Hi it’s Kore. Autumn brings bright days and chilly nights and of course Halloween! Powertex and Halloween go together like carved pumpkins and candles so what better to make this month than Halloween decorations. If you’re looking for house ghosts, grim goblets or pocket pumpkins there’s something here for you and don’t worry if you’re new to Powertex, these are easy too.
These makes are super simple and don’t need lots of products for a Halloween packed with Powertex. Think of all the questions you’ll get about how you made them!
Let’s start super simple. These little ghosts are so easy but look fantastic hanging in groups!
White or Transparent Powertex
Squares of light white fabric such as muslin or cheesecloth
Black paint or marker for the eyes
Thread and needle to string them up
A bottle or similar shape, covered with cling wrap
Also super easy to do and can be any size or colour you want.
Small bowl and cling film or plastic bag to cover it
Piece of stockinette or other fabric to use with a dark Powertex
Powder pigment such as Violet Valentine and Easy Varnish
Massage the Powertex into your fabric and drape over the upturned bowl to set. Paint with a dry mix of pigment and Easy Varnish. I’m loving the Violet Valentine metallic pigment! Remember that Powertex is non toxic so you can put dry food in your bowls but I recommend to line them with paper or cling wrap.
Pumpkins are a must if you’re celebrating Halloween but carving fresh Pumpkins is not for everyone. I made these tiny table decorations using string and balloons, so you can make different sizes too.
String or cotton yarn
Powertex (Red, Yellow Ochre, Bronze, Black or even Ivory) I mixed Red and Yellow Ochre
Powder pigments and Easy Varnish
Cut lengths of string to wrap around. Inflate your balloons ready to the size you want. Massage the Powertex into the string and wrap around the balloon. Use your string end to make a stalk for the top. Leave overnight to set and cut the balloons to remove. Your string should still be soft enough to shape your pumpkins. Dry brush with highlights or metallics.
These goblets were inspired by the brilliant Jinny Holt who posted hers and reminded me that I hadn’t used Stone Art on glass for a while. These are my Halloween goblets.
Pigments in Lime mojito and Violet Valentine with Easy varnish
Then all you have to do is decorate your halloween table. Have a hair raising halloween!
Until next time, I hope you find a little time to let your art out.