Paint fake marble

faux painting techniques for free Lets start with marbling. This is a really effective and surprisingly easy technique to get the hang of. You will surprise yourself with how quickly you can achieve some spectacular results.. 4 small tins of paint (emulsion tester pots, oils, acrylics and even watercolours are all good). Get one light colour […]

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How to create a snowman christmas card

Here is a simple Snowman and below are step by step instructions on how to create one for yourself. This snowman card can be done either using a computer paint programme or paper cut outs. Starting with a blob. Very roughly round. The shape doesn’t really matter. It is the colouring that makes this snowman […]

How to make a Native American Breastplate

How to make a Native American Breastplate If you are going to a fancy dress party with a ‘cowboys and indians theme’ then you will be able to find native american head-dresses in party stores. However, you never see the lovely breasplates (this design is based on those originally worn by Soux warriors). So, here […]

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Free Paper Science Fiction Models

Free Paper Science Fiction Models to download and build yourself. There are so many great sci-fi models to download for free that they deserve a page of their own. Star Wars Star Trek Dr Who Batman Star Wars Paper Models A beautifully detailed x-wing fighter to download and make. Star Wars ATAT snow walker Millenium Falcon Papercraft […]

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Free Paper Models to download and build yourself.

Loads of great models are available for free to print off and make. Here is my long list of the very best I can find. These cool paper models are all added here because the end result looks good. Some models are harder than others to build. I have grouped them by type of model. […]

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Make a paper mache helmet

Whether it is a Roman helmet, Viking Helmet, Medieval Helmet or Science Fiction Helmet you want to make, paper mache (papier mache) is an excellent modelling material for armour. The main advantages of paper mache for armour is that the resulting helmet is easy to make using readily available materials, is safe for kids and […]

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How to create Paper Models

Paper Modelling is a great hobby that costs practically nothing. It is suitable for all ages except children too small to use scissors. This is a beginners guide to making paper models. My first paper model – Baron Von Richthofen’s Fokker triplane Paper Models are cheap (the triplane above was free) and readily available. There […]

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How to create Matchstick Models

Matchstick Models are great for kids and adults of all ages. My first experience of matchsticks was as supports for various parts of paper models. From here it was a simple step to move completely to wood (matchsticks) as my main construction material. Why Matchstick Models? Matchstick Models are cheap, wasy to make and readily […]

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How to reinforce paper mache

Paper mache (papier mache) is basically paper and a starch based glue. Although it is an excellent modelling material (easy, safe, cheap) it can be a little weak, so here is how to make papier mache stronger. Choose a stronger glue The cheap options of flour or wallpaper paste are fine in many situations, but […]

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Spore Print Art

With a little bit of help from mother nature, anybody can produce totally original and unique art like this. What is a spore print? Spores are the seeds of a mushroom or toadstool. they are very tiny and ever so slightly sticky. Each mushroom produces millions of spores. Normally when they fall from a mushroom, […]