Welcome to my latest Powertex article. This month the design team was invited to use a step by step article from another design team member as a source of inspiration. I chose to use the Scarecrows in September by Fiona Potter as I loved this little man as soon as I saw him. However, I […]

Materials Glitter Card or Paper Red tape Wet glue Handles Picture frames (I got mine from a charity shop) Silhouette Flower dies Black & Grey card   Start by deconstructing your picture frame/picture. Use the backboard as a template and cut the glitter paper/card so it fits the frame. Glue the glitter paper/card to the […]

Your picture frame can be any size you want, mine is 283mm x 283mm. The aperture is 207mm x 207. I happened to have a lovely decoupaged frame created for me by my sister, but it can be any frame. You can get some lovely frames in charity shops. You will need: Picture Frame Fabric Stuffing […]

Ingredients Studio Light – Ocean View  Collection of 12 x 12 papers and 6 x 6 papers Studio Light spot stencil Graphic 45 Large Tag Die IndigoBlu – Vintage Gold Nuggets and Blue Lagoon Nuggets Calambour bronze crackle paste LaBlanche – background stamps Christina Griffiths – Lacey Nesting Circle Dies Tim Hotlz Distress Inks – […]

Hello, a quick and adaptable card/canvas from ‘The Making Lady’ from the North East of Scotland. Leonie was so clever in designing this stencil, it may be adapted and indeed added to in so many ways. The print featured in the photo here was number two in a series of seven, all from one application […]

Stamperia are one of my favourite companies for papers and their mixed media products, they make it so easy and the designs are beautiful. Ingredients Stamperia cream paste Stamperia cream paste moulds Stamperia paper pads Stamperia rice papers For this project I decided to use the mould with the corset. Before starting, add cornflour to […]

Powertex is at it’s best when used to upcycle/recycle items we would normally pop in the bin. It is perfect for transforming everyday objects into a sculpture, either for the house or garden. When I was asked to make a 3d animal from recycled materials, I began saving all sorts of items that would normally […]

Hello, it is ‘The Making Lady’ from the North East of Scotland again. What is the saying ‘Out of the mouths of babes?’ I write to explain as this particular nickname (yes, there are more) was coined in my old school. When I was helping with Art and Craft lessons, often running into several days […]