Powertex tutorial – rainbow of hope

Powertex rainbow video tutorial by Tracey Evans

Designed by Tracey Evans

Powertex tutors may have put their workshops on hold during lockdown but Tracey Evans has created a video lesson for you. Create your own rainbow jar for your water, brushes or pens with this Powertex video tutorial. Use Powertex Universal Medium with fabric and learn how to mix Powercolor pigments into a paint with Easy Varnish.

Create a Powertex rainbow of hope with Tracey Evans Powertex video tutorial
Create a Powertex rainbow of hope with Tracey Evans

Learn how to use fabric with Powertex to create texture and how to colour your textures using Powercolor and Easy Varnish.

Tracey used:

  • A clean glass jar
  • Masking tape
  • Fabric scraps in natural fibres and a variety of textures
  • Powertex Universal Medium in a dark colour (Black, Bronze, Lead, Red or Blue)
  • Easy Varnish
  • Powercolor pigments, rainbow or in your favourite colours
  • A paper or plastic plate or container for your Powertex
  • A craft mat, plastic or paper plate to mix your pigments
  • A flat paintbrush
  • Gloves are optional

(All supplies from www.powertex.co.uk. Please note the online shop is not currently processing orders due to COVID-19.)

Watch Tracey’s Powertex video lesson here

In this time, maybe you have limited supplies or you’re not able to shop for a product. Powertex works well with so many materials, just work with what you have. If you don’t have a jar, try a bottle or box. If you don’t have all the colours of the rainbow, pick your favourites and use those to create a unique rainbow of hope.

This gorgeous jar is a perfect entry for the monthly challenge in April. Create your own rainbow of hope and enter the challenge in The Powertex Studio. Look for the April photo album to enter. Remember one UK entry will win a prize and entries may be featured here in the magazine.

If you would like to see more of Tracey’s projects take a look at the Powertex UK YouTube channel.

A rainbow of hope

Powertex rainbow butterfly by Jacqueline Frances Butler

The April Powertex UK challenge encourages us to create a rainbow of hope as they appear in windows across the world. Rainbows are giving children a creative activity, celebrating schools, the NHS and connecting friends and neighbours.

Do you have a project in a rainbow of colours you can share? Perhaps you would like to create a Powertex rainbow to put in your own window? Here is some inspiration from our Powertex tutors to help you get creating a rainbow of hope. Create a Powertex sculpture or any Powertex art with a rainbow of colours and post your entry in The Powertex Studio.

Jane’s rainbow unicorn uses fabrics on an mdf shape for perfect Powertex textures.

Jane Harrison Fawcett Powertex Rainbow Unicorn in Powertex
Rainbow unicorn by Jane at DoCreative

Emma creates a textured Powertex art with Easy Structure, stencils and Secret Art Loft inks.

Emma Portberry Crafts Powertex rainbow art
Powertex rainbow art by Emma at Portberry Crafts

Jacqueline layers a variety of textures and embellishments with Ivory Powertex and inks for this rainbow butterfly.

Powertex rainbow butterfly by Jacqueline Frances Butler
Powertex rainbow butterfly by Jacqueline at Isalei Crafts

Annette’s Spring wreath uses fabric and mdf hares with Powertex on a styrofoam ring.

Rainbow wreath by Annette Smyth
Rainbow Spring wreath by Annette Smyth

This gorgeous sea themed tag by Kirsty layers stencil textures and embellishments perfect for inks and dry brushing.

Powertex rainbow tag by Kirsty @LoveknottCreations
Powertex rainbow tag by Kirsty at LoveKnott Creations

Remember the challenge runs over on Facebook in The Powertex Studio group and there’s a prize for one lucky UK winner. Entries may also be featured here in the magazine. Just post your photo in the April photo album by the 25th April to enter.

If you would like to know more about the challenge find the details here in the magazine.

Get creating and we’ll see you in The Powertex Studio.

Rainbow Unicorn Dreams!

People often ask me if I can turn their ideas in to works of art. I’ve never said no even if I have no idea how I’m going to create the final piece. Pushing forward, constantly challenging myself and breaking out of my comfort zones and colours, mostly produces some of my most loved work.
SO….its safe to say that I have pretty much fallen in love with this commission piece and will be sorry to say goodbye.
It is however going to a home where I know it will be loved and cherished as much as I would. And to be fair I can’t carry on keeping all my work I fall in love with I would run out of room in my house and be poor!
I hope you love this little rainbow unicorn wonder as much as I do. All created with my favourite universal medium Powertex. In exactly a month today I will be making my Hochanda debut with our Tracey and boy, oh boy do we have some exciting projects, ideas and NEWshhhhh…. products to show you.
  ❤ Toodle pip Anna xXx ❤