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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.

Robo Crafter!

I’m not sure I can get my head round this ….
Always thought the definition of craft was something that was made by hand, by a person.

This is the robo- photo pearls crafter that efco presented at the recent Nurenberg Toy Fair.

May not be craft as we know it, but certainly impressive, though maybe a spray of WD40 is required!


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.)

Happy Sparkling New Year!

Wishing everyone a very Happy Sparkling New Year!

Cernit Sparkling powders are extremely fine mica pigments available in 10 different shades of metallic/interference colours. Either apply them to raw clay with a finger or brush to give a metallic or pearlescent finish.

They can be used on acrylic paint too. To do this the paint must still be moist so that the Cernit Sparkling adheres to it. Moisten a sponge with water and briefly express it in a cloth. Pick up some pigment on the damp sponge and gently stroke the paint surface to create exciting textures.

You can view the range of Cernit Sparkling Powders in the new Trends 2018 Catalogue.

Wishing you a Happy Christmas!

Our offices will be closed for the festive season on 23rd December and will re-open on 3rd January.

We hope you have a Merry Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year!


Magnets from Wooden Discs


Most people pass the fridge several times a day so it makes sense to use it as a noticeboard to share notes, schedules, shopping lists and dates.

These cute owl decorated wooden discs with Efco’s extra strong magnets are perfect for making sure all your lists stay put.

Materials & Tools needed:

2406502 – Wooden Discs ø 3-5cm
1662012 – Owl Family Tree 3 ply Napkin
1056011 – Extra Strong Magnets ø10mm
1802532 – Comfortline Hobby Scissors
9315210 – Decoupage Medium
1880406 – Synthetic Hair Flat Brush, Gr 6
9311433 – Mixing Palette, 24 x 19cm
1945820 – UHU – Max Repair Extreme Glue
1802830 – A4 Cutting Mat


First cut out the desired owl from the napkin. Remove the back two layers of the napkin so that only the printed upper layer remains.


Brush the wooden disc with a good layer of decoupage medium and lay the owl motif over the top. Pat it down before carefully brushing more decoupage medium over the top.


When dry, fix a magnet to the back of the wooden disc with the adhesive. Leave to dry and you are done!