The Secret Art Box – February

The Secret Art box, Powertex, love projects

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

How to build an alternative statue ……..

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 ……..

Steampunk Jewellery Plier Stands (by Anne)

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)

A Powertex Masquerade Ball by Abigail Lagden

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

Technology – enabler or thief?

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?