniques and products such as decoupage, rub ons, alcohol pens, crystals and rubber stamping. With 4 blanks in each pack crafters are able to create 2 books from one pack!
Check out the full range of blanks for enamelling in the Efcolor catalogue.
Darwi Amerina Pens are designed for decorating ceramic and glass. They are an acrylic water-based paint which comes in 18 inter-mixable colours and 1 medium. Once dry they are glossy and very resistant to light. They quickly become touch dry but when left for 48 hours they are dishwasher resistant. As with all ceramic and glass paints are are for decorative purposes only and shouldn’t be used on surfaces that will come into contact with food. So, with Halloween just around the corner,a quick and easy idea is to decorate night light holders for a spooky themed party…
To find out more check out page 151.42 of the Efco Technical Hobbies Catalogue.
Efco’s Texture Mats are not just for creating patterns in polymer clay, they also make great designs for the latest craze of adult colouring…
Once stamped onto card using a permanent ink pad such as Versafine or StazOn they can be coloured in with watercolour pencils, pens or paints. Perfect for rainy summer holidays!
Check out the latest News Catalogue for details of the twelve Texture Mats available and the range of colours in Versafine and StazOn Ink pads.