3D printing for the arts and crafts industry: here’s what you can do!

3D printing for the arts and crafts industry: here’s what you can do!

3D printing has been wowing the world with its incredible versatility. There is virtually no limit to the kind of tools, gadgets and accessories you can print. It is also an incredible way to keep costs down while being able to get custom accessories that you won’t find anywhere else. Keep reading to learn more about some of the things you can 3D print if you’re into arts and crafts.

Brush holders

If you use brushes to paint for your arts and crafts projects, a brush holder can be very useful. At times, brushes can get a bit messy and roll around your workstation, spreading paint everywhere! A proper holder can prevent clutter, and you can 3D print various designs that will suit your space and workflow.


Brush holders

Colour palette

Painters will absolutely love this! With 3D printing technology, it is possible to print a proper colour palette, the size and shape you envision. This is an amazing solution for painters who are looking for more flexibility.

Colour palette

Stencils

Using stencils to draw or spray paint on your pieces is a lot of fun. 3D printing makes it even more awesome since you’re going to be able to print a wide variety of stencil shapes and models to bring your vision to life. If you can imagine, you probably can 3D print it too! There are thousands of stencil designs available, but if you’re looking for something specific, you can also get a custom stencil done to match your needs.

Stencils

Coloured beads

If you love to create custom jewellery, it is possible to print a wide variety of pieces you can work with. From rings to beads and other small designs, anything goes. 3D printing is an amazing addition to any arts and crafts jewellers tool kit, given the many possibilities it brings to the table. Some people might not really think too much about using plastic for their jewellery projects. Still, it is more common than you might think, and 3D-printed items can look incredibly cool.

Coloured beads


Stamps

It’s easy to 3D print all sorts of stamp designs, which you can pair with your inks of choice to create some amazing patterns. Not only is this an amazing way to get some custom logos or motifs ready to go, but it can come in handy if you want to create stunning custom letterhead.

Stamps

Sanding accessories

At times, sanding can be an amazing finishing touch to many arts and crafts projects. With 3D printing, you can come up with a wide variety of sanding aids, including custom-sized blocks. Some project pieces aren’t flat or even, so you can actually 3D print a curved sanding block, which will match the shape of your project.


Sanding accessories

In conclusion, these are only some of the many things you can accomplish with 3D printing. If you’re into arts and crafts, you’re in for a real treat!


3D printing for the arts and crafts industry: here’s what you can do! written by Brita Penfold if you'd like to contact her you can do so here.