Here in Israel, and I am sure in any country where summer is here (or on it’s way), parents across the board are wondering what to do with their children once they finish school. I have been working on a number of craft projects for children, using Paverpol Transparent Liquid. It is environmentally and child friendly and it has been a lot of fun for me to work out fun and simple projects with a medium usually reserved for adults.
Paverpol is a textile hardener that works with any natural, porus material. I have used 100% cotton fabric, but you can use a serviette/napkin, scrapbooking paper or a picture your child has drawn.
I wanted to make mosaic tiles that children could use, without the danger of cutting ceramic or glass.
Materials you will need:
- Paverpol Transparent Liquid
- A cereal box or cardboard
- Craft foam
- Material, serviette/napkin or paper of your choice
1. Stick two pieces of cardboard/cereal box together with an even
coat of Paverpol. Use your fingers to ease out any air bubbles.
2. Stick a layer of white or light colored foam on top with an even
coat of Paverpol. I have added the foam layer to give the tiles
height, while making them easy to cut through.
3. Next coat the BACK of your material/paper/serviette/napkin with
Paverpol and put it on top of your foam.
4. Paint the front of your material and leave to dry. Paverpol dries
clear and dry to the touch within an hour but needs a few hours to
harden. It is best to leave it overnight as it makes the tiles
easier to cut.
This coat/jewellery hanger was made with a piece of wood I painted lilac. I stuck the tiles on with Pavepol Transparent and added lines of seed beads between the tiles. Paverpol dries CLEAR, making the beads look as though they are suspended in resin. If you apply Paverpol in layers with an ordinary paintbrush it gives a wonderful glaze and evens out surface imperfections.
You can make matching room accessories with Paverpol and a wooden mezuzah form, wooden box and wooden oval form, using Paverpol transparent to adhere your material.
Have fun. I wish you all a wonderful summer.
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- By Tracey Lipman