A crafter can never have too much storage and what is nicer than decorating your own? I’m making quite a few bits at the moment in an effort to make my tiny weeny art space more colourful and more organised. My latest piece is done with Powertex.
I made the kit up and then coated all over with Ivory Powertex. I then added a texture paste, made up from Powetex and 3D flex. I roughly spread it over the two ends and in patches on the top of the storage caddy.
On the longer sides I used Easy Structure to push through two of the artist quote stencils. I then sprayed with blue bister and left to dry.
I also stencilled one side of the carry handle and on the other I roughly spread some of the 3D flex texture paste and pressed a plaster piece into it.
Once dry I washed back removing the surface bister and leaving a nicely stained base. The bister had encouraged some great crackles on the ends and some nice fine ones on the top.
Next I used Acrylic inks from The Secret Art Loft to build up layers of colour and to bring out the crackles.
I used Aqua, Viola, Palm and Deep Sea which I applied randomly with a brush, wiping back with a wet wipe. This enabled me to build a colourful piece with a nice splodgy arty vibe.
Over the handle I added the colours and let them drip down, this gave a nice deep colour in the corners where the handle met the top of the tray.
Finally I mixed up some Bronze Colortricx with some Easy varnish and dry brushed the art quotes.
I also used some Secret Art Loft Blueberry Pie acrylic paint and dry brushed over the rough textures to add further depth.