Thursday 14 September 2017

Tribal Powertex

It's hard to believe that this Tribal Powertex Figure started out as a flat backed plaster of paris face isn't it?

Well it did, modelling a body form from scratch to get the statue you are after is quite satisfying when it all comes together.

In my workshops I will be teaching how to do this and get good results that you will be proud of.

Here is a peek of how it comes together starting with this.

Then creating a torso.

And building around it.

And then to add some colour to bring it alive.

I have to admit to loving this one.

I love the texture and the colours, it all came together beautifully.

Saturday 9 September 2017

Powertex Angel

I thought I'd try my hand at the ivory Powertex Fabric Hardner, try as I might I always seam to come back to the dark colours but admire other work in the ivory.
This time I was determined to stick to ivory and before I new it I added a touch of bronze Powertex in the bowl. So a two toned Powertex sculpture was the result.
Tipping the edge of the wings in gold mica, yes you spotted it, my Nans lacey doiley chopped into quarters made the perfect wings.

I love all of the folds of material you can create.
Adding texture here and there to add interest.

Swapping between gold and bronze mica powder to give a shimmer over the folds helps to accentuate them.

It makes quite a statement sculpture doesn't it?
The material tend to fall into it's own pleats and folds once you get the Powertex worked into it. I'ts just a case of placement and teasing after that.

After 3 weeks it will be totally weatherproof and can be put into a garden or outdoors.

This above image shows the fold amazingly well.

I have an idea in my head which is a little different for my next project so watch this space ha ha!

Wednesday 6 September 2017

Getting Ready Powertex

Getting ready for the start of my workshops with Powertex, my head is buzzing with ideas.

Love that so many of you are interested in sharing my journey with me and have signed up to the workshops.

The thought of bringing out the creative side in people in my classes really excite me, I love teaching and get a big buzz from it.

My area for workshops is in the SR7 postcode but if you are unsure, please ask.

This video shows some of the wonderful things we will be exploring in the workshops.



Sunday 3 September 2017

Starting Workshops with Powertex

If you didn't already know I will be doing workshops in my area teaching Powertex, I simply fell in love with the product, Powertex is such a creative medium. I find myself looking to see what I can use it on next, if it stands still long enough I will give it a try.
I will start my workshops off in October and it will start with a introduction to Powertex and a starter class.
In the beginners workshop we will make a beautiful Bottle Wrap and a Plaque, here are a few examples.
These will be perfect for the gift giving season, even better that they can be removed so can be swapped to another bottle once the contents have been drank.
I took this a step further and made a matching glass.
I knew as a Powertex Tutor I would need a way of drying the projects quickly so that they can be finished within the workshop time, I have seen many a cardboard box with a hole in the top and a hairdryer stuck in the hole and turned on to dry projects but being a fireman's wife I really wasn't keen on this idea. 
I wracked my brains and thought that this should work.
I popped in my projects to test it out,
And hoorah, it worked.
Really looking forward to teaching again.