Queen of Hearts

Designed by Alex Henry Mixed Media Off with his head January's monthly Powertex challenge is Alice in Wonderland, now doesn’t that just conjure up all sorts of exciting possibilities. Dave and I put on our thinking caps and started to work around all things teapots and cups. Out of nowhere an idea popped into my … Continue reading Queen of Hearts

There’s snow place like gnome

Designed by Shell North For my last blog I'm reminiscing from 4 years ago when I made my first ever Powertex Gnome 'Amon the Shaman'. He was inspired by a supposed origins story of Santa, collecting Fly agaric, flying with his reindeer and delivering presents. My original Powertex gnome seems to have inspired a flourish … Continue reading There’s snow place like gnome

The most wonderful time of the year

Designer - Jinny Holt Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I have been making Christmas creations for months now. So can you guess this months theme? Yep, you guessed correctly, the most wonderful time of the year. If I had my way I would be making these Christmas creations all year round. … Continue reading The most wonderful time of the year

It’s Cold Outside

Designed by Patricia Williams Wintertime is upon us and Christmas, but not all projects have to be Christmas themed there are lots of other ways to express the beauty of Wintertime. The brief for this month’s article in the Powertex magazine is "It's cold out there". I am building my idea around no matter how … Continue reading It’s Cold Outside

A Winter’s Tale – Nostalgic Powertex

By Donna Mcghie My prompt for this month’s Powertex article was A Winter's Tale.  The festive season is fast approaching and my mind wandered back to those seemingly halcyon days of Christmas’ past. I just love the retro look of these Christmas Rice Papers Obviously memory plays tricks on us all, but for me, nothing … Continue reading A Winter’s Tale – Nostalgic Powertex

Nature inspired Powertex painting

By Shell North For this article I was asked to talk about my favorite artist. I have lots of things around me like nature that inspire me but rarely a well known artist. I was inspired to push my Powertex canvas work further a couple of years ago by fellow Powertex tutor and artist Rosie … Continue reading Nature inspired Powertex painting

Shimmering Powertex Wreath

The Secret Art Box - November 2019 Designed by Kore Sage The Secret Art Box for November was full of festive pieces to create a Winter wreath. Contents included a polystyrene ring, mdf, Ivory Powertex Universal Medium, rice paper, stencil, Lava acrylic ink, embellishments and pigments in pearl and clear gold and more! The perfect … Continue reading Shimmering Powertex Wreath

Starry, starry night

Designed by Jinny Holt This month we were asked to create a piece, inspired by one of our favourite artists. Not an easy task for me as I have quite a few to choose from, Georgia O'keeffe, Vincent Van Gogh, Edvard Munch, to name but a few. Then there are artists who I admire and … Continue reading Starry, starry night

Winter Deer Notebook

Powertex Secret Art Box – November 2019 Designed by Gill Goldsmith This month’s box really didn’t disappoint, the theme was winter and included lots of lovely items to create with such as a polystyrene wreath and a gloriously detailed MDF snowflake cut out. Also included was a deer head MDF, rice paper, a star stencil, … Continue reading Winter Deer Notebook

Festive Powertex decorations

If you love to make seasonal decorations then this article is for you! From tree decorations to door wreaths, we've got ideas for your Powertex festive decorations. Powertex Wreath by Alex Henry Mixed Media Supply ideas for your festive decorations Polystyrene wreathPolystyrene robinRed Powertex Universal MediumGolden metallic acrylic inkPolystyrene conePlaster angelPlaster guardian angelTexture Pack Wreath … Continue reading Festive Powertex decorations