I was so excited to receive my first Powertex ‘Secret Art Box’, and I was not disappointed when I opened it. It’s a fun challenge for me to be given a box of ‘goodies’ and then create out of my comfort zone.
  • The Powertex UK Secret Art Box
  • Stone Art
  • Ivory Powertex Universal Medium
  • Easycoat Matt
  • Bister Ready Made spray
  • Powertex ammonite moulds
  • Secret Art Loft pearl powder pigments
  • Powercolour and Colortricx powder pigments
  • Lace/material from stash
  • Tin foil and masking tape
Inside the art box was a cute fish. I was in my element as my last blog post was based around my love of the beach. I wanted a different style this time, so with several possibilities in mind, I chose a canvas as my base.
Detail of Powertex canvas
The secret art box fish
Not content with one super cute fish, I wanted two! With a sharp knife and careful cutting, I sliced the fish in half. Using the reverse of the canvas, I covered the top half with the nautical paper, using Easycoat Matt. The bottom half cried out for some stone art and brown Bister.
Fish details
The sea bed was created by adding texture with stone balls, material and clay pieces. The adorable mini ammonite moulds as well as the shell mould in the ‘Secret Art Box’ made the clay shapes.  The fish needed lots of lovely texture, you can really go to town with this, especially when adding colour. Terragreen pigment works a treat for this theme.
I love the way things develop as your creative piece comes together and I didn’t really have a picture of the finished piece in mind. It just happened along the way.  I hope you like it and feel inspired to create your own ‘home in the sea’.
Home under the sea detail
Finished mixed media canvas by Jill Cullum
I am looking forward to seeing your pieces of art, using the May ‘Secret Art Box’. Please share them across Facebook.
Thanks for looking. Bye for now, Jill x

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