You probably use Blu-Tack to display posters and maybe your Christmas cards, but did you know that this popular and versatile adhesive is also a favourite medium for artists?
Research shows the popularity of the famous blue putty with many amateur and professional adult sculptors and model-makers as well as thousands of artistic youngsters.
Professional artist Liz Thompson from Wimbledon created Blu-ey the giant house spider back in 2007. The 200-kilogram sculpture was created using 4000 packs of Blu-Tack and was supported by a wire frame.
Other artists have created intriguing Blu-Tack characters for stop-motion animated films, while model-makers use the putty as a masking medium for camouflage schemes.
As well as its artistic functions, Blu-Tack can be used to reduce sound and vibrations- one professor of ear surgery from Leicester recommended children use it as earplugs following their ear operations.
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of uses for Blu-Tack. To discover more visit the Blu-Tack website.