Powertex and Permanent Markers

 

Hi Everyone

Did you know that you can use permanent markers on top of your Powertex.  Perfect for adding those delicate details and no need for that really steady hand.

Here I have used the scary “The End” stencil from Powertex UK with Easy Structure paste to place the main skeleton face.  Once dry I filled in the outline using Powertex White Universal Medium and let it dry again.  Then I got out my permanent markers and started to play.

 

The background floral stencil behind the head was created using the Easy Structure paste blended with Black Powercolor pigment.  Make sure you mix it well with a palette knife to get it at smooth as possible before applying through a stencil.

With the ghostly images I used the Powertex transparent Universal Medium and stipples through the stencil with a stiff brush.  Whilst wet I sprinkled 3D Sand onto the image and left it to dry completely.Once dry brush away the excess sand.

I had great fun creating this……….what will you create with your Powertex goodies?

Don’t forget to share you make on the Powertex UK facebook page Powertex Addicts United and look up your local tutor for even more Powertex inspiration.

Bye for now
Ax

 

Hipsters and Lattes

Hipsters and Lattes

Autumn; a beautiful and retrospective time of year. I love winter best but that means I appreciate autumn all the more because we’re one step closer to the magic season. I don’t normally get excited about Halloween (too British, too boring, too old maybe?) but Powertex has worked it’s charms; who wouldn’t be excited when faced with the dreamy new gothic goodies on the Powertex website?!

So I momentarily forgot my stuffy Englishness and threw myself into the autumn vibe. Hello October

A trendy friend came to visit and we were heading out for a walk around the lake. The autumn sun was shining, massive sunglasses were on and I pictured us clutching a cup of something hot and delicious strolling through the red and gold leaves. 

“Lets go to Starbucks!” I suggested, determined to try a Pumpkin Spiced Latte (I’ve seen them on Instagram, it’s what the cool people drink apparently). I honestly don’t know what possessed me. I am not adventurous with food, (ditto drinks). I like a cappuccino or if I’m feeling really wild, a mocha with cream. Trendy Friend ordered a ‘flat-white’ (seriously) and I nonchalantly ordered a Pumpkin Spiced Latte, as if I, unfashionable and rural as I am, always order such exotic drinks (of course I added a bacon roll too).  

Let me tell you it was singularly the most disgusting thing I have ever tasted (aside from Pernod, and no-one wants to know how that story ended). Of course, I couldn’t throw it away, I’d look like a provincial nerd. I wanted to continue with my vision (which was already slightly marred by the bacon roll), so I bravely finished the lot. 

For the next 24 hours, that Pumpkin Spiced Latte reminded me I had drunk it; everything else I ate that day was laced with Pumpkin Spice (not as pretty as it sounds) and I had to admit to myself that I am not a hipster. Never mind, I need reminders every now and again that my vision does not always equal my reality, especially when it comes to all things hipster. But there’s always Powertex to comfort myself with! 
                        The Vision                                                                     
The Reality!