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.