It is my pleasure to bring you a Powertex project that I have been working on for one of the most important dates in the annual calendar – Remembrance Sunday.
First of all I planned out what I wanted to include in the project with the main feature being the Poppy. These are a few of the recycled items that I started out with before I added any Powertex products.
Cardboard, an empty plastic trifle dish and a pen.
The pen casing became the bullets which were wrapped in fabric and then covered in Bronze Powertex.
The cardboard became the base and the ground and this was also covered in fabric and Bronze Powertex. Areas of the base were built up to give the idea of muddy fields. Dry brushing added texture and definition.
Then the red Powertex came out and 3 layers of bed sheeting was cut out and soaked for each Poppy. Quite a slow job but well worth it. I used an empty chocolate tray to place the wet Poppies in so that they could take shape whilst air drying. The poppies then had the middles added with black acrylic paint and glossy accents.
The cross was sculpted out of polystyrene and then covered in Stoneart powder and Ivory Powertex. I wanted to achieve a rugged effect. Stoneart is one of my favourite techniques from Powertex.
A little close up shot of some of the bullets, a little faux barbed wire and the river of poppies.
I hope that you have enjoyed looking around my Remembrance project and it has inspired you to use your Powertex products to make a mixed media project.
Thankyou so much for popping to check out the blog
and will be back really soon with another project.
Bye for now