Designer: Jill Cullum
When I received the mould for the Cow Skull and Flowers I was immediately drawn to a Native American reservation. Speaking to a friend she told me it reminded her of the Navajo tribe. When I searched this I found the colours used in their art and pottery were beautifully vibrant. What better than to have a lovely wall hanging with a nod to the Navajo art culture.
- Powertex Fabric Hardener in Ivory
- Stone Art
- Cow Skull and Flowers Mould
- Paper Decoration Natural
- Paper Decoration Light Pink
- Acrylic Inks
- Brown Bister
- MDF Dreamcatchers with Feathers
- MDF Frame and Panel
- Easy Structure
- Tin Foil
- Cardboard tubing
- Masking Tape
Using Stone Art Clay and the Cow Skull and Flowers Mould, make a cow and several flowers. Put to one side to dry.
Add texture to 3 of the rings – 2 using Paper Decoration, Light Pink and one with string. Leave to dry.
Using 2 of the solid circles create a background texture of your choice, with Ivory Fabric Hardener.
MDF Frame and Panel
Use Stone Art Clay and Texture Paste to add interest background. For the front use Paper Decoration Natural with Ivory Fabric Hardener.
Hanger – Make a Branch
Use twisted cardboard tubing and tinfoil, adding texture with more Paperdecoration. At the same time secure string in place to use later.
Feathers and Colouring
Using Acrylic Ink, add colour to the feathers and the pre-prepared rings.
Use Brown Bister to add colour to the Cow Skull and the flowers. Also do this to the centre panel of the MDF frame and branch.
Use the Acrylic inks to add colour to the outer section of the MDF frame.
Using the solid ring from the dreamcatcher kit, fix the skull and flowers using Transparent Powertex.
Putting it all together
Attach the Skull circle to the centre panel on the mdf frame. Attach more string to the circles and the MDF panel (I used Transparent Fabric Hardener). Finally fix the feathers in place to create your beautiful Navajo Indian Wall hanging.
I really hope you enjoyed this article and it has inspired you to use the MDF, Cow Skull and Flower mould in a different way.
Show us your ‘makes’ here in the The Powertex Studio. We love to see what Powertex Addicts create. If you need more inspiration take a look at this beautiful wall art with a Venetian feel, by Gill Goldsmith.
Get making, be creative, but most of all have fun 🙂 Bye for now, Jill x