Designer – Jinny Holt
Powertex is a fab medium for creating sculptures, for example Powertex animal sculptures, especially with recyclable material. I love working with Powertex because recyclable material can be used in one way or another. We can also help to save our planet by using what would otherwise be thrown away into landfill.
My animal sculptures
This little fellow was given to me by a work colleague. They all know at work what I love to do so I quite often get stuff given to me that no one wants.
For his head of spikes I used cotton buds and he got a new paint job using the PIGMENT POWDERS. For the pockets I used some old denim material. I used a marker pen to add the faux stitching and to finish off a pair of googly eyes.
Wise old owl
I used a polystyrene ball for the base of this wise owl. I added EASY 3D FLEX over his body to create a texture. Old cardboard creates the wings. I used some left over air dry clay for the feet.
Metal embellishments from my stash became the eyes. I often collect little logs and branches in the winter and dry them out. I used these for him to sit on.
You don’t need to break the bank
This owl is a ball of foil that I covered with masking tape, (masking tape is your friend). I made the texture using kitchen roll. I ripped it up into pieces, soaked in Powertex and kind of swirled it onto the ball.
The beak and ears are made by making a tin foil shape, masking tape and adding more tissue paper for texture. On the ears I added some pieces of material I found in my stash and his eyes are jewellery findings. I used Powertex pigments and varnish to finish.
How many animals/birds could we make with one polystyrene ball?
For this little frog, the base is a large polystyrene ball. I made some STONE ART clay for the back part and added a large piece of lace on his belly. The jewellery findings make the eyes and I made the feet with Stone Art clay. I used some green micro beads as a filler.
You don’t really need lots of stuff to create. One bottle of Powertex goes a long way and you can recycle objects from your home.
Are you inspired?
I hope myself and my fellow design team members have left you feeling inspired. Crack open that bottle of Powertex that you keep thinking about opening. Go on, open it and just do it!
Have you been inspired by these Powertex animal sculptures? Then come and say hello in 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. Find Powertex on PINTEREST and INSTAGRAM too. I post all my other creations at MUMS SHED on Facebook and you read about why I love Powertex in this blog.
Until next time,