Calico Craft Parts products are proudly manufactured in our own UK workshop! We do not use fancy packaging or branding, you just pay for the product.
MDF wood embellishments need little or no further enhancement but can be gilded, inked, stained, crackled, painted, stamped, collaged and more. They have a natural vintage look which many customers enjoy unadorned!
Birch plywood has a naturally light coloured birch wood top layer which is suitable for staining, painting, waxing or burning with a pyrography tool. All birch plywood plaques come ready sanded for your convenience. Depending on availability, we may from time to time need to substitute with light birch plywood or poplar plywood - this does not significantly affect the appearance of the product and has no effect on its end use.
PLEASE NOTE: Laser cutting may leave some sooty residue on the product although we take steps to minimise this as much as possible - this is not a defect and will not affect the end use of the product - wipe away with a brush or damp cloth if needed. As our products are freshly cut to order, you may also notice a slight burnt aroma (caused by the heat of the laser cutting process) which will fade and not be noticeable once your order has been unpacked and the pieces have aired.
WE RECOMMEND: Use a good quality wood or PVA glue when using our products for best results - apply a thin coating across the back of the piece, allow to dry for a few minutes, then stick down pressing firmly and evenly. We highly recommend DecoArt paints, mediums, glues and finishes for tried and tested results with our products.