When I was working on making weighted pencils, I bought some Coban (or generic Coban) to try out on the metal coupling nuts. I didn’t try it because the craft foam worked so well. I was reminded that I had the Coban, and so I tried it out on the weighted pencil and it works great. It is very comfortable and has a good texture to hold onto. Just another thing to have in your available tools to use.
On a completely different topic, I found some clear chalkboard coating at the craft store and think that it could have a great purpose. You can use it to paint over your own artwork or other paint to make the surface a chalkboard. I tried it on some laminated pencil adventures, and it worked well, but since it was on the slick laminated surface, it was easily scratched off. I am thinking about trying it on some items that are printed on cardstock and not laminated.
What do you think I should try it on?