Scared Crow Scarecrow!

Designer - Annette Smyth Powertex Scared Crow Scarecrow by Annette Smyth Hello, welcome to my latest article. This month the design team were invited to use a step by step article from another design team member as a source of inspiration. I chose to use the Scarecrows in September by Fiona Potter as I loved … Continue reading Scared Crow Scarecrow!

Powertex family project

A Tryptich with a Twist - by Annette Smyth Hello, This month I thought I would show you a Powertex family project. This is one that you could share with the children during the Easter holidays. So this article shows you how to make a piece of family art suitable for indoor use. It breaks … Continue reading Powertex family project

Tropical Powertex Art Doll

Tropical Powertex Art Doll - Mixed Media project by Anne I have never tried making an Art Doll before and I had so much fun making this Tropical Powertex Art Doll. I wanted to make her really bright and cheerful with a tropical feel – the fabulous zingy cocktail colours from The Secret Art Loft … Continue reading Tropical Powertex Art Doll

Powertex Mixed Media Floral Canvas – Anne Waller

Hi all. Today I am sharing a floral mixed media canvas. I started it just over a year ago and it had been sitting as a ‘UFO’ ever since. I usually continue with a project until it is finished, but must admit that if it gets put away before finishing I find it very difficult … Continue reading Powertex Mixed Media Floral Canvas – Anne Waller

Dream, Wish, Create a Beautiful World (by Anne)

This lovely image of a young girl (Victorian Photographs Rice Paper) really called to me and inspired me to make this piece. To me she portrayed a young girl that had experienced in her life far more than any child should.  Alone she would dream and wish for a better world. Her creativity would enable … Continue reading Dream, Wish, Create a Beautiful World (by Anne)

Keepsake Kubes – a unique way to remember…..

Hello there Our project theme this month is all about keepsakes, mementoes and lovely memories, so in keeping with that I would like to share with you my Keepsake Kube(s) .......there is an extra ‘s’ as I am sure you’ll want to make more than one!! My Kube has all the memories of a little … Continue reading Keepsake Kubes – a unique way to remember…..

Oriental Mixed Media Canvas (by Anne)

I created this mixed media canvas using acrylic paints and various elements treated with transparent Powertex. Powertex is great for stiffening, gluing down and protecting porous substrates such as fabric, card or wood.The lace elements were my first attempts at making Teneriffe Lace (yes the lace name has 2 f’s - as in the original … Continue reading Oriental Mixed Media Canvas (by Anne)

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas....... especially with all the snow recently!  I hope everyone is keeping warm.On the plus side, this is the perfect weather for staying indoors, hiding out in your craft room & getting creative, whether its making pieces to decorate the home, hand made gifts for loved ones or … Continue reading Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas….

Kanzashi Pom Pom Flower (by Anne)

Today I am sharing another of my Kanzashi flower experiments. I used Powertex to create a mini vase and to coat a polystyrene ball which I then covered with fabric and tiny silk Kanzashi flowers.The Kanzashi flowers were made by folding tiny 15mm squares of silk to create little fabric petals.The petals were arranged into … Continue reading Kanzashi Pom Pom Flower (by Anne)