Designer – Patricia Williams
As the theme for this month is the Roman Empire, for this article my thoughts turned to all those wonderful columns. They are quite majestic as they tower above us reaching for the sky. Before I started work on my project, I researched styles so I could get a feel for where I was heading.
Ivory Powertex Fabric Hardener
Yellow ochre Powertex Fabric Hardener
MDF or wood squares
Building My Column
I started by rolling my corrugated cardboard to size. Use a former underneath if you wish. The centre of a large tin foil would do to give it a bit of strength. Glue firmly together using Powertex Fabrc Hardener and leave to dry.
Add Stone Art
I gave my column a good covering of Ivory Powertex Fabric Hardener and rubbed in a generous layer of Stone Art. I left it to settle while doing the same for the top and bottom of my Column. Repeating this stage a second time made sure it was well covered.
Spray with Bister
I finished by spraying generously with Brown Bister. This did give it a lovely look of worn stone. I left it all to dry overnight.
The Finishing Touches
I started to work on my decoration, I made scrolls from the corrugated cardboard I had used for the main structure, this worked well and added that extra touch. I used the same technique of coating with Powertex and rubbing in Stone Art, attaching these to the column with a dab of Ivory Powertex.
Happy with that it was now onto dry brushing, I decided to keep it simple and dry brush with Yellow Ochre and Ivory Powertex.
I am pleased with the result, what do you think? Would look great just standing in a corner of the garden or as a plinth for another one of your Powertex creations, its nice to elevate pieces of work to create layers and depths to a display.
There are also lots of other fabulous articles on the Powertex Magazine, be sure to check them out they make very good reading and fill you with inspiration.
Thank you for reading I will be back again with more articles,