Powertex birdhouse

Designed by Jill Cullum When given the brief "A Winter's Tale" to create a blog, there were many things that sprung to mind.  However, my love of everything cute, and recent obsessions with mice, led me to create this Powertex birdhouse. Materials Powertex Fabric Hardener in blackPowertex Powercolor Pigments of your choiceWooden BaseBirdhouse - mdfCeramic … Continue reading Powertex birdhouse

Who or what influences my artwork?

By Jill Cullum This month I was asked to write an article about whose art influences me. As an artist this made me think and question, am I an artist or a crafter? I have been a crafter for many years and have recently crossed the line from crafter to artist in some of my … Continue reading Who or what influences my artwork?

Cow skull and flowers wall hanging

Designer:  Jill Cullum When I received the mould for the Cow Skull and Flowers I was immediately drawn to a Native American reservation.  Speaking to a friend she told me it reminded her of the Navajo tribe.  When I searched this I found the colours used in their art and pottery were beautifully vibrant.  What better … Continue reading Cow skull and flowers wall hanging

Winter Scene with Powertex Snow

Powertex snow scene by Jill Cullum

Designer: Jill Cullum This month, for my article I was asked to do a 'remake' of another design team member's step-by-step article. I love canvas work and came across this Powertex winter scene by Kore Sage, whilst searching through the vast choice of inspiration. I immediately fell in love with the effects, decision made! Winter … Continue reading Winter Scene with Powertex Snow

Powertex Dog from recycled items

Designer - Jill Cullum Powertex is at it's best when used to upcycle/recycle items we would normally pop in the bin. It is perfect for transforming everyday objects into a sculpture, either for the house or garden. Powertex dog by Jill Cullum When I was asked to make a 3d animal from recycled materials, I … Continue reading Powertex Dog from recycled items

Crafting with Children

My inspiration for this article about crafting with children, came from looking for wall art for our new studio. I kept coming across a saying by Pablo Picasso - Every Child is an Artist. With summer holidays approaching, what better way to keep children occupied, than letting them loose with some art. This also got … Continue reading Crafting with Children

Planet in the Night Sky

A fantasy planet Designer - Jill Cullum Powertex Planet in the Night Sky by Jill Cullum For my planet in the night sky, inspiration came from warm summer nights, sat in the garden, looking out for shooting stars. I decided to try and replicate one of the planets. Hmmm, once started though, my imagination overtook … Continue reading Planet in the Night Sky

The Secret Art Box – May

A Home Under the Sea Designer - Jill Cullum A home under the sea by Jill Cullum I was so excited to receive my first 'Secret Art Box', and I was not disappointed when I opened it.  Full of possibilities to create this article with.  It's a challenge of being given a box of 'goodies' … Continue reading The Secret Art Box – May

Powertex Ammonite Light

Powertex Ammonite Light

Designer:  Jill Cullum My Inspiration for an under the sea light This article is very much influenced by my love of the beach. I spent several years with the beach on my doorstep, where I regularly enjoyed early morning walks. And was the inspiration for my Powertex Ammonite Light. I particularly loved the changing moods … Continue reading Powertex Ammonite Light

Pastel Powertex Flowers

Pastel Powertex flowers

Powertex Flowers - Pastel Shades Designer - Jill Cullum Spring is on the way! I love Spring - the promise of lighter nights and the garden coming to life with colour. I also love a pretty vase of flowers on my dining table. With this in mind I decided to use Powertex in a different … Continue reading Pastel Powertex Flowers