Designer – Jinny Holt
Our theme for this month was Roman Empire/Julius Caesar. I wanted to do a lot from this theme but I decided to make a Powertex Roman chalice.
I searched online for some ideas and already had a large brandy type glass, that I knew would be perfect for this article.
Did you know…
July is the seventh month of the year and the fourth of seven months to have a length of 31 days. It was named by the Roman Senate in honour of Roman general Julius Caesar, it being the month of his birth. Prior to that, it was called Quintilis, being the fifth month of the 10-month calendar.
How I made my Roman Chalice
Prepare the glass
I started by using masking tape to cover the glass.
TOP TIP This is the best way to prepare the surface when using glass or plastic items.
Add fabric and clay
I dipped lace and material into IVORY POWERTEX Fabric Hardener and added to my glass. I used air dry clay to make mouldings as they reminded me of Roman shapes.
TIP… You could always mix Powertex Fabric Hardener with STONE ART to make your own clay.
Coat the surface
Next I coated the whole piece with Ivory Powertex and rubbed in the Stone Art and let dry.
Remove the excess
I rubbed off any excess Stone Art with my hands.
Paint the surface
I painted the whole thing with BLACK POWERCOLOR mixed with Easy Varnish and let it dry.
Mix a dry paint with Easy Varnish and SILVER Colortricx powder pigment and dry brush to add highlights.
Here’s a close up of my Roman Chalice.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing how I accomplished this project. If you have been inspired by mine or any of my fellow design team members, you could always come and say hello on the THE POWERTEX STUDIO. Don’t be shy to upload any photos of projects you have created too.
You can get all your Powertex goodies at POWERTEX UK.
So until next time.