Friday, 20 February 2015

LomArtex creations

LomArtex Créations 

Lorraine Babin(right) and Marlyne Galipeau(left) have been friends for 25 years,
and somewhere in our hearts we knew that one day we would be in business together. 
 It was a dream and now with Powertex the dream come through.  
 Together we have taken a course last August  and we were very
impress about the infinite possibility with that product. 
 After having done a few figurines we decide to start a business together.
At the end of September we signed with the Québec distributor
Pin-So as a regional representative for Powertex products. 
In middle of October we had the opportunity to go to the Salon des métiers
d'arts et loisirs créatifs at St-Hyacinthe where we discovered  that
people were very interested by what we were doing and
wanted to take a  course with us and with the products. 
We are planning on opening a retail/classroom space in May


Saturday, 14 February 2015

"the ice maiden" by Tracey Evans

I covered my canvas with ivory and lead Powertex hardener in a random pattern. Once fully dried I transferred the image using Powerprint, my main concern here was making sure the Powerprint was spread evenly and didn’t dry out anywhere before I put the image down ready for the transfer, it’s important to be quick and thorough when using a larger image otherwise it can be so disappointing to reveal your image and find a crucial bit hasn’t transferred

I added a little more hardener and gently worked in some Stone Art powder, picking up the texture by dry brushing with ivory Powertex hardener once everything was dry.

I chose some pieces of cotton lace ‘snowflakes’ to embellish my piece and rubbed in ivory hardener before applying them onto my canvas. I then used a stencil and some Easy structure to add interest in my corners, you can see detail of this above.
A touch of silver and gold colortrix and I was done!
What about the little birdcages I hear you ask?
I have no excuse for that, I liked them and felt they were right for the spot!
(this was originally post by Tracey on her blog seen here
and re-posted with her permission)

Monday, 9 February 2015

painting with powertex

save the date
April 9-12, 2015
Coast to Coast Creative Arts
Holiday Inn
Toronto International Airport
970 Dixon Rd.
Painting with Powertex
"Abstract Textured Canvas" on Friday April 10th from Noon -... 2:00pm

"Painting with Powertex" on Friday April 10th from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
"Tree of Life" on Saturday April 11th from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Pin-So new distributor in Quebec

welcome, our newest distributor

Pin-So has a store and three classrooms which cover 5 000 squared feet and we are a team of 9
Pin-So sells Artist materials for decorative art, visual art, mixed media and fabric hardening (Powertex)
The products are: Patterns (to help and guide peoples creating their project alone or thru a to help or a teacher, Acrylic paint , Oil paint, Fabric paint, Porcelain paint, Stained glass paint, Brushes, Pastes and medium, Varnish, Wood pieces, Stencils, Palette knives, Book, Magazines, Canvas, Stainless canvas, Wood canvas, Porcelain tableware 
  Some of the product branding we offer are: Americana, Artmonie, Black Velvet, Cottage Paint, Da Vinci, Deco Art, Demco, Golden, Jo Sonja's, Heinz Jordan, Liquitex, Loew Cornell, Pébéo, Mona Lisa, MR Design, Powertex, Princeton Select, Simply Simmons, SoSoft, Van Gogh,
… (

above Ginette Laurendeau, Carole Majeau, Nathalie Corriveau
We offer Canvas framing service  
 Courses as workshop in which the attendees  realize their own project that can be different
for each one with the help of  one of our teachers (
One day or two days Seminars in which the attendees realize the same project proposed by are one of our teachers or an invited artist (
Personal project creation service to anyone who do not  want to create it themselves
(For example: you can bring a picture and we will create the painting they want.)
Organize children party which include a project creation for each of them


above Julie Duplantie
 We participate with a stand every year at the show: Salon des Arts et Loisirs Créatifs” in St-Hyacinthe, Québec. The next show being the October 15th to 18th , 2015. (

  above Julie Duplantie, Ginette Laurendeau, Josée Cloutier, Carole Majeau

above  Brigitte Malenfant and Julie Duplantie
You can buy a product from our online store
We are visible thru our web site
and thru our Facebook page which permit us to communicate with our community
2990 chemin Sainte-Foy
   Québec, Québec, G1X 1P6
Tél.:    (418) 651-7682
Téléc.: (418) 651-0336
Site web:


Monday, 22 December 2014

powertex in the Niagara region

We are happy to announce a new Powertex instructor and supplier in Niagara. She will be teaching in various venues throughout southwestern Ontario, including of course, Niagara Falls. 

Roberta Birnbaum

Roberta Birnbaum is a Niagara Falls artist and instructor offering classes and workshops in: mixed media, Powertex fabric sculpture, stone art decor, paper arts, and resin.  She holds workshops in her home studio and various locations throughout the region. 

Roberta also offers 'Classes2Go' which is a service where she will come to your group (minimum 6) in your home, rec centre, school and bring an art class to you, including all supplies and tools. It is a convenient, fun and affordable way to create with friends. 

Roberta's next Powertex workshop is scheduled for February 8, 2015 at The Niagara Artists Studio, Niagara Falls. 

DecorablesArt is her company and you can check out the website at

She encourages you to email her with any questions you may have at or call her at 289-296-3217 or for Toronto-area callers at 416-948-0906


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

powertex classes on the east coast

if you are in the area check out the
The Violet Unicorn Art Studio & Shop
Phone: 902-463-5411
NOTE! I moved to a different hut!12 Government Wharf Road
Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia
Canada B3G 1M7
Wednesday December 17th, 6pm

also available , wine cuff classes
every Thursday before Christmas