We know that all crafts belong to one of the four main types of crafts namely - FASHION, TEXTILE, PAPER or DECORATIVE CRAFTS.
In this section we have listed some basic but more advanced craft tools and materials that we often use for PAPER and DECORATIVE CRAFTS.
We hope to add a section on FASHION and TEXTILE crafts in the near future.
With so MANY different types of paper and decorative crafts, experimenting is essential but you quickly establish your favorite types of crafts and your specialist tools and tool box obviously adapt and become a little bigger and better! (Until it takes up most of the outbuildings of your home!)
Some people love framing while others might like murals, paper mache, paper marbling, mosaics, glass staining, decorative pewter crafts, origami, paper tole, floral crafts, decorative painting, decoupage, embossing, wood craft, candle or card making - all are different types of paper and decorative crafts yet the techniques that we learn in each are unique but can inspire creativity in your own field of interest.
AHA moments come from looking at other types of crafts... the lights go on in the head and... YES I can incorporate that or those advanced craft tools into what I love to create to make my crafts more unique.
That is what I find exciting about crafting, never a dull moment, always new ideas... looking at a flower... how can I create that... shall I make a flower, emboss one or pewter one... mount it on an old piece of wood or between layers of perspex in a tray or on a painted canvas with an embossed frame. You can basically create the same object a hundred times over with different advanced craft tools and find a hundred different ways to display it (bit boring in the long run!).
We know craft materials start with a SUPPORT, it can be (ex: paper, canvas, a mirror, old door, a window, table, a wall) anything with a solid surface that will allow you to get creative on it. Followed by texture mediums, paints, solvents, special additions, finishes and sealers.
We know craft tools are used to apply texture mediums & paints to the support and when we get to advanced craft tools it can include anything from fingers to a drill to the most expensive sponges and paint brushes.
Enough babbling... advanced craft tools list!
Advanced Craft Tools & Materials
A list of other items that we often use besides for those in the Kids/Beginners Craft Toolbox:
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Stencils with motives are handy items and available in any shape, size and pattern to decorate cards, walls, personal belongings and craft work with. Although fairly cheap and available from most art & craft stores, they are simple to make out of cardboard or old X-rays. All you need is a pattern (freely available on the internet), card board or old X-ray, cutting mat or old magazine, a craft knife (Rotary cutters work well) and a Photo copier if you wish to increase or decrease the size of the stencil pattern.
Craft Tips: Before you start
To see how we use some of the above craft tools and materials, to aquire more skills, learn new techniques or simply to find inspiration view our craft collection: EASY CRAFTS! All with complete instructions!
View the UNUSUAL CRAFT TOOL LIST! for more interesting ways to create texture on craft work.
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