Monday, 28 March 2016

Powertex Poppies...

Hello...and Happy Easter to you all...
and WoW...what an Easter weekend it has been, here in the UK!
Good Friday was an absolutely gorgeous day...totally Springlike, with beautiful sunshine and singing birds...Saturday and Sunday daytime wasn't so great
Storm Katie invited herself over!!!
Sunday night into Monday was horrendous!! She left a trail of destruction around the South, but on the scheme of things, with just minor damage to the front gate, we got away with it!
I hope you're all safe xx
------- I thought I'd share with you a canvas I made using Powertex products.

I've brushed Ivory Powertex over the surface of the canvas.
Added  Easy Structure through a script stencil to give it some background texture.
Adhered the cotton cleaning mop threads and fabric strands using Powertex.
Brushed on some extra Ivory Powertex in places and sprayed Green Bister, which reacts with the Powertex to form wonderful crackles. 

Made some fabric poppies...dried them and coloured using Powertex Powercolour Pigments, mixed with Easy Varnish...
Added medium 3D balls to the centres, using Powertex to 'glue' them...
when dry - dry brushed Black Powercolour pigment and then a dab of Gold to finish. 

I'm just loving the Powertex products...there is soooo much you can do with them...
the only problem is finding enough hours to play! :) 

I have entered this into:

That's Crafty - Red and Green Challenge
Love to Create - Mixed Media Anything Goes

Have a great week

Happy Crafting
Lydia x

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.


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