Sunday, 19 September 2021

A case in question


I'm sharing something a bit different today and done just for fun and a little experimentation. In the summer my mother-in-law and I visited The Craft House, home of DaliART, and had a lovely time being looked after by Dali and Paul while we browsed the shelves. We were treated to a preview of the amazing journals which aired on Create and Craft this week.

Dali recommended some Stamperia moulds and Pentart light modelling paste and I'm always up for something I haven't tried before. The big selling point for the paste is how light and flexible it is when it dries so I wanted to test it out.

It's important to make sure that the paste is pressed right down into the mould and that there is a thick layer over the back. As it dries it gets thinner and the sections will break apart if it's not thick enough. I left mine for two days to really make sure it was dry before peeling it away. The detail achieved is very impressive.

To test its strength and flexibility I decided to revamp an old phone case. I gessoed it first before gluing the moulded pieces on and then gessoed over them again. It was easy to cut holes with a sharp craft knife.

I painted it with Viva Decor Maya Gold paint in lilac and magenta, which is flexible and quite plasticky when it dries. The depth of relief and detail in the moulds meant that it didn't really need much more embellishment other than a little highlighting with gilding wax.


One pot of modelling paste is enough for about four sheets so I still have some left to play with. The result is strong and flexible and I'm unlikely to lose it in my handbag! 


Thank you for stopping by. Have a lovely day xx


  1. Oh Yes! I am loving this for sure. I've not used that paste before but it looks as though it does the job nicely.
    Have a great crafty week, Angela xxx

  2. Wow, the result is stunning. ON my wish list along with some cyanotype stuff :-D

  3. I have 2 of the moulds from Stamperia and I am yet to use them on an actual project! I used the medium they recommend and it feels a little too "plasticky" for me. The phone case revamp is a great idea, Claire and I will have a rethink. Hope you have a great week!


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