Art on the Common Exhibition in Harpenden

I will be taking part in 2 Art Exhibitions on the weekend of 10 and 11th June 2017.

 

I have entered several Artwork pieces into the Ayot St. Lawrence Art Exhibition in the Palladium Church – 10, 11 and 12th June 2017. This coincides with the Garden Festival where they open up the gardens of several cottages and The Old Rectory. Well worth a day out in this beautiful historic village.

 

I will also be having my own stall at Art on the Common in Harpenden – 10 and 11th June – where over 40 artists will be exhibiting. The Saturday coincides with the Harpenden Carnival where there will be loads to do and see during the day (lots for the kids too).

AOTC CR poster 2017 issue 2

I am working like crazy to finish enough to fill my stall! I will be bringing some smaller mixed media artworks, hand painted silks and bags, and beaded jewellery. There are never enough hours in the day!

Powertex Daisy Bowl

I have been having more experimental fun with Powertex.

 

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I used the Powertex Daisy moulds and Stone Art to make clay daisies and leaves. The bowl was created with clear Powertex and a recycled cotton scarf (I used a glass bowl covered in cling film as a mould).

I then used up some of my left over Powertex colours (Terracotta, Lead and Ivory). I just had small amounts left in my bottles and it will be a while before I get the chance to use them. I brushed over the dried bowl with the lead colour to highlight some of the raised texture. I then added sand and balls and glass seed beads. I  made a paste with kitchen paper and Powertex to make a 3D ‘glue’ to stick on and hold the floral embellishments. I sprayed on some black Bister to add shadow to more of the deeper crevices. The after drying, I used the gold colour into the Easy Varnish to dry brush and pick up the surface texture giving a metallic finish.

 

Materials:

Sheer cotton blue fabric (recycled scarf)

Powertex Hardener (Clear, Terracotta, Lead and Ivory)

Stone Art

Sand and Balls texture

Glass seed beads (gold)

Kitchen paper

Bister (Black)

Easy Varnish and gold pigment to colour

Mixed Media Canvas using Powertex and Pebeo Fantasy paints

Woohoo – just finished another canvas using Powertex for the fabric, hessian, and pine cones etc. I even added crushed egg shells to this one. Then filled the background using Pebeo Fantasy paints (Moon, Prisme and Glitter Vitrail). Photo doesn’t do it justice – lots of metallic gold and copper plus sheen and glitter sparkle with the paints (can see it a little in the close up). Fun!

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A friend asked me to confirm how I stuck down and treated the cones:

I first ensured that the cones were fully dried out (about a month indoors) and stable (binned any falling apart etc.) painted the Powertex into all the crevices – a couple of layers. Painted the canvas with Powertex, then added all the Powertex treated stuff – sticking down directly onto coated canvas. Where needed I used treated kitchen towel bits to make a ‘3D gel’ to embed twigs & cones & make them more stable. Added more Powertex over cones so that more got down into crevices etc. Hope this helps if you would like to try out xxx

Mixed media fossil canvas

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I have completed another mixed media canvas with a fossil theme. Going through a Jurassic phase at the moment – tee hee.

The main image was created with acrylic texture and crackled pastes using the fossil stencil from Andy Skinner. I also used glitter paste and microbeads for added texture. When dry I also drizzled some Pebeo Fantasy (Moon and Prisme) and glass paints into the crevices.

The canvas background surround (finished size 12 X 12 inches) was created with acrylic media (sentiment stamp and dies from Sheena Douglass).

Powertex mixed media canvas

Good afternoon. I have been playing with Powertex and have created another mixed media canvas.

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Powertex is a fabric hardening medium which can be used in mixed media and for creating 3D sculpture. I have got so many ideas and things to try. I am having so much fun with this medium. I have many more experiments ‘on the go’ including some fossil jewellery, more 3D vessels and canvases – will share soon.

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Materials:

Powertex Fabric Hardener (clear)

12 X 12 inch stretched canvas

Recycled cotton scarf and hessian (burlap)

Texture Media (3D Sand & Balls)

Starlight paint (light gold)

Easy Varnish

Powercolor (white, blue)

Fossil themed silicone moulds

Shells, glass beads (light gold), glass glitter (clear)

Letter stamps and StazOn Inkpad (Opaque White)

Recycled bottle decorated using Powertex media

Good afternoon. I have been playing with Powertex again to decorate a recycled glass bottle. This one matches the canvases that I made recently (you can see them further down in my blog).

AW Powertex Fossil Bottle 1

Powertex is a fabric hardening medium which can be used in mixed media and for creating 3D sculpture. I have got so many ideas and things to try. I am having so much fun with this medium. I have many more experiments ‘on the go’ including some fossil jewellery, more 3D vessels and canvases – will share soon.

AW Powertex Fossil Bottle 2

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Materials:

Powertex Fabric Hardener (Ivory, Terracotta and Lead)

Recycled glass bottle

Potato sacking (burlap/hessian) and kitchen paper

Texture Media (3D Sand & Balls)

Pebeo Gilding Wax (gold)

Easy Varnish

Powercolor (white, ochre)

Bister (Black)

Fossil themed silicone moulds and gear/cog moulds

Wishing Tree Mixed Media Canvas created with Pebeo Fantasy Paints

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Good evening (or is it morning?). I am sharing another mixed media canvas that I have just finished – playing with Pebeo Fantasy Moon and Prisme paints along with Vitrail (glass paints) and ceramic paints. I had fun with this one. I first spread my canvas with some left over acrylic texture pastes that I had coloured for another project.

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I then poured on various paints and gold Cerne Relief Paste, making a fantasy tree. I dropped some acrylic gems into the wet paint for sparkle. I called it the wishing tree.

 

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I mounted it onto a 12 X 12 inch background canvas ‘textured’ with die cuts (Heartfelt Creations Cut Mat Create set). I painted the background canvas with acrylic paints, stamped the words (Sheena Douglass) and heat embossed with sparkly gold powder. I then rubbed over the edges and some of the texture with Pebeo Gilding Wax (love this stuff).

 

I was fairly pleased with the results and thought it framed the smaller canvas nicely. I hope that you like it x.