Last Friday I went to Make-It at Farnborough. It was my first time at this particular show and I was really looking forward to it and their range of classes was appealing to say the least.
The first class I signed up for was the Powertex Class because as I have shared, I needed to kick-start my confidence with this medium… I was a little surprised to be met by an empty Budweiser bottle! But Oh Wow! You can end up with a very attractive vase or ornament very quickly from just one bottle.
It took about 40 minutes end toe end to model and it was so simple. One handy tip I picked up was that if you are having problems getting the Powertex to stick to the bottle – add some masking tape to it first! But we had no problems at all.
Once it was touch dry the pigments came out, this is my favourite part of the power text process and involves a little bit of varnish, a little bit of pigment, a dry brush and a lot of confidence – as you can see from these pictures, I have been a lot more generous with the pigment than I was with my first attempt. I have realised this is just a confidence “thing”
This weekend I am going to finish covering my box and will be adding the pigment – so watch this space.
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