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 […]

spore print

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, […]

chain mail

How to make chain mail armour

The best medieval costume is an authentic one, so why not make proper metal chain mail (or maile). From the Roman period to the 1500s, mail was the basis of a knight’s armor. The richest combined the mail with plate armour, but in general leather and mail were the most usual forms seen on the […]