Secret Art Box July 2019
Hi this is Kore and this month I got my hands on my first Powertex Secret Art Box! I was really surprised how much was packed into the box and the sample sizes of Powertex products are perfect. It was full of gorgeous things and I used just a few of the items to make this Venetian mask.
I loved the colours chosen for this box, Plum acrylic paint, Turquoise and Berry pigments which look beautiful together. There is lots left for future creations too. I think this would be a great way to try Powertex Fabric Hardener for the first time or build up your supplies. The themed box is a great starting point if you’re stuck for an idea.
I worked on the large mdf mask in the box to create a wall art. I’ll make the second mask to hang with it too.
Make first layers
Paint the mdf mask with White Powertex to prepare it.
I added rice paper to one half of the mask using Easy Coat on the mdf and then over the top of the paper.
Easy 3D flex
Mix up some Easy 3D Flex with White Powertex and drag it over the other half of the mask. Leave to dry.
Add mdf shapes
Paint the shapes and glue them in place with White Powertex.
Add some fabric
Use some of the lace coated in Powertex to create textures and flourishes. I pinched a fan shape and rolled a trim into a flower shape.
When the Easy 3D Flex is dry and cracked, spray it generously with Brown Bister. Also spray the fabric pieces.
Use the Plum acrylic paint to add colour to the mdf flourishes as this will be the base colour. Use the Turquoise pigment mixed with Easy Varnish on the edges of the mask.
Dry brushing metallics and turquoise
Add more colour to the to the mdf and fabric flourishes with the metallic pigment. Mix with Easy Varnish.
Adding highlights is simple with White Powertex. Use a damp flat paintbrush and gently apply to the raised areas. I used the plaster flourish to add a white highlight to the other side.
Add some of the tiny jewels for a bit of sparkle. You can also use Powertex and a little tshirt yarn to make a hanging hook for the back!
Share your art
If you’ve received a secret art box we’d love to see what you create. Left over items can be combined with other boxes for lots of possibilties.
You can always share your makes in the subscribers Facebook group The Secret Art Box or The Powertex Studio. Or if you’re stuck for ideas don’t forget you can see other examples of subscription box makes from the Design Team to get you started.