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
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
Designed by - Shell North One thing I love about being a part of the design team is getting asked to do pieces for upcoming Hochanda shows. Being a part of such a great team keeps me focused and gives me a huge sense of purpose. Eager to get creating and inspired by the Buddha … Continue reading Inspired by Buddha?
Designed by - Shell North This month the design team were challenged to follow and complete a design team members step by step from a previous article. This came with one stipulation that we did it with our own twist. There were so many I wanted to do but in the end Abigail's bright summer … Continue reading Powertex Clock, fall back
Designer - Shell North What inspires me? As a tutor I’m often asked how I come up with all my ideas and what Inspires me. My first answer is everything. I’m sure we all know a Powertex crafter that is inspired by everything around them and has a list longer than their arms of inspirations. … Continue reading Powertex Creature Comforts
Designer - Shell North For my July article we are delving into ancient Rome and looking at incorporating Medusa and Stone Art. The Romans were renowned for their love of wine, both producing it and drinking it. So a wine Medusa jug is what I will teach you to make this time. Medusa was a … Continue reading If Medusa could Stone Art you
By Shell North I love the simplicity of using something like string or twine and knots to create something magical and unique. Wanting to step away from the full circle dream catcher I drafted a moon with star idea for sweet dreams. I wanted to use techniques to create vegan feathers with twine. A lot … Continue reading Sweet dreams upon a Powertex night sky
Designer: Shell North In this article I will be showing you how to create a Mindfulness Mandala Triptych. I wanted to incorporate one item as my focal point, the product of the month Easy structure paste. Wood was chosen to work on as this is something I haven’t done for a while. Easy structure works … Continue reading Mindfulness Mandala Triptych
Stone Art Clay Birds of Powertex Paradise by Shell North In December my first Design team blog goodie box arrived! I was so excited!!! I was given the theme of a pair of birds and these are some of the items I received to create something with stone art clay to hopefully inspire others. (eggs, … Continue reading Stone Art Clay Powertex Birds
Our tutors at Powertex UK are made of strong stuff even when adversity rears it's ugly head in sad circumstances! Here is another example of how a situation can be transitional in life and you guessed it Powertex is at the forefront . What a beautiful space Shell now has to hone her skills and … Continue reading When crafting dreams come true…….