This months article brings you inspiration and projects to create using February's The Secret Art Box. The new craft subscription box from Powertex UK. "The love of my life opened my heart the warmth it let loose poured into my art" by Claire Ivins https://youtu.be/yhrEOCbZDY4 *** You may not get an exact replica of this … Continue reading The Secret Art Box – February
Hello everyone, Annette here...... I hoped you've all had a stunning Summer and are ready for an awesome Autumn. My challenge this month was to create a statue representing the star sign Virgo......mmm that certainly made the old brain cells fizz. SO......Virgo is represented by the virgin carrying wheat and she is an Earth sign. … Continue reading How to build an alternative statue ……..
I have been meaning to decorate my jewellery plier stands for ages and finally got them finished. I had a bit of a problem with these in that they started off as a plain varnished wood surface. I initially coated them with white Gesso with a view to painting them with acrylics. However, the Gesso … Continue reading Steampunk Jewellery Plier Stands (by Anne)
Good morning all, I can honestly say I enjoy Powertex, no that is an understatement I LOVE POWERTEX but this piece I really, really enjoyed designing. The first photo is all the pieces with this project pack, sadly I forgot to photograph the beautiful rice papers too but you will see one of them shortly. I … Continue reading Venetian mask Powertex style
A Powertex Masquerade Ball by Abigail Lagden Well, as someone who loves an mdf embellishment or two, thismonth's project pack had me drooling over the number of lovely pieces included. Just look at all these flourishes, florals, feathers and fans: Add in Easy 3D Flex and this is almost my ideal kit! As this kit … Continue reading A Powertex Masquerade Ball by Abigail Lagden
Hi there, did you see Tracey on Hochanda? Have you got your Alice themed projects yet? I had such a lot of fun creating this colourful piece. I'm popping some photos below so you can see the steps I took to create it. First I added rice paper using Easy Coat matte and did a … Continue reading It’s always time for tea
Hello there Over the summer I got to spend time with some of the younger members of our family and their friends. It was lovely to get some playtime or so I thought. They all arrived armed with their latest ‘couldn’t be without’ gadgets ps3, ipads, mums iPhone to name but a few.After a fizzy … Continue reading Technology – enabler or thief?
What's all the fuss about this PowerWax I hear you say? Well, imagine a manufacturer bringing out one single product which, when combined with many other products from your stash will give you a beautiful water based wax to use with your mixed media work? How silly, surely they could make much more money if they … Continue reading PowerWax
Art Nouveau Canvas by Liz DixonHi Everyone. Have you seen the beautiful new rice papers & all the lovely MDF shapes that Powertex UK now have in stock? I couldn't wait to get making as there are so many Mixed Media possibilities (as if there weren't enough already within the Powertex range!!)I particularly love the … Continue reading Art Nouveau Canvas