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 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.
Dutch greyboard (sometimes referred to as chipboard or boxboard) products are cut from sturdy 2250 micron greyboard (2.25mm thick). Unlined, plain greyboard is ideal for mixed media applications and will take all sorts of treatment including triple embossing and most types of paint.
Note: Laser cutting may leave some sooty residue on the product - this is not a defect and will not affect the end use of the product - wipe away with a damp cloth and allow the piece to dry before using.
Use a good quality wood 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.