Discover, Create and Share
Designed by Suzanne Tarburton
When I first opened the Secret Art Box February, I was amazed to discover all the fantastic goodies inside and I couldn’t wait to start creating. As I was deciding what to make I came across some chipboard words ‘Discover, Create, and Share’. They seemed to fit the bill perfectly, so I used them on my canvas, and now I would like to share my creation, and how I made it, with you.
- Secret Art Box February 2020 (Also available from uOpen)
- Easy structure
- Powertex Universal Medium – Bronze and White (from box)
- Bister spray – blue and brown
- Acrylic ink spray – Aqua and Violet
- 3D Sand and Balls –small
- Copper Penny and Silver Sixpence ( from box) acrylic paint
- Colortricx clear gold pigment powder
- Easy Varnish
- Chipboard words, cogs and background scraps
- Cogs and distressed diamonds stencils
Take the large heart from the Feb Box, use Easy Structure through stencils, and do the same with two smaller hearts.
Once dry paint the large heart with Bronze Powertex and the two smaller with White Powertex from the box.
On a 10in, x 8in canvas panel spread structure paste through stencils and spread white Powertex thickly using a spatula in some of the blank areas.
Before the Powertex dries, spray the canvas with Blue Bister and Aqua mixed media ink, to encourage cracks to form.
Top Tip: Use an old packaging box as a spray booth to avoid everything on your table from getting covered in ink.
Paint the cogs from the MDF sheet with Bronze Powertex, then sprinkle with sand and 3d balls and another coat of bronze Powertex to give texture.
Highlight with Copper Penny acrylic paint, Aqua media ink, applied with a brush and Colortricx clear gold pigment mixed with Easy Varnish.
Start to layer the hearts, MDF cogs and chipboard pieces using the off cut MDF from the box underneath to support the layers.
Paint the chipboard words with White Powertex, then spray with Acrylic Inks in Aqua and Violet.
Spray Brown Bister under hearts and cogs to add depth. Then highlight all over using Acrylic Inks –Aqua and Violet and Copper Penny and Silver Sixpence metallic paints.
Hint: Don’t just think you have to use the Acrylic Ink Sprays as a spray; I very often spray them onto my glass mat and apply with a brush, for more controlled colour placement.
There is so much in these Secret Art Boxes, I was able to use other pieces from this month’s Art box to create this journal cover, and there is still plenty left for more projects.
I hope I’ve inspired you to ‘Discover, Create and Share’ all your Powertex Projects and perhaps inspired you further to order next month’s Secret Art Box. Why not join us over on Facebook at The Powertex Studio group. We love to see your makes and it is a great place to get some inspiration or ask questions.
I am a certified Powertex Tutor, if you would like to find out more about my art, and me you can check out my Facebook page Crafting with Love and Fairy Dust. You can also see more projects using the Secret Art box here in the magazine.
The Powertex UK Secret Art Box is also available from uOpen subscription boxes. It’s a great way to sign up and a gift option is available too. Plus, they have a Valentine’s sale on until 16th February 2020 so you can get 10% off.