I have been having a little play with the gorgeous Cassiopeia and Aphrodite’s Kiss stamps from Anna. They are stunners.
I stamped and heat embossed in black or gold embossing powder and coloured with various gel pens (glitter, metallic, glaze).
I used them to decorate a couple of small cheap notebooks – love my newly adorned books now.
I did a bit of freehand doodling around the edges with a fine tipped marker.
These are gorgeous stamps simply used in the traditional way. The textures and patterns give scope for so much more too. Great for pressing texture into Powertex clay. Off to have a play x.
What kind of magic spell would you use? Well Halloween is here. I love this time of year it is literally magic! Hope you have all had a fantastic time carving pumpkins, dressing up, eating toffee apples and lots of candy.
I decided to create a little Halloween project of my own. If I was at Hogwarts I would definitely be using this to write all of my spells in.
For the base I used Black Powertex, I added some lace and used ‘the end’
stencil with easy structure for extra texture.
I love the black for how the colour pops once you have dry brushed your piece. I always lay out my design so I get a balance to the composition. I used a mixture of plaster and metal embellishments. The roses were created by pushing stone art clay into the rose mould
I am loving the new mdf hinges
they give great depth to any project. Once everything was coated with Powertex I left to dry and then dry brushed with turquoise and burgundy. Toodles Anna xXx
I have to say I am still a little in my infancy when it comes to knowing who is who in the craft world.This will change the longer I am a part of it I am sure. I have already made some wonderful close super talented friends and this has only come about from my love of being creative and I am glad I quit my job nearly 3 years ago to pursue my dreams because really life is far to short to not give what you were born to do a try.
This is an image of one of my works the rest are all Liz Welch’s beautiful works of art.
On that note I would like to pay tribute to a lady who was a friend of one of my dear friends and who appeared to leave a mark on the world that will remain. To Liz Welch. Knowing she was dying of cancer she still had a positive outlook right to the end and didn’t want her death to be all about her but her family and friends left behind.
What a superb role model to look up to. I would like to honor a lady who seemed to shine brightly where she went with a smile on her face and positive energy surrounding her. I am sad to only have come across her work now.
Sometimes our life on this earth is shorter than we expect and we truly need to understand making the most of it is important. Knowing I can continue to inspire and light peoples passion when I am gone would make me happy. Then I will feel like my purpose on this earth was fulfilled. A reflective Toodle pip Anna xXx
This one has me in the mood for a little music. My guitar
playing has something left to be desired. Perhaps, when I find some spare time I will give it another go, for now I will leave it to the experts and stick with singing in my local Rock choir. Although, I do have some pretty mean guitar skills in rock band on the xbox but I am not quite sure that counts……
I have mixed my love of music with my favourite time of year which is autumn. Not so much for the change in temperature but for the beautiful colours that come with the harvest.
The yellow ochre
Powertex universal medium seems to offer itself so well to the russet orange, reds and golds of the fall.
The approach of harvest honors rebirth and renewal and is seen as a time for reaping what has been sewn through out the year. But I especially love that it celebrates creative talents and craftsmanship. A long established custom is the rise in craft festivals and skilled artisans selling their wares particularly at this time of year.
As the dark evenings grow close, it’s seen as the best time of year to learn a new craft, or hone creative talent and skills. Seems like the perfect time to crack open a bottle of Powertex
and let the creativity flow. Enjoy and do share your makes with me on the Powertex addicts group
If you like the look of a project like this and want to learn some new techniques why not contact a tutor near you who can show them to you. If you want to support me as a full time artist follow my page on facebook at Rosehart Studio.
Toodle pip Anna xXx
PERFECTLY PINK POWERTEX JELLYFISH
I’m loving the POWERTEX shows on HOCHANDA today and I hope you are too! Tracey and Anna have done us proud and I am so inspired!
A day without Powertex is a day…well let’s not even go there!
So here’s another project to help you create your own Powertex art work. It’s time for a Jelly Fish!
I remember my brother being stung by one of these critters in Llandudno when we were kids and that was not fun at all!!!! This however was….
As before, I did a rough layout of where I thought I would place my embellishments and textiles.
TIP: Take a photo! Once we swipe them off to get started it’s easy to forget!
I started with Ivory Powertex and spread this all over and in the joins between the top and bottom peices. I then spread it all over the strengthening piece.
I love the way these have been designed!
I dried it with a hairdryer (then picked up all the embellishments that were blown over the floor by the hairdryer – woops!!)
Once dry I turned it over and did the same on the front.
I then poured a tiny bit of the Red Powertex into the Ivory and mixed it up. This gave me a soft to medium pink!
TIP: less is more in colour mixing as Powertex tends to dry darker!
I spread the pink Powertex all over the front and then started to add my texture.
First I started with some of the lace and ricrac braid. Using the lace around the curved top of the jelly fish and moving down to the two outer tentacles with the ricrac braid.
Next the embellishments, circles and cogs.
Oh boy I had fun with this, it was kind of like karma thinking back to my unfortunate brother falling foul to their nasty sting!
I have to say I haven’t had so much fun in ages!!!
Once they were all in place, I used some of the Powercotton from the embellishment pack to add a bit more texture.
I then sprayed with black bister for a bit of dimension and dried with the hairdryer and left the piece to dry overnight.
NOTE: you can dry this in a drying box to speed up but it was more convenient to me to leave overnight. I also find this gives the metal embellishments chance to dry to a really hard fix.
Once dry I had lots of fun colour to bring out all that fabulous texture and detail.
The first lot of dry brushing I did was with the Powercolour burgundy pigment with Easy varnish and my 3/4″ Powerex Brush to go back over some of the areas I had covered with bister, this can be seen in the image above right.
I then moved onto blue and green, as shown on the left.
Next one of my favourite colours, Yellow Ochre – you can seen this around the tentacles in the image to the right!
As I always do, I added bits and bobs of colour in various places sometimes overlapping with what colour I had already laid down. This really creates so much interest.
Finally I used my most favourite of the gold pigments Colourtrix Bronze Gold.
Here is my funky Perfectly Pink Powertex Jelly Fish in all it’s glory!
Hope you like it and hope to see your Jelly Fish popping up on Powertex Addicts facebook page very soon!
Have fun and bye for now!