Saturday, 27 August 2016

Finished Powertex Garden plaque "Bordeaux"

The Bordeaux Fairy

This is another of my Powertex garden plaques , this one is called Bordeaux .
It is a 10" x 10" MDF panel with 2 mini plaques attached to create a dimensional composite. The fairy, rose and leaves are plaster of Paris and the dragonflies are metal embellishments.
The Background is done using T-shirt material and Bronze Powertex Hardener. The entire panel is colour washed with Powertex Easy Varnish and Bordeaux Powercolor. Finally I dry brushed using layers of the following colours until I got the result I desired. Powercolor White, Colortricx Silver and finally Colortricx Terraviolet.

Thanks for looking
John Glossop Powertex Instructor

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

John Glossop Powertex Solar Powered Bottle Bling

A fantastic workshop last weekend in Middlesbrough

Last weekend saw the my first proper workshop of making the Solar powered
Powertex bottle bling
These are pictures of mine and Heathers' finished projects
Mine is the green one and Heathers is the lovely red one.
A great workshop making a nice functional project.

Monday, 22 August 2016

Powertex workshop Day at Graces Craft Shop Middlesbrough

Fantastic Day of  "Powertexing"

What a great day at Graces Craft Shop . Crafting with old friends , what a great group of ladies.

Not forgetting Edna todays tea and coffee ambassador

The ladies are hard at it.

Me trying to sound as though I know what I'm taking about.

Finished and everyone of them a work of art.

Friday, 19 August 2016

Buddha Plaque

Buddha Texture Plaque

I thought I'd post something a bit different this time . I didn't want you guys to think that I can only do one type of thing , as much as I love Powertex I did have a life before it . This was a piece commissioned by the company I work for, to Showcase one of the new products we were introducing at the big trade show at the N.E.C Birmingham in 2016. This canvas is about 20 x 14 inches  and uses the following products

Cosmic Shimmer Mold n Tex texture powder,
Cosmic Shimmer Lustre Paints,
Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Polish.

Monday, 15 August 2016

Bottle cuffs....Powertex Style

Lovely Powertex Bottle Cuffs

I thought I would showcase a couple of Heathers projects tonight . These are such cool little pieces of art, great as gifts in their own right, if you were buying someone a nice bottle of wine what a nice way to decorate it .

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Finished Powertex Mini Plaques

Finished Mini Powertex Plaques

Well, I finally got around to finishing those mini plaques and it seems to me that you can use just about anything on these plaques . I have tried to mix them up a bit , mixing both texture and colour to get a mix of effects. They are all done with Bronze Powertex hardener . They are all coloured with either Powertex Pigments or Powertex Colortricx or a combination of the two.

This one is actually my favourite, Strange because its not mine its Heathers ?

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Powertex Solar Powered Bottle Bling

Bottle Bling with a purpose

I needed something for a class that was functional . This is what Heather came up with a Powertex bottle bling workshop that's a garden light .
The bottle was decorated using Powertex Ivory hardener and various plaster and metal embellishments Before spraying with brown Bister. We then  scoured the garden shops for a solar powered light that would fit into the bottle. By a strange quirk of fate this was the only light where the metal sleeve protecting the solar panel actually slides off allowing you to decorate that piece and slide it back on. This makes a great accompanying piece for the Pixie house.

In the Studio

In The Night Time Garden

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Powertex and upcycling

An old Tool Box and some Powertex

As it was a nice weekend I decided to do a bit of upcycling . We had an old tool box of Heathers that was looking a bit sorry for itself so we decided to use it as a planter. I gave it a good clean out before drilling some holes in the bottom for drainage. I then topped it up with all purpose compost before planting a mix of bedding plants . No planter is complete without a Powertex Pixie house for the local Pixies to move into.

Heathers Powertexed Bottle solar light sits nicely by its side and keeps it illuminated through the night.

This is the third place my pixie house has been moved too but I think this time it is here to stay.

Nothing "pixie" about this flower.... it dwarf's all the other flowers in the garden it is so HUGE!!!

Yes ... Heather actually caught me doing something other than crafting , This Lavendula is a bit pot bound , so into a bigger pot with fresh compost.

I also noticed this fine pair of owls are nesting in my spotted Laurel

We seam to be building a menagerie.

He looks a bit like a fish out of water in amongst the lillies.

Monday, 8 August 2016

More Powertex Plaques (unfinished)

Four new Powertex Plaques

Here is a group shot of my latest Powertex Plaques these are usually made when I have excess hardener left over from other projects. 
I will try and get these finished over the next couple of days so you can see the difference.

This I think is my favourite of the four the lions head mini knocker is so cool.

I think this is my favourite too, although not technically a plaque as it doesn't sit on any base.
I quite like this one as well haha what's not to like a brilliant mini project that anybody can do.

This one is Heathers I love this because it has a more feminine feel to it . I struggle a bit in that department.

Friday, 5 August 2016

Dierdre a Steampunk Mannequin

Finished at last

Well its taken a long time to finish this project, and I must admit I have thoroughly enjoyed it. It has taken a  long time, not because its been a chore, but because like most artist/crafters I have always got half a dozen project on the go at one time. I am really happy with the finish and as ever the pictures don't do her justice .Diedre stands about 3ft and is about 18" wide . all the textures and techniques are available in workshop format . So if you like steampunk leave me a comment.