Powertex Taurus the Bull
Designer- Shell North
In this article my chosen subject matter was short listed to ‘Taurus’. Because I really love wearable art and cosplay, so I knew sort of where I was taking this piece from the start. But with just a few bits needing inspiration. And so the Powertex Taurus Headdress was created.
So Taurus is the second sign in the zodiac, and falling between the dates of 21st April – 21st May. To the Babylonians Taurus was the heavenly Bull whose rising marked the beginning of Spring. The element associated with Taurus is Earth so because of the Earth and Spring connections, some of its many associated colours are green and earthy browns.
Taureans are known to have an eye for beauty, so often love to dress up or then also fill their homes with lots of interesting or pretty things!
So in a nutshell we now have a design brief. A piece of wearable art that personifies Taurus, but incorporates earthiness and then apealing to the eye.
Of course I was going to create a horned Powertex Taurus Headdress.
- Powertex liquid hardener bronze brown
- Powertex liquid hardener transparent
- Metal head band
- Masking tape
- Strong red double sided tape
- Various silk flowers from my stash
- Broken necklace chain & 2 split rings from my stash
- Green & lime green Powercolor pigment powder
- Bronze gold Colortricx pigment powder
- Easy coat varnish
Step 1, Creating the Powertex Taurus Headdress base.
Using foil, wrap the head band around the centre to widen the surface area, and then cover in masking tape.
Step 2, Creating the horn shape.
Using foil, create two equally sized cones shapes. use a second and third layer to lengthen and widen, cover in masking tape, twist to shape.
Step 3, adding the horns.
Securely attach the horns first with red double sided sticky tape under the horn base, then wrap and secure the rest with masking tape.
Step 4, coating the horns.
With strips of white jersey cotton, work in the bronze brown Powertex liquid hardener until completely covered. wrap around the horns from the base up.
Step 5, Dry brushing.
Step 6, Finishing touches.
Wrap silk wired flowers around headband, securing with Transparent liquid hardener. Attach split rings under base of horns, adding three differing lengths of chain.
Here’s the finished piece!
This Powertex Taurus Headdress project was so much fun but so easy, so suitable for even Powertex beginners ! We roped in my daughters friend to model the headdress, take a look at them being worn
Have you ever created wearable art?
Because if so, we would love you to share these on the Powertex studio page, and if you are not already on there, find the Powertex studio page by clicking here.
Did you see the mandala Triptch article I wrote last month? If not take a look here.
Have left over Powertex liquid hardener? If so, mix in equal amounts of stone art powder and make stone art clay. But remember when blended, to wrap it in cling film and store in an air tight container. Don’t waste it, but instead incorporate it in mixed media or sculpture pieces because left over’s, cannot go back in the bottle.
Because this is what I used for a pokey tool so to create a hole for my split rings to go through the Powertexed fabric when it was dry but still a little soft. But do remember to use a foam or cutting mat underneath to push it through onto because you don’t want an injury! Cocktail sticks are so cheap, but eco friendly and versatile. But also they can be used for scoring texturising and decorating patterns in paints, pastes and clays, added to mixed media works and so so much more!
So thats all from me this month, until next time
Peace, love and beautiful things