Hi all, still enjoying playing with this gungy stuff! and yes I said gungy not grungy Lol!
I saw the current challenge on Anything But Cute using a mood board and thought how interesting it would be to use these colours and the theme to create a dimensional project using the Powertex fabric hardener.
This is the completed project and how I created it.
I used a polystyrene ball and applied some masking tape before starting to ensure the fabric had something to grab onto as the Powertex may not cling well to the polystyrene.
So first you need to thoroughly cover your chosen fabric in the liquid.
Then cover the ball. I wanted folds and pleats which you create as you attach the fabric.
Once this part was complete I used some of the Powertex stones to add texture and some clay dragonflies which I had made earlier with paper clay and moulds.
At this stage it needs to be left to dry thoroughly before painting. It is possible to mix paint with the Powertex but that is not the method I wanted to use this time.
My thoughts for this came from the theme of Earth Day which is why I wanted a round shape but I also had my own garden in mind too and the insects that like to fly around the pond so it all kind of became part of the globe.
And so to the colour and a few views before we get started.
I quite like it cream which made it quite difficult to add colour.
I actually started at the bottom allowing some of the ink to drip down then turned it over and worked from the top with the same technique. This gives a nice light coverage with some patchy areas. I deliberately allowed some of the cream to show through too.
The next stage was to add gilding wax to highlight the texture.
The thing I love with Powertex is that although I have a plan in mind there are always unexpected surprises.
I really enjoyed making this piece and I would love to know what you think of it.
Happy crafty week,
I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Mixed Media Place: April Challenge- Creative Gym #18
" Be Patient. The Best Things Happen Unexpectedly."
Anything But Cute Challenge #12 - April- Earth Day
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge#23 - Dimension
We Love To Create Challenge 9# Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
Tando Creative April Challenge "Colour Palette"