Well hello and seasons greetings to you all.
I do love Christmas and my Christmas mojo usually goes into overdrive at this time of year! So for my December blog, it would be rude NOT to do a Christmas tutorial and for this, I decided to do a Powertex Christmas tree. It is done with using a very few basic pieces of material and of course a bottle of Powertex. In this case, I used BRONZE POWERTEX
For this project, I used some cardboard, from which Powertex materials were delivered in, Powertex, and an old pillowcase and some scraps of lace and sack cloth.
I cut and shaped my cardboard into a cone shape and added masking tape to help secure it to its shape. I dipped my cut strips of pillowcase into my powertex and started wrapping the strips around the tree, the more strips you use the more texture you can create. I found some bits of lace and sackcloth and soaked these in Powertex and added them to my tree shape. I am a bit of a glue gun fanatic and decided to drizzle some hot glue down my tree shape.
Next for some colour, as I was doing this tree for a friend, she wanted a green tree, I used a mixture of colours and mediums, I started with some green acrylic and then added some Powertex pigment colours.
I have used some of the Art Lofts pearly pigment powders GOLDEN OLIVE and to highlight and dry brush and of course, I used lots of gold LIMONCELLO GOLD!! I get kind of sidetracked when I add the colours and the pigments and it never ceases to amaze me, how your piece comes alive at this stage!
I left my tree overnight to dry off and then added some Christmas bits and pieces on it to complete the look of my tree.
So next time you think about throwing away that cardboard box, think again, what could it be? A bottle of powertex, a few bits and bobs and a pinch of imagination.
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Thank you for reading this blog and I hope whatever you are doing over the Christmas season be safe and be happy and keep creating.
Until next month,