I have sculpted in clay and I also woodcarve and do Pyrography. I am mostly an artist in paint, self taught since 1972 and have run the gamut of all sorts of paints and techniques.
With Powertex , I learned from talking to Brigette and buying supplies from her.
My ladies are very colourful and have painted faces. I hand sewed their clothing, trying it on before I use the clear Powertex . The lady in the green dress is the only one whose skirt is done the way the little booklet suggested. The hair on the lady in green is a lightweight cotton wool that I dyed with coffee after sewing it onto some tulle; the other two ladies have hair made of crochet cotton on a fabric band and then dyed with tea.
working with powerprint is so quick and easy not only can you use it with powertex and stoneart it also works beautifully on leather, glass, metal and wood!! the possibilities are endless you can even transfer onto a terracotta pot
for my project
a canvas, corrugated cardboard, powercotton,
powertex in blue , ivory and bronze
stoneart and powerprint
I mixed blue and ivory powertex to create the sky
working on the top two thirds I painted the canvas and then added stoneart to create some texture
paying more attention to the edges
I used bronze powertex for the "earth" and adding an extra thick layer in the centre
letting it sit for 5 minutes to create a "skin" I added stoneart and gently rubbed it in
this made some really cool cracks
to add to the ground texture I painted some cardboard and powercotton
powerprint is so easy to use
simple apply a thin coat to the area and add your toner based photocopy face down
allow to completely dry ( use can use a dryer to speed the process)