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…
Worbla was at USITT a few months ago and spoke with RIT about their Polyester DyeMore line and their new Proline series. We’d discussed how these dyes might work on Worbla products – and Rit set us up with dye to test ourselves. This ended up being a pretty in-depth test over a few weeks,…
Pretzl Cosplay shared this video explaining how she uses extra scraps of Worbla and a sanding tool to hide her seams created during joining pieces, especially when they are built using the sandwich method.
Shappi Workshop did a video review of Deco Art and showed some of the different ways it can be used and colored.
Cat’s Cosplay Kingdom has created some really impressive work, but I’ll admit I was so excited to see they came up with a way to securely attach a zipper to Worbla, for their conical underskirt!
xx2shy created a video explaining why she’s using the folding method (and how) on her Sylvanas armor, made with Worbla’s Mesh Art in this video!
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.
Have you been told by someone that ‘you should try Worbla’ when you asked for advice on a project? Or have you seen something awesome that was made from Worbla and you want to see what the fuss is about? Did your school, wardrobe manager or designer tell you to ‘look into Worbla’ and you have no idea where to even start? Do you want to make durable props and costumes that take less time to construct, with less noxious chemicals?
This was designed for you.
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!
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
Nimbus Cosplay shared this method of using both the folding and sandwich method together for a smooth application without air bubbles and less Worbla used.
The Sandwich Method is one of the most common ways of working with Worbla to add strength and thickness. This writeup explains the basic process of how the Sandwich Method is used.
The awesome Black & Nobo Cosplay shared with us this handy tutorial on how to ad straps to your armor for a snug, secure fit.
Air bubbles form when Worbla is layered, on its own or with EVA foam, and air is trapped between layers. Tiff shares a method here for removing them before painting.
How (and why) to use the folding method instead of the sandwich method when building with Worbla and EVA foam.
If you need to figure out how much Worbla to buy, this is a simple process to help you decide so you don’t run out – or overbuy!
Every bit of Worbla can be used, so make sure to never throw your scraps out! Here are a few ways to repurpose your Worbla scraps.
A breakdown of the differences between Worbla’s Finest Art, Foam, and Wonderflex
Want to protect your workspace? These tips will help you create a space to work with heat tools easily and safely.