Friday, 25 March 2016

Powertex for Paperartsy...




Hi all...and Happy Easter!!
I'm absolutely loving Powertex, so when  found a challenge with 'fabric sculpting medium' as a theme, I was off and running for my apron and gloves!! :)
As it's Easter and the sun is shining (for a while!) I thought I'd go for the delicate, spring look.


I used Transparent Powertex and added some Light Blue Powercolour (pigment) to change it to a lovely pale blue. 


The mannequin was coated in Ivory Powertex, as was the wooden ornamental stand.
When dry I gave the mannequin a coat of the pale blue from the bust down.



A piece of lace was dipped into the Powertex/pigment mix, and draped over her shoulders and bust.


I then added more Transparent Powertex to drop the colour tone slightly, and then coated the netting.
Added another layer of lace trim, and coated ribbon for a decorative centre drape.
When dry, I added a wooden butterfly, which had been coated in Powertex and dry brushed with Gold Colourtrix.


The hat was made from a polystyrene ball, a few layers of die cut card circles...some Paperdecoration..and the same lace ruffle that went around the mannaquin's waist.



I've then finished off the stand and her hat by dry brushing Light Blue Powercolour and Gold Pearlecsent Pigment...and added some lovely paper roses and little doves.
Lastly, I added a hand made bead pin to the top of the mannequin, and having made a hole in the underside of the hat - rested the hat on the top.



Thanks for taking a peek...and hope you like her x



I'm entering this into the Paperartsy challenge:
My inspiration came from Nicole, who had created a beautiful statue with a head wrap.



7 comments:

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is just absolutely glorious! I've been making a fairy today, sat in the garden so I dont make a mess!

Lucy x

Julie Ann Lee said...

Such a pretty and spring-like creation, Lydia! It looks wonderful: I love that blue. xx

Lydia Tarry said...

Thank you Julie x

Lydia Tarry said...

Thanks Lucy x
Such a great idea to 'play' outside!! :)

Bryan Evans said...

Love the colour, inspiring creation

Lydia Tarry said...

Thank you Bryan :)

Sarah B said...

so pretty, love the delicate look you've achieved x

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