Bespoke Handcast Decor for the Home and Garden
Villa Creations is an award winning business based in Essex and a member of the Professional Crafters Guild. I am currently a stockist at The Suffolk Craft Shop, Kersey Mill, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 6DP which is part of the English Heritage.
Firstly, I am a disabled artist and have limited use of both of my arms. I work from my garden studio which is all set up at working height for me and everything is easily accessable. I find this work good for physiotherapy but also a great way to relax which is good for the mental well being.
All my indoor ornaments are hand cast from stonecast plaster. This is stronger and heavier than traditional plaster of paris and has the weight and feel of stone. They are handpainted with indoor acrylic paint. The 'Old Time' Range is handpainted with a special super matt non reflective paint with a carbon appearance and as a result cast a wonderful shadow. Also, all indoor ornaments have felt bases to protect your furniture.
Furthermore, all outdoor ornaments/statues are cast using white cement. This is more expensive but I love using it and it gives finer detailing similar to the plaster. All stone is porous so lime is added so it becomes frostproof. However as with all outdoor ornaments I advise to take them in during very cold weather.
Finally, outdoor casts are finished with outdoor acrylic paint. Outdoor paint is thinner than indoor paint and sinks into the stone rather than lie on top making it less likely to chip and flake. It is also more fade resistant in the outdoor environment making the colours remain more vibrant for longer. Some are finished with outdoor waterbased varnish for added protection.
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