Yesterday I went to a wonderful Powertex workshop with Alison Turner......what a lovely, informative and oh so patient lady! It's the second workshop I and several friends have done with Alison. Last time we explored Powertex Stone Art and I made this ........
I actually prefer this as a piece of wall art rather than on the stand but it still hasn't found a home on a wall yet, lol!
This time we made some fabulous angels. They vary slightly but are approximately 20" tall and when fully cured in three weeks time they can be put outside as garden ornaments if we want. I haven't made my mind up yet as she's currently in residence in my hall and I rather like looking at her everytime I walk past.
Anyway, this is going to be a very photo heavy post more as a record for me really so feel free to skip through if you would rather.
Attaching the head/bust to the base using a toilet roll inner stuffed with foil and masking tape.
Creating wings and again attaching with masking tape. I also gave her a more realistic figure with boobs and waistline ;-).....well, shall we say the boobs and waistline I wish I still had, lol!
Strip of Powertex soaked fabric to create undergarment.
Wings adorned and whole figure covered in bronze Powertex.
And here she is fully complete with colour added. I only added a little at the workshop but decided to add more at home this morning. I dry brushed PaperArtsy Fresco Jade with a touch of Snowflake mixed with their Metallic Glaze and then added highlights of Copper and Gold Treasure Gold.
Her beautiful face!
The ruffled bottom of the overgarment.
Back detail......love the draping!
Doesn't she look regal!
If anyone wants to learn how to use this product I would not hesitate to recommend Alison whose studio is in Stapleford, Notts.
Many thanks to our buddy Sam for organising our workshop. It sure was another fabulous day and I hope to goodness I haven't passed on my awful cough to anyone there.