Worbla’s Kobracast Art is a bit of an unknown compared to most of our other products, and we’re looking to change that! If you think you might be interested in helping us do so, please read on! What is it? Worbla’s Kobracast Art is a thermoplastic, like the rest of the Worbla line, that is…
Sometimes you make a piece or project and it turns out that you need it to be sturdier than you planned. Or maybe you specifically need foam to be on the outside of a build, for your LARP rules, or for detailing purposes. Or maybe you’re just trying to use as little Worbla on a…
If you’ve always wanted a chance to work with Worbla, this is a perfect opportunity for you! From now until September 5th 2020, we are running a giveaway for a free sample sheet – 9×14″ – of Worbla’s Black Art to folks in the USA and Canada who enter! Who can enter? Anyone in the…
Downen Creative Studios has discovered that Worbla products can be cut using a Cricut – the trick is multiple cuts!
They put together this fantastic video explaining the process and settings, and also a handy infographic for you to reference!
If you’ve recently purchased or been given Worbla and are looking for a project to start with, we’ve curated a list of our simpler tutorials and projects you can use as a launching point for your adventures with the Worbla’s Art product line! First, we suggest you make yourself familiar with the folding and sandwich…
Shappi Workshop used Worbla in her Winged Mercy build from Overwatch, and filmed the process.
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We asked Neocoolstar Cosplay to create a tutorial for us using Worbla’s Black Art, and she created this writeup on how she created her Shoulder Pauldron for Sarah Kerrigan from Star Craft 2.
Naruvien Art & Design used Pearly Art to create this bracelet and shared a video of the process with us!
Panterona Cosplay shared a tutorial on how she used Worblas Pearly Art for this beautiful filigree bracer. You could apply this technique to any armor piece.
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Worbla’s sheet form plastics (Currently Finest Art, TranspArt, Black Art, Mesh Art, FlameRed Art) do not have hard ‘instructions’ the way Worbla’s pellet plastics do, but this page will hopefully give you an understanding of the basic process of how to work with Worbla’s sheet plastics to achieve a variety of effects and results. Working…
Hi I’m Rao shared this video of Crystal Art being shaped and tinted to create a gemstone for a dragon pendant.
Shappi Workshop did a video review of Deco Art and showed some of the different ways it can be used and colored.
Working with Worbla’s Crystal Art You will need: Crystal Art parchment paper or a silicone cooking mat a container to heat your Crystal Art in water heat resistant gloves (with nitrile or latex gloves overtop) a heat source molds (optional) sculpting tools (optional) You can heat your Crystal Art in a number of ways:…
Now available in North America, Worbla’s Deco Art is the Worbla branded option for moldable plastic pellets. Heat these pellets to 65°C (150°F) with a heat gun, oven, or hot water to create a plastic putty with a low thermal transfer that you can shape by hand, push into molds, and sculpt with tools! It’s…
Worbla’s Crystal Art is the newest product to the Worbla lineup, offering a moldable, sculptable translucent plastic that can be used for gems, water effects, light diffusing and so much more! What is it for: Crystal Art offers an alternative for those who can’t resin cast due to time, space, or health. It also allows…
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If you’re familiar with Worbla’s products, you know that Black Art is the most suggested for fine detail work, as the texture in Black Art allows you to make fine pieces easier. That isn’t to say you can’t accomplish the same with Worbla’s Finest, however, as Enrico Sequi (Instagram) has absolutely blown us away with his incredibly fine filigree work with the original Worbla.
Want a way of seeing Worbla used live in real time? Cosplaysupplies and Worbla.com partnered with Amanda of Elemental Photography and Design to livestream on Twitch every week, using Worbla products and answering questions. What is Twitch.tv? Twitch is a website that hosts live video broadcast from all sorts of content creators – it’s primarily…
If you’re looking for press materials, you can find our fact sheets, printable instructions, images you can use in your own branding as well as a brand guide with assets available as a press kit for Download here.
One of the best introduction videos I have seen, this one deserved its own page! Eric Heart is a prop builder and the Props Master at Triad Stage in North Carolina, and has a book on Prop Making that includes a section on thermoplastics (that you can see here).
This video includes information on working with Worbla’s Finest Art, moulding over a form, basic shapes, heating and shaping options, as well as attaching multiple pieces. It shows the process of creating a bull’s head over a positive mould.
Looking for information on laser cutting for your next project? Here’s the resources we’ve collected so far about laser cutting tips, tricks, process and answers for you. Laser Cutting FAQ and Gallery Creating a Digital Template Introduction to Laser Cutting Worbla Part One Introduction to Laser Cutting Worbla Part Two Cutting Worbla with the Epilog…
Axceleration shared this video with us on how they built their Honey Lemon armor with Worbla and foam.
CaptainMorganTeague created this tutorial for round three of our TranspArt Competition, showing how she made the Forest Spiritual Stone from Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time.
This was written for an Adafruit Pro Trinket using the Adafruit Arduino IDE in C++, so just to be safe I can’t guarantee it will work for you. #include <Adafruit_NeoPixel.h> const int buttonPin = 18; // the number of the pushbutton pin const int ledPin = 13; // the number of the LED pin const…
LastMinuteKitchen created this video showing how you can bake TranspArt scarps in silicone moulds for a replacement for resin, great when you don’t have time to wait for things to cure or are working indoors.
Tiny-Fox used Worbla’s Finest Art and Foam to create the small dragons for her Twili Midna headpiece and shared the process with us.
Prismatic Pantaloons used Worbla’s finest art to make this fantastic cat-themed fascinator.
Worbla’s Transpart makes an excellent top layer to create a perfectly smooth and highly glossy finish for your armor and props.
Jessica from The Nifty Nerd shared this fantastic writup and video of the very basics of using Worbla’s Finest Art. If you don’t know how to get started, this is a great breakdown of what you need and how to begin!
Here’s a full list of ALL the tutorials we currently have on Worbla.com! Looking for something specific? Use the find shortcut: CTRL + F on Windows, CMD + F on Mac OS Remember: Just because it doesn’t show your specific character, you can use the same techniques from a Legend of Zelda bracer for a…
A comparison between EVA foam and Worbla for various projects by the lovely Coregeek Cosplay and Creations.
A dedicated gallery highlighting examples of TranspArt in various ways.
This Is Worbla is a video series by Elemental (aka Amanda aka the Worbla.com’s content manager) covering a wide range of topics on Worbla’s Finest Art and Worbla’s TranspArt. Part 0: Introduction Episode 01: Worbla’s TranspArt vs Finest Art Episode 02: TranspArt and Glue Episode 03: Making a filigree Bracelet or Bracer
Here are a few videos discussing the differences between Worbla’s Finest and Worbla’s TransPart, as well as tips for working with TranspArt. Transparent Worbla / Transpa-Art – Review by Kamui Lightning Cosplay shared this video showing some basic TranspArt work, including some amazing icicles. Worbla’s TranspArt introduction by The Thermoguys (Cast4Art)
Sushuwaffelz shared this pictorial of how she used a sillicone cake decoration mould to make realistic leaves for her upcoming AION crown.
Lanthea’s work is always inspiring, and she shared this video showing how she made the raised, ridged fin details for her Ariel bracers.
Kristi Kai Cosplay shared this video showing how to mould Worbla over pre-existing shapes.
ChrisX created an amazing Demon Hunter from Diablo and documented the whole process. Here is the process of building her leg armor.
Need to modify a pair of shoes? Erza Cosplay shared how she used Worbla to make Dragon Claws to add to her boots.
Erza Cosplay shared how she makes Dragon heads without armature or base in this video series.
Craft Dad created a series of videos showing how he build a sword from EVA foam and Worbla.
A video showing the process of creating details and layers with foam prior to applying Worbla.
A simple method for attaching smaller pieces of Worbla to fabric, such as buttons, broaches, or badges.
Recorded panels about Worbla, from conventions around the world. Working with Worbla, presented at Geek Girl Con 2014 by Apocalyptic Ash Cosplay , Abi Sue Cosplay , Kit Cosplay , and Tina at Firewing Creations Video and Video Editing by: Jerikandra Cosplay
If you’re having trouble creating curves for your armor, this tutorial by Shiaya Cosplay may help with that process!