Method # 1: Mix Powercolour and Transparent Powertex
1 x 40ml jar of Powercolour usually colours 1lt of Transparent PTX. Powercolour is a highly refined, quality art pigment that can easily be hand mixed into Powertex to make a diverse range of colours. To avoid granulation and to achieve an even, rich colour mix the Powercolour into a paste before adding it to the Powertex. This can be done by adding a VERY small amount of water to the Powercolour until it becomes a creamy consistency. Once this is achieved simply add the paste to the Transparent Powertex and mix thoroughly. Reduce the percentage of Powercolour to add to smaller amounts of Powertex i.e. 1/2 jar Powercolour: 1/2 lt Powertex.
Method # 2: Add Powercolour to Easy Coat or Easy Varnish
Powercolour can be added in small quantities to our Powertex painting mediums enabling an artist to mix a wide range of colours that can be used to embellish their artwork. Realistic stone effects can be achieved when used in conjunction with Stone Art.
Above: Bronze Powertex has been used as the base colour & it is pictured being embellished with green Powercolour & Easy Varnish. Learn more Brush Techniques in our workshops that are held throughout Australia.
# 3: Use Powercolour Dry
Powercolour can be used as a dry pigment sprinkled onto wet Powertex: Take a small amount of Powercolour & sprinkle it onto the desired surface, this may be a slab of Stone Art (pictured below) or a painting. The pigment is quite 'powdery' and 'loose' so it is necessary to 'fix' it after 2-3 weeks with a spray varnish. You can also experiment with other ways to 'fix' it during the working process, for example you could try using a fine mist spray nozzle to spray Easy Coat Medium onto the work after you have applied the Powercolour. This process can result in some 'happy accidents' where the pigments run & mix! Experimental play with the media...for 'Arts Sake'....is FUN!!!
To kick start your creativity in the New Year Powertex Australia is offering a FREE Powercolour with every 1lt of Transparent Powertex that you purchase during Jan & Feb 2012 (while stocks last). Powercolour is a quality art pigment that you can use to colour transparent Powertex. You can also use it with Easy Coat (Glossy or Matt) & Easy Varnish to embellish your sculptures. You can also subscribe to our newsletter during January to receive tips on how to use Powercolour. Best Wishes for a Happy & Creative New Year!!!
Ashley Bowley is the owner of Powertex Australia and the Importer for Powertex Fabric Hardener, in Australia. Ashley has become a great advocate for this amazing product and wishes to share her excitement about the versatility of Powertex with others.