There are times in your life when you get so excited about starting a new art project that everything else just gets put on the back boiler. That’s exactly what happened when I got my hands on one of the new Powertex small art doll Templates. These three new projects are launching on Hochanda on 1st February. They are going to be very popular as they offer a basis for so many styles of work.

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I had the Powertex small art doll and straight away knew my girl had to be vintage and full of lovely Powertexture (ooh new word)!
So here’s a closer look at some of the elements in my project
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Tree bark effect
The backboard of my piece has a tree bark effect. To get this I used Easy 3D Flex and sprayed it with yellow bister then left it to dry overnight. The next day I used a damp sponge to remove some of the bister. Then drybrushed with Powercolor black and white.
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3D faces – plaster and rice paper
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I wanted my girl to have a 3D face so I took one of the Powertex medium plaster faces and matched it (by size) to a face on the Victorian rice paper.
I carefully cut out the rice paper face. I applied Easy Coat Matt varnish to both the plaster and the back of the rice paper then carefully married the two together. Use a soft clean paintbrush to help push the eyes into the right place. Go very carefully as it is a delicate process.
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pigments and wax
On the limbs, I used the Secret Art Loft Pearl pigments mixed into the Powerwax. This gives a beautiful blended finish with a soft sheen. The Powerwax is a really great way of adding layers of colour to any of your work.
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I took the Powertex quote stencil and used the top quote by Robert Henri. By cutting this down into individual words and phrases I was able to place the words onto the individual areas more easily.
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Structure Paste words and texture
Along with the words, the texture on the wings and headdress were all created with Easy Structure Paste. It holds its shape brilliantly and takes colour really well.
Well I’m off now to have more fun with these gorgeous girlies, but can’t wait to see what you create with these wonderful templates. Don’t forget to post your makes on our Facebook page.
Until next time, Happy Creative Adventures……
Annette

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