Friday, 1 April 2016

Powertex frame, mixed media project.

Todays share is Powertex.
Liquid Sculpting Medium.
Its a wooden frame, painted with ivory powertex.
The fabric, lace, cardboard, die cuts and other bits and pieces have had the liquid worked into them, then they stick to the frame.

Once the frame and elements are all coated, i spritzed with powertex bister, blue and brown.
 Then dried with a hair dryer.

When dry, i used the pigment, bronze to highlight the elements.
To finish a few gems, a pearl and stickles star dust to add some sparkle. Which its a shame but the photos do not show the sparkle, which is really pretty.

This is my first play with powertex at home.
I did a few workshops at the NEC a few weeks ago, but nothing like this.
This was a good learning curb and i think next time i will do better.
I really struggled with the pigments in the spray bottles, they just kept blocking.
If i can sort the bottles out i will get a better finish.
The lace butterfly and flowers have dried hard and look really great, will do this again on other projects, as the torn cardboard and hessian.
Other items used are, muslin, Powertex 3D balls small and medium, chipboard shapes.

Would like to enter these challenges;
which gave me a good push to use my powertex and i now want to make another one.
Anything Goes -
Anything Goes with chipboard and flowers -
Anything mixed media -
Bingo, lace, flowers and die cuts -
Hope you like my project and thanks for


  1. This looks great, I love the flowers given the powered treatment!

    Lucy x

  2. Oh wow, this is just stunning. Love the composition of the piece. Cara x

  3. I love the bronze highlighting, really effective. Stunning creation.

  4. really beautiful - love the mixture of different items you've used x

  5. Wonderful creation Samantha! The colours and textures look lovely.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  6. Wow love all the work and texture you have put into your creation
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    Debbie Dt

  7. A wonderful canvas and a great arrangement of elements.
    Thank you for joining in with the April challenge "Anything Goes with Chipboard, Stencils, or Flowers Options " at Creative Artiste Mixed Media and good luck x

  8. Wonderful Canvas!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Heaven Shop and good luck! Hope to see you next time again! Warm hugs, Irene Mendes DT