Moulin Rouge Corset Artwork and Blog Post by Erika Venter
This month is Naughty November and our kit is a Moulin Rouge Corset - now available from Powertex Australia.
I love the Moulin Rouge and was super exited to design this Corset. I gathered some items from my studio and started to throw some ideas around. My first idea was to create a jewellery stand by using fabric and wire but then I thought maybe a crackle effect would be good and followed through with that idea.
So, this is how I designed my Corset…. Enjoy!
To create spacers, use Styrofoam and cut out 2 blocks of 15cm x 4cm x 2.5cm.
Shake and stir Powertex Red very well. Pour some into a plastic container and paint both sides of the MDF Corset, the accessories and Styrofoam spacers (as pictured). Leave to dry completely before doing the other side. Using only one MDF piece at a time, paint another layer of Powertex Red and spray with Bister Black then use the hairdryer on hot to create the crackle effect on the MDF Corset pieces (the thicker the paint the bigger the cracks). Follow this until the front and back, inside and out are finished. Make sure you leave them to dry completely before doing the other side. Do the same with the Styrofoam spacers.
Place the spacers onto the inside of the back MDF Corset piece +/- in the middle and so that it lines up as shown in the picture. Use Powertex Transparent to glue it on and then apply another layer onto the blocks and place the front pieces of the Corset on top off it. Leave to dry completely…. or speed up the process by using the hairdryer on cold.
I found this lovely pearl lace to finish off the top and bottom of my Corset. Pour Powertex Transparent into a plastic covered bowl. Measure the lace to fit the front and back. Dip it into Powertex Transparent and drape it onto the edge as shown in pictures. Leave to dry or use the hairdryer to set.
Spray Bister Black onto the accessories and leave to dry. Before I started the whole process, I had a play around with the arrangement of the bits and pieces to decorate my Corset (see picture).
Use Powertex Transparent to glue all bits on. Leave to dry.
The lace up was a bit tricky. I measured about 1 metre of lint to lace up the Corset. If you struggle to get the lint through the holes use a crochet needle to pull it through. To add the sock suspenders, use Powertex Transparent and glue it onto the middle of the front piece or thin wire. The back of the Corset looked very empty, so I used the leftover pieces and decorated the back (as shown in picture). To finish off your Corset use Colourtrix Rich Gold and Easycoat Glossy to highlight some of the accessories.
I had so much fun designing this Moulin Rouge Corset and I am really happy with the end result but when I put it on my Jewellery stand that was just… WOW!!!
I HOPE THAT THIS MOULIN ROUGE THEME WILL INSPIRE YOU JUST AS MUCH AS ME…
SO, WHY WAIT, ORDER YOUR CORSET KIT NOW AND START CREATING TODAY!
Enjoy the ride…
Artwork and Blog Post by Renee Warwick, WA
Hi to all our Powertex FUNaddicts, the theme for October is Halloween & here at Powertex we are celebrating the holiday of ‘Day of the Dead’ with this awesome sugar skull kit… I was sooo inspired by this month’s theme and the meaning behind this celebration that I couldn’t wait to get down and dirty with my Powertex and share this creation with you all!!!
My challenge to myself was to only use what was within the kit… And I am proud to say that’s exactly what I did with the exception of sourcing a really cool napkin to cover my mask with as you will see below… Let’s get started…
Tools and Extra Supplies:
NOTE: don’t keep painting the easycoat in one area as you will break your image… Don’t worry too much if you get some creases in this as it will add to texture later…
Check all your Chippies now and coat the back of them with Powertex - blue… You’ll see that I gave my skull eye lashes, I created these using the scallopy chippy piece by cutting away the swirls … Paint these cut edges with the blue Powertex
Voila You’re Done…
So, how’s your Sugar Skull looking? Please don’t forget to share your designs onto our Powertex Australia Group page on Facebook and also Funky RenWa’s Designs...
Thank you for taking the time to read my blog...
I hope that I have been able to inspire you on your creative journey with Powertex…
I look forward to having some more fun next month and sharing many more hints and tips with you all… Here’s a little hint of what to expect...
I’ve been told that we can be a little naughty… Ooh La La!!!
Cheers for now to you all...
Your friendly Neighbourhood Powertex FUNatic
RenWa (Renee’ Warwick)
P.S. Don’t forget to check out our resource page on Powertex Australia… Lots of great free tutorials and resources on how to use our products
Artwork and Blogpost by Charmaine Webb, Cobwebbs Craft Studio, WA
When I got the MDF Skull to decorate for Halloween, I thought I needed to spice her up a bit, bringing in a little Mexican flavour… as I like the Sugar Skulls they make, garish in colour and just frighteningly beautiful at the same time!
A little fact on the sugar skull or calavera:
A calavera is a representation of a human skull. The term is most often applied to edible or decorative skulls made (usually by hand) from either sugar or clay which are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls' Day. The most widely known calaveras are created with cane sugar and are decorated with items such as coloured foil, icing, beads, and feathers.
Step 1. Gather your supplies & ideas:
Lights off and Eye sockets shining
I hope you feel inspired to try this project!
I had a lot of fun creating it... and LOVE the end result... especially the glowing eyes!!!
Warmth & Hugs
Artwork and Blogpost by Erika Venter, QLD
Our theme for this month is Hauntingly Halloween
There are so many colours in Powertex that I am sure that you can combine any colours and follow the blog and they all will look spectacular. So why wait… get your hands on one of these Sugar Skull MDF kits now available from Powertex Australia and start creating your Sugar Skull for HALLOWEEN 2019
Remove Sugar Skull, bits and pieces from your MDF kit. Use Scrapbook paper of your choice and trace the back of the Sugar Scull onto the paper. Cut the pattern out… make sure when you trace the pattern that you use the mirror image. Use Easycoat Glossy and apply a layer onto the MDF board and stick the paper onto the board. Make sure that you apply enough Easycoat Glossy so that the paper sticks. Use a damp clothe and wipe out any creases. Apply another layer of Easycoat Glossy over the paper to finish. Set aside to dry completely.
Use Powertex Black and paint the inside of the MDF board and set aside to dry, then paint some of the Accessories (see picture below). Also use Powertex Yellow (or other colour of your choice) and paint the flowers and extra bits. Make sure that you paint both sides in case some pieces hang over the edge when decorating. When the inside of the front is dry use Powertex yellow and paint the whole front piece. I used my hairdryer to speed up the drying process.
Use your second piece of Scrapbook paper and tear out a mask piece for the face. Use Easycoat Glossy and follow the same procedure as before and glue it on. Remember to seal it with another coat on the top. Paint a layer of Powertex Yellow onto the bottom of the face and spray with Bister Brown. Use the hairdryer on hot and create a crackle effect. Remember (for thicker cracks use more Powertex in certain spots and for thinner cracks less Powertex). Leave to dry completely.
I always play around with some ideas before starting to decorate any art piece… which is what I did with this MDF Sugar Skull. I was very excited to get started because I already had a picture in my mind where to place each piece. I first glued the chain and tassel on and the extra accessories that I gathered from my supplies. I then followed my own ideas and used Easycoat Glossy to glue everything on (as in pictures above). This is where your own creativity can come in… play and have fun!
I used some of the Scrapbook paper and put it under the mouth to make it look like white teeth. Put aside to dry completely. Now use 3 pieces of cork to glue the front and back parts of the skull together… use two on the top of the head and one onto the chin to give it a 3D effect. Apply Easycoat Glossy onto the 3 cork pieces and stick the front piece onto the 3 cork pieces and let it dry. Then use Colourtrix Bronze Gold to highlight some areas to complement the Bronze Chain and Tassel. Complete the Sugar Skull by adding some bling onto the flowers. I used the same Bronze colour gemstones and also a Bright Yellow gemstone.
This was so much fun and I love my end result!
This Sugar Skull project will allow you to play with a range of techniques using Powertex, Easycoat Glossy, Bister crackle & Colourtrix colours
Join me on my creative journey with Powertex…
Enjoy the ride…
Artwork and Blogpost by Renee Warwick, WA
Hi to all our Powertex FUNaddicts, the theme for September is the ‘Seaside…’
My inspiration for this comes from my childhood - of spending many weekends and school holidays with our large family on the Gold Coast… Soooo many joyous memories of many long beautiful sunny days at the beach frolicking in the ocean with my sister, brothers and my many cousins… Over the years we have continued this tradition, but on the beaches of WA with our sons and now their families …
So, there’s no surprise that I have endless creative thoughts and ideas running through my head… The first of which is doing an altered bottle …
Tools and Extra Supplies:
Step 1. Preparation
Cut a piece of lace long enough to wrap around the neck of the bottle… Lay the lace down onto your mat and paint both the front and back of the lace with Ivory Powertex. Then paint the neck of your bottle with the Ivory Powertex where the lace is to be positioned and place this onto your bottle... The wet Powertex will act as the glue and hold this into position…
Now get some string ready… I used about 3 pieces of mop string to wrap around the top of the lace to the top of the bottle. Dip your string into the Powertex and remove all excess back into your cup… Rub the Powertex well into the string… coat all your pieces and lay on to mat. Paint the top of the bottle where the string is to go then start wrapping this around until it is all covered.
Step 5. Softening edges of the serviette
Use your sponge with some Ivory Powertex to lightly rub around all the edges of the serviette… Allow to dry and then go back over the edges where needed
Step 6. Decorating your Bottle
Dip more mop string into your Powertex as you did for the neck of the bottle … Lay this around the edge of your serviette to look like Seagrass … Ensure that you put a little Powertex under your string so that it will stick in place
Step 7. Modelling the Stone Art Clay
Step 9. Dry Brushing with Powertex
Pour a little Powertex onto your pallet, and using a flat paint brush, gently dry brush over the surface of your grass shells etc etc even the rope and lace at the top…
Step 10. Embellishing with Colourtrix
Put a little White silver colourtix onto your pallet along with a little Easycoat glossy or matt, then again using a dry brush technique go over some areas that you wish to highlight on your bottle… Please experiment and have fun!!!
So, how’s your bottle looking? Please don’t forget to share your designs onto our Powertex Australia Group page on facebook and also RenWa’s Funky Designs...
I thankyou for taking the time to read my blog and hope that I have been able to inspire you on your creative journey with Powertex…
I look forward to next month having some more fun and sharing many more hints and tips with you all…
Cheers for now to you all
Your friendly Neighbourhood Powertex FUNatic
RenWa (Renee’ Warwick)
Ashley Hay is an artist and the Importer of Powertex for Australia. Ashley has become a great advocate for this amazing product and wishes to share her excitement about the versatility of Powertex with others.