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)
Blogpost & Artwork by Erika Venter, QLD
The theme for this month is Seaside and our MDF kit is this lovely Seahorse. I was very excited to start designing this project and all the embellishments just made me even more exited! So, this is how I designed my Seaside September Seahorse.The theme for this month is Seaside and our MDF kit is this lovely Seahorse. I was very excited to start designing this project and all the embellishments just made me even more exited! So, this is how I designed my Seaside September Seahorse.
Use Powertex Ivory and paint both sides of the seahorse and let it dry completely. Make a little bit of paste by mixing Stone Art and Powertex Ivory in a bowl and use it to glue the tail and head together. Leave to dry. Paint another layer of Powertex Ivory onto the front of the Seahorse and cover with Stone Art. Press firmly onto the Stone Art to make sure it sticks onto the Powertex. I left mine outside in the sun to dry more quickly. While waiting for the Stone Art to dry start painting the MDF embellishments with Powertex Ivory and set aside to dry. I also painted some extra shells (some shells have a glaze on them so they will need a second coat)
When the Stone Art is dry rub all the excess off and place it in a separate container to use for another project. Pour Powertex Ivory into a bowl. Pre-measure the rope around the edges of the Seahorse to make sure its not to long or to short. Paint a strip around the edge and dip the rope into the PowerteX Ivory and drape it around the edges of the Seahorse making sure you press it into the Stone Art.
Use Powertex Ivory to paint over the Stone Art and then dip the MDF embellishments into the Powertex Ivovy and arrange them onto the Seahorse. Pour some 3D Sand and balls in some areas and leave to dry (I used a hairdryer on cold and low to speed up the process) Paint another layer over the 3D sand and balls to secure them onto the Seahorse.
Use Bister Yellow, Blue and Red to spritz some areas with colour, as desired. Then mix Colourtrix Blue with Easycoat glossy and apply it onto the 3D Balls using a dry brush technique. Use some Easycoat glossy and Glue the eye on. I also used Colourtrix Rich Gold to highlight the shells and the MDF embellishments. More embellishments can be added anytime. I used a little glass bottle with a note and 3D sand in it to complete my Seaside September Seahorse. This project will dry quickly to touch and will harden in a few days. If you wait for this Seahorse to cure fully for 3 weeks it can
I had so much fun design and creating this project,
but I feel there’s something missing…
He needs a friend… coming soon!
“ENJOY THE RIDE”
"Dabby" by Renee Warwick WA
Hi to all our Powertex Addicts, the July Inspirational Theme was Rusty Wisdom!!! When I opened my Designer Kit my heart skipped a beat… there were 2 big eyes staring up at me… Well hello there little one… Right away he had personality and I needed to bring him to life…. Here’s my Journey with Dabby the Dabbing Owl…!!!
Let the Fun Begin
WOW... What fun I had in creating Dabby!!!!My grandson's Jake & Ashley were my inspiration behind his name and quirky nature...
The boys loved the owl kit and were super excited hoping that this might be an activity they will do over the upcoming school holidays... Looks like Funky Nanna is going to have some fun with her boys! So, when I had my kit out with all the bits to design my owl one of the things that I had a bit of fun with were his wings... I love quirky... so of course his wings were going to be doing something quite different! Firstly, I had him playing hide and seek with us all… then I did it!!! The house erupted with noises of Yes Nanny that’s it leave him like that … So I knew I had a hit... Yes a winner for sure!!! Who knew my Owl was Dabbing and so were the boys by this time all over the house... That set the mood for the remainder of the arvo, the boys picked the tunes so that Dabby the Dabbing Owl could come to life...
So let's get you all started...
Prep your work area by covering your surface and any work mats with plastic. Get all your bits and bobs needed out and lastly don’t forget your warm soapy water and a jar or something with water to rinse your paintbrushes into, unless of course you would like to add these to your art work (remember Powertex will harden anything when dried including your brushes).… Could be pretty cool!
3. Prep your MDF pieces first by gently sanding both the top and back of all your mdf pieces, then wipe all the dust off. Using your DA Riverstone stencil and easy structure and your shopping card wipe some texture paste over the stencil to the body of your owl. Take care when lifting your stencil that you do not smudge your structure paste… Dry this using a hair dryer then use your cog stencil around in area of his belly. Again dry this layer with a hair dryer. Ensure that you wash both your stencils and shopping card. Put his body to one side & coat all your other mdf pieces and chippies with a layer of Powertex taking care to get into all the cracks and crevices. Paint Powertex onto the top of the owl's body when the easy structure paste is dried
4. Now before we turn him over, we'll attach his MDF beak pieces to his face... Using Powertex paint the back of the 2 beak pieces and place them one on top of the other where the marking is for them to go on the main body piece of MDF
5. Once this layer of Powertex has dried, if it’s looking a little translucent, it may need a second coat if not turn all your pieces over onto a clean piece of glad wrap and paint all the backs with Powertex.
6. Now we are going to prep our area to colour our pieces up, so do a quick tidy up around you and let’s get our colours out...
7. The owl's body I dried brush with Powercolours of Dark Brown and Titanium White... So, using the tip of a clean pallet knife get a small amount of your dark brown and place onto your piece of folded alfoil then do the same with the titanium white placing it onto the pallet but not on top of the brown... You'll now put a small drop of easycoat glossy onto this pallet but away from the pigments...
8. Using the tip of your brush pick up a little Easycoat Glossy then pick up a little dark brown rub this on the pallet on a clean area to make a dryish paste (not too wet or dry) then pick up a little titanium white and mix this into the brown paste. Now you're ready to dry brush this over his body, wings and feet... Keep repeating this step until you get the desired look... If you want to get lighter areas add more white to your mix and more brown if you want an area darker... Put a little brown onto your birds and the branches too…
9. Now let’s get down and dirty with our 'Faux Rust Technique…' So, on your palette if you still have some easycoat glossy left great if not add a little more... Now add a little of the following Powercolours to your pallet - red ochre, titanium white, either mars orange if you have it or mocha and omg my all-time favourite turquoise (don't forget the turquoise)... YAY ... are you ready??? Yes, well let’s get rusting our pieces up…
10. Starting with a mix of red ochre and Easycoat Glossy into a paste we will use the above dry brush technique. Dry brush this all over the fronts of your cogs, barbed wire, hinges, your branches, leaves and the area on his belly that you used the cog stencil on... mmmmm nice huh... Ok now we will dry brush our mars orange around on all these pieces that we put the red ochre (at this stage we are not colouring the whole area with this colour just little here and there). Ooooohhhhh Yeah are you getting excited... Lastly clean and dry your brush really well (it should not be moist from water)... Now we are going to pick up some easycoat glossy with the tip of our brush, then pick up a little of the turquoise, mix this into a paste on the pallet then add a little titanium white with the tip of your brush and mix into the turquoise... The first layer with this colour you doesn’t want too light ... Now dry brush this sparingly over all your cogs, hinges, leaves and the leaves on the branches and a little on the belly of your birds and truly this is just a hint on the cogs, but on the leaves, you can go a little heavier if you like... Now to add some ‘Metallic Colourtrix Magic’
11. We’re using Rich Gold and White silver with easycoat glossy… as with your above colours put a little bit of each of these colourtrix colours out onto you piece of alfoil and a tiny bit of easycoat glossy… I dried brushed white silver using the above technique on the owl’s head, on the stone stencilled part of his body, the edges of his wings, feet and the birds’ breast where the turquoise was brushed… The rich gold I dried brushed onto the cogs, a little on the hinges & barbed wire. I only put a very small amount around, this is a highlight only…
12. Now for the Assemblage... (Clean your area & clean your brushes well with warm soapy water. Hope that you’re having fun and not feeling like Sadie the Cleaning Lady). You will need your Powertex, brush, water, readymade stoneart clay for the next steps so get them ready…
13. Now go back to your phone and look at the picture that you took of your layout and where you wanted all your yummy pieces to go. Lay these over your owl’s body… Happy? You will also notice his beak on my pic has been 3D’d I did this by using a piece of stone art clay that I shaped into a teardrop put some green Powertex onto his beak then pushed this piece of clay onto it and gently shaping it around his beak. Then I dry brushed some rich gold onto this.
14. Now start attaching your pieces by using the green Powertex as a glue for all your pieces… Any that you would like raised or need a little more stick that is where you will use a little stone art clay under your pieces before sticking down… Remember to paint a little green Powertex on the base of your chippy then put the clay on top of that then paint a little more Powertex on the clay surface then gently push into place… Voila!!!
15. Remember you will have time to amend and move pieces as the Powertex is a slow drying adhesive but be careful as we are using green and we have pre coloured our pieces so having a damp cloth to wipe any excess Powertex that be visible on your embellished surface due to you relocating a piece. If you are lucky enough to have transparent Powertex in your collection then I advise to use this to alleviate this problem.
16. Wings Assemblage – the 2 large halves of the cogs I stuck to the underneath of my wings. How I did this was by painting a little green Powertex onto the ends of the cogs placed a little stone art clay applied a little more Powertex onto the top of this clay then pushed my wings into position on top of these exposing the bottom of the cogs (please refer to pic). Stick your hinges into place. Then stick your wings into position. Depending on how you are positioning the wings you may need a little stone art clay to assist with this process…
17. Barbed wire assemblage – you guessed it again this is where stone art clay is a much needed to hold your 2 pieces together, that is if you want it how I have placed them together… Review all your pieces and where you have put them if any of these don’t have much surface area of Powertex being used as your glue then gently lift and add stoneart.
So what have you called your Owl? Did he or she talk to you along the way??? Remember all the products & pieces I have used are available now at Powertex Australia. I thank you for taking the time to read my blog for the Design Team of Powertex Australia and please don’t forget to post photos of your creation onto our Powertex Australia Group on Facebook for all of us to see and admire - click here... and if you can add them to the July – Rusty Folder… If you don’t have Facebook don’t worry if you email a pic to Ashley and we will put this up for you... email
I look forward to sharing more hints and tips with you all next month.
Cheers to you all
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Powertex Fanatic
RenWA ( Reneé Warwick)
Resources to use:
How to make Stone Art Clay: here
The first thought that popped into my head when presented with the theme Rusty and an MDF Owl was an old English nursery rhyme from my childhood that really resonated with me through childhood and into adulthood. Maybe because it is an adage that I am still trying to achieve. It was also an opportunity to bring on the rust. However, I wanted some other colour in the mix and decided upon a hint of purple because of its association with royalty, dignity and wisdom and spiritually with the higher self to which this nursery rhyme alludes.
A Wise Old Owl.
A wise old owl lived in an oak
The more he saw the less he spoke
The less he spoke the more he heard.
Why can't we all be like that wise old bird?
Step One - Design Layout
Step Two – Making the Rusty Structure Paste
Using a flat spatula, mix together Easy Structure, Boom Gel Stain (colours of your choice), rusty powder, sand and balls. The Easy Structure will make the rust section thicker to scratch back into but you can also make a rusty paste with a light coloured powertex universal medium (such as ivory).
Step Three – Apply Paste to Rust the Owl
Step Four– Forehead Feathers
Step Five – Make Stone Art
Step Six – Assembling the Owl
Step Seven – Embellishing
Step Seven – Final Touch Ups
Congratulations! I hope you loved it and have fun creating one.
Please share your art on Powertex Australia Group on Facebook
Blogpost and Artwork by Erika Venter, Monto QLD
The inspiration theme for July is Rusty Wisdom, with the kit featuring an Owl...
I was super excited to get started!
Trace the front and back of the owl onto the Rustic wood paper (or similar), then mark the position of the eyes and cut them out. Using Easycoat Glossy apply a layer onto the front of the Owl and stick the paper on. Tip: the Easycoat Glossy dries quickly so you need to work fast...
Shake & Stir Powertex Bronze well before use. Paint the inside of the eyes and the rest of the body parts (as pictured above).
Cut strips of cheese cloth or stockinette, dip it into Powertex Bronze and then drape it onto the Owl to create suspenders for the pants and texture on the head.
Mix Powertex Bronze with Stone Art to get a paste. Apply the Stone Art to the wings and layer it with bark. Then apply some onto the back of the wings, buttons, gears and the MDF eye bits and stick them onto the body. Leave to dry before the next step. Cover the leftover paste and set aside to use later.
Mix Powertex Transparent, Rusty Powder and 3D balls together, then apply it onto the Owl the desired amount. Spray with Vinegar water and let the Rust process begin.... leave for 24 hours. For more information on how to use Rusty Powder click here
Using your choice of Colourtrix metallic pigments dry brush the textures of the Owl. I got a bit carried away and found a perfect piece of wood in the garden, painted it with Powertex Bronze and made my Owl sit on it. It just finished off what I had in mind for my Rustic Old Owl. Finally, I used Easycoat Glossy to glue the glass eyes on, as well as the back of the owl.
This was so much fun and I love my end result.
This Owl project will allow you to experiment with the Rust powder,
3DBalls, Stone Art and Easy3Dflex.
Join me on my creative journey with Powertex
Enjoy the ride...
Artwork & Blogpost by Erika Venter, QLD
The inspiration theme for this month is Steampunk and the kit is a Dragonfly which is now available from powertex...
I was super exited to get started!
Stir & shake Powertex Bronze well before use, assemble and paint the MDF Dragonfly. Use bigger gears and stick them with Powertex onto the middle of the body to hold everyting together. To create some texture measure and fit Paper deco onto the wings and tail. Spray mist the Paper Deco with water and tease it apart - don’t make it too wet.
I draped the chain in between and around the gears on the wings and also on the tail. Using Powertex Bronze to secure every piece on the wings and the tail. Then left it to dry completley.
I enjoy the Colourtrix metallic pigments so much and it’s always really hard to decide what colour scheme to use… I love the Colourtrix Magic Blue and used that as my base colour mixed with Easycoat mat and covered the whole Dragonfly with it. I then used Colourtrix Magic Purple to highligt some areas on the wings and tail. Colourtrix Bronze Gold and Clear Gold were used for the final touches.
Use Easycoat mat to glue the gemstones, eyes and clocks onto the wings and tail. Your Steampunk Dragonfly is now ready to hang it up where everybody will admire it.
This was so much fun and I love my end result!
This Steampunk Dragonfly project will allow you to make use of a variety of techniques using Powertex, Paper deco, Colourtrix and Easycoat Mat.
Join me on my creative journey with Powertex
Enjoy the ride
I was very excited when I received the Art Dolls as the next design challenge. For a while, I have been wanting to enlarge some of the recycled jewellery pieces I design to make them into wall art, so my mind leapt straight to that idea. An epiphany in the night made me think of the using Powertex Sand and Balls for the Red Queen’s hair and I knew I just had to go with one of my all-time favourite themes of Wonderland. I wanted to play with the juxtaposition of the youthful Alice fresh full of ideas that seem new and the older Red Queen seemingly more powerful but chained to time and her cage full of belongings. I also wanted my work to have an overall silver feel to symbolise a galvanised archetypal story but themed Alice in Pale Blue & Silver and the Red Queen in Red & Gold. They share the colours in their heart as there is a little bit of Alice and Queen in us all.
Step One - Design Layout
Step Two – Make Plaster Pieces
Step Three – Build the Red Queen’s Hair Form
Step Four – Seal the MDF Doll Pieces
Step Five – Make the Red Queen’s Hair
Step Six – Make Stone Art Clay
Step Seven – Create the Red Queen’s Bodice
Step Eight – Build the Box for behind the Red Queen’s Dress
Step Nine - Create Alice’s Dress and Attach Face and Hair
Step Ten – Colourtrix Red Queen and Alice Pieces
Step Eleven – Assemble Doll and Embellish with Found Objects or Jewellery
Step Twelve – Attach the Box Behind the Red Queen’s Dress.
Eventually, I will mount these onto a mirror – through the looking glass.
You could mount on a stand or attach a d-hook on the back as illustrated in my Boho Violin and Eostre Blogs and hang them on your wall.
I Hope you enjoy creating your own
Art Dolls. See you next time Natalie P.
Artwork & Blog post by Erika Venter, QLD
The theme for this month is Quintessentially Quirky and this gorgeous Art Doll kit is now available from Powertex Australia.
I had so much fun designing and creating this quirky Art Doll. This project took me back to my childhood when we used to play with paper dress-up dolls. Since this month is Mother’s Day, I thought that this could be a great gift if I made it functional! So, this is how I created a Quirky Art Doll Fridge magnet.
Choose your favourite Art Doll kit, select and trace the arms, body and wings (as pictured above) onto coloured paper. TIP: ensure the arms that the arms are around the right way when you trace them! Cut all body parts out and glue the paper pieces onto the Art Doll using Easycoat mat decoupage glue. Apply another layer of the Easycoat mat on top of the paper to seal. Put aside to dry.
Use cling wrap and cover the top and bottom part of the doll and leave the middle clear. Using pre-cut strips of Stockinette, dip them into the Powertex colour of your choice (I used Green) and massage the Powertex into the fabric… TIP: don’t soak it as you will waste the product and it will take too long to dry…. Drape it over the cling wrap by making sure it sticks onto the middle of the doll. Leave to dry (if you are in a hurry use a hairdryer to dry it more quickly). Paint the dolls’ hat or crowns with Powertex and leave to dry… I had this little hat in my stash!
Use the split pins and assemble the MDF doll. I also used Easycoat mat to glue the wings on to the back of the doll… you could use Powertex if you prefer.
I wanted to create the look of a Victorian lady, so I used an old necklace that I cut up into pieces for the hat, brooch and waistline. To glue all bits and pieces on I found it easier to use a hot glue gun which gave an instant stick. I folded the hat in half and glued it onto the front and back of the dolls’ head and then decorated the hat with a piece of the jewellery, feathers and a metal butterfly. I used some lace for the neckline, cuffs and middle and created a brooch with another piece of the jewellery and a feather. To finish off the dress I glued another piece of jewellery onto the waistline and a feather on both sides, then left it aside to dry.
Glue the magnets onto the back of the small canvas (as pictured above), then use a sponge to apply Powertex Ivory to the front of the canvas… remember to do the sides as well! Use a little bit of Powertex Green to dab onto the Ivory to create some shading… dark to light, from one corner to the next. Stick the notepad onto the darker corner of the canvas while its still wet. Apply Powertex Ivory onto the back of your quirky Art Doll and stick it onto the lighter side of the canvas and leave it to dry.
This Quintessentially Quirky gift will make any mother’s heart melt… so why wait.... create it for mum today!
This was so much fun and I love my end result!
This Quintessentially Quirky Art Doll will allow you to turn the clock back in time and give you many hours of fun as you let your imagination run wild to dress her up using Powertex and Mixed Media!
I look forward to seeing what you do with your Art Doll Kits!!!
Enjoy the ride
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
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.