The Secret Art Box – Powertex UK craft subscription box
“We wish you bluebirds in the spring to give your heart a song to sing”
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I cut a 6 cm polystyrene ball in half as I wanted to fatten the bird up and make him more 3d.
I stuck one on each side of the wooden bird shape.
Next I arranged some sort of platform for everything to sit on. I used part of the cardboard from the box as the base.
I painted the mdf birdhouses with blueberry pie acrylic paint.
I started to compile pieces to make a tag using other items from the box.
So as not to cover up all the background paper, I traced round and cut out the shape.
I placed the mdf bird shape in the cut out background space and put the cut out piece back on top of the bird shape.
I dismantled one of the paper flowers as I wanted to use it to try to represent feathers.
Next step was to cover everything with Powertex. I used the blue from the box and some bronze that I already had to paint the branch top left. The bird is covered in t-shirt fabric and I used a couple of pieces of hessian to create wings. You can easily use the paper decoration for this too.
I just wanted to show you how far the Powertex goes. I covered all of the above pieces liberally and I’ve still got half the bottle left.
And this is how I assembled everything together and coloured it up with the blue curacao and golden olive Secret Art Loft pigments.
I think they look very fitting outside in the garden in the middle of the bush.
I used the golden olive pigment on the body of the bird and on the flower feathers. I painted the leaves on the wallpaper background with blueberry pie acrylic paint.
This actually looks better in real life as the colours are more defined, but unfortunately, my camera doesn’t appear to be a fan of blue!
I hope this has given you a bit of inspiration. Don’t forget to show us what you make with the contents of your box and don’t be shy in uploading them to the Powertex Studio FaceBook page. For further inspiration, visit the free online Powertex magazine here.
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