October News from Powertex UK Hq

What’s New in October 2018

Lets take a look at all the new, exciting and interesting happenings at Powertex this month.

What’s New?

What wonderful new products are available on the Powertex website this month? The clickable links will take you straight to them for a closer, more detailed look.

We’ve introduced two new, exciting (and delicious-sounding!) colours in the Acrylic Paints range;
Liquorice Twist 
Clotted Cream 

New moulding tools to go with the increased range of stencils and moulds – check out the new mould additions in the Katy Sue range which include cherubs, mermaids and unicorns or if you prefer  something a bit more gothic, there’s plenty of steam-punk and halloween-inspired skulls in the Artyco range.
You’ll also find some popular Air Drying Clay in the moulds section which works well with delicate patterns and Powertex.

Our popular MDF Name Plate is newly available in two separate sizes, Small or Large, so you can choose the best one for your project.

New plaster embellishments; a lovely Pair of Owls and a Dragon Duo to choose from.

Limited edition Powertex Jewellery Kit – have a go at making your own Powertex jewellery.

Bargain Basket
This month, all coloured Paper Dec is at a new, reduced price, grab yourself a bargain!

Visit the Website

Welcome New Tutors

We welcomed three new Tutors to the Powertex Team;

Please do look out for fresh classes in your area, click on their name for contact details. Note that the links take you to the Powertex Tutor Directory website and you must be a member to view the information.  

What’s On and Dates for Your Diary
Hochanda
Tracey Evans will be on TV crafting channel Hochanda for two very different shows on 19th October – Do not miss these! Find Hochanda on:
Sky – Channel 673
Freesat – Channel 817
Freeview – Channel 85

Visit the NEC
Powertex UK will be at the NEC for The Creative Craft Show 1st-4th November 2018
Portfolio Workshops
Artist and Powertex UK Creative Director Tracey Evans is running an amazing Stone Art workshop at her woodland studio in Warwickshire: Book Here
Saturday 17th November 2018 – Unicorn Sculpture

A Day With Antonis Tzanidakis

Tickets have gone on sale for this wonderful workshop taking place next year. This is a first here in the UK; talented artist Antonis is travelling all the way from Greece to run this very special one day Mixed Media including Powertex workshop at The Secret Art Loft. Tickets are sold on a first come – first serve basis and are strictly limited.
Buy Tickets Here
The Powertex Garden Party

Also on sale now are tickets for the Powertex Garden Party which will be taking place on 20th & 21st July 2019.

Buy Your Ticket Now

Visit the dedicated website

Local Events

Shell North will be taking Powertex again for the 3rd year in a row (6th event there now for Shell) and having a stall and workshop room at the Craft4crafters show on 18th 19th and 20th Oct at the Bath and West show ground in Shepton Mallet. See their website for booking your Powertex workshop with Shell. 

If you have any special events that you are taking part in, please email Micheleto be included in the next newsletter. 

Special Mention

There are always lots of incredible makes and projects shared on the Facebook Powertex Studio Group but this month we felt Chris Durcan deserved a special mention for her Oak King. He’s quite something! Well done Chris. 

Did You Know 

Powertex Transparent comes in a handy 100g with a superb direction nozzle for all your crafty projects. No need for any additional glue when you can use this instead. Find it here.

What to do this month? 

It’s Halloween! Lots of Halloween, gothic and darkly inspirational goodies on the Powertex website for this super-fun theme, including those pictured below. Click on the images to get taken directly to the website. This is a very small selection of what is on offer so let your imagination run riot and don’t forget to show us what you’ve made in the Powertex Studio.

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Within your account, you will be able to access the statistics to see the progress of any recommendations and check your reward credits.

That’s all folks, we hope you have a wonderful month!

How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways!

Last week I was re-decorating a room in my house after we’d suffered a leak and as I was painting the wall, some plaster and brick-work started to crumble. The dust dropped on to my paint brush and I blithely carried on whilst thinking “ooh, what lovely texture!”. Hmmm, not sure that ‘texture’ is what we are after on freshly painted walls but I think it’s a sign that I have Powertex on the brain 24/7. Am I going mad or does anyone elses mind work like this?

*Not a picture of my wall but i think it would look great! 

So apart from bringing Powertex into all the aspects of your home, how else can you get to ‘play’ with Powertex?

Firstly, we recommend that you find a Certified Powertex Tutor near you and look at the workshops they have running. There’s all sorts out there and if you don’t see what you’re after, tell them what you want, they’re quite receptive to ideas! You can find tutors on the Powertex Website Directory, see them chatting in the Powertex Studio group on Facebook or check out our Workshop Wednesday posts on Facebook every week for a fresh update.

Newly launched this year are Powertex Portfolio Workshops which are designed to showcase the very best talent that our Tutors have to offer. These Portfolio Workshops will be limited in number and there is a strict application process for tutors to follow before they are accepted on to the programme. Each one will be an enhanced, immersive, full day experience for you in which you will come away with a beautiful, high-end quality, artistic project after an unforgettable day. You can book the Portfolio Workshops directly through the Powertex website.

Your local craft store or Hobbycraft may have classes or demonstrations on, check them out and don’t forget to support local where you can.

Exhibitions – Powertex are at the NEC for the Creative Craft Show this November 1st – 4th.

Get your friends over for a craft morning, don’t forget the cake!

TFind Powertex online; there’s also new videos going on the Powertex UK Youtube channel soon, join in with the fun on Powertex Addicts and the Powertex Studio on Facebook and don’t forget to follow Powertex on Instagram and Pinterest for lots of inspiration.

And finally, plan ahead for an excellent year of Powertex Events in 2019, we’ll keep you posted on these.

In the meantime, the ‘texture’ looks pretty good on my walls, I might dry-brush it next!