Monday, 31 October 2016

Christmas baubles to Powertex or not to Powertex

Christmas Baubles

This week I have been teaching Bauble decorations. Some are decorated with Powertex Stone Art, Some are decorated with Powertex liquid hardener and some are decorated with plain old tissue paper but they all have Sue Wilson Xmas die cuts on them.

The one on the left is tissue and die cut card, the one in the middle is Powertex hardener and the one on the right is Stone art powder and bister.

I wanted to show that die cuts can be incorporated into the Powertex mix.

This one is done with Tissue paper, Black paint , Micaceous Iron Oxide and silver paint.

Nicely held up for the camera by Jean Pierre the mutant Zombie ( you will meet him later).

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Halloween Powertex pirate bottle workshop

Powertex Pirate Bottles

What a great night , well done to everybody who participated in the workshop.
well this is my Jack Sparrow inspired Powertex Pirate Bottle. Made using black Powertex fabric hardener.

The finished collective

The ladies individual finished bottles.Well done .

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Powertex "Jenna" Sculpture By John Glossop

Latest Powertex Fabric Sculpture Jenna

Hello again , I know its been a while since I posted but I've been a bit busy with work and holidays.
This weekend we have had the pleasure of teaching a Powertex fabric sculpting workshop at That Craft Place Ltd a lovely shop in Polegate, Eastbourne. Our hosts Lisa and Danny and all the ladies made us most welcome . I can honestly say that both Heather and I had a fantastic time , all the sculptures turned out fantastic and all the ladies should be proud of what they made .

This is Jenna, This is my instructional piece from the day and I'm quite happy with the way she evolved . I'm not sure yet if she is staying like this . She may get the " Verdigris treatment". I'll keep you posted.

A group photo of all the finished sculptures from the front.

A group photo of all the finished sculptures from the back.

I thought I would show pictures of the back as nobody ever seems to and our sculptures had as much attention to detail on the back as they did on the fronts.
Hope you enjoy.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Powertex Statue Pictures From Latest Workshop

Pictures Of Latest John Glossop Statue Workshop

These are pictures of the finished statues from my latest statue workshop. Everyone of the ladies made a fantastic job of their statue but as usual the pictures don't do them justice, so you'll just have to take my word for it .

This is Princess Bongi , made using the Powertex head Thulani from the African series. She is made using Bronze fabric Hardener and all natural fibre materials. I think she turned out quite well.

The ladies did a mix of winged figures and non-winged figures. They all used the Grace head and all started with the same raw products , how different they all look .

Different types of wings on these two .

Building the base.

Don't ask me what is happening here , I seem to have been caught in a "special" moment . This is my concentrating face .

Stage one complete.

Stage two complete.

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Metal Embossing Wooden Trinket Box

Repousse Decorated Box

A great workshop from the summer , This is a workshop I taught in the summer. It was done for a group of ladies at Crafty Moments in Market Weighton .
The inside of the box is lined using a faux leather technique.
The outside of the box is painted first with black and then red oxide acrylic paint .
once the paint is dry the two layers are then sanded through to expose some of the metal.

The art of Repousse is the art of metal embossing or metal chasing, usually by hand . On this workshop we embossed both by hand and then using an embossing machine .

The top of the box is pictured above this is hand embossed with hand done faux rivets.

The front of the box hand scooched and machine embossed.

Monday, 3 October 2016

Powertex Primitive heart

Waste not want not

whenever I am working on a Powertex piece I try to have a small piece to work on at the same time . By doing this I minimise waste , any surplus material or Powertex Hardener goes onto the secondary piece.
That's how this piece came about whilst making a garden plaque the off cuts of material and excess bronze hardener were used to create this lovely secondary piece.

The offcuts of chain were embedded into Glossy accents so that they kept their metallic appearance.

Detail of the recycled brooch .