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A place to share my mixed media designs and acrylic art. And maybe some silliness !


 

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Acrylic paint pouring …. 

Hi guys just a quick post to share my latest acrylic pour. Dry but unsealed. 


Couple of wet shots 


It’s hard to photograph the silver but it looks amazing in the light. 

I use the dirty pour flip cup method, and I poured a little white with a few drops of 99% isopropyl alcohol around the cup before I released. I think it helps flow and feathers nicely. 

  1. Colours used (Pebeo and Reeves) 

Titanium White and Buff

Mars Black

Iridescent Silver 

Pouring medium- PVA with 30% water

Pure dimethicone approx 3-4 drops per cup 

She’s dried really well, just a few small bubbles. I may resin coat ? Or maybe just seal … I’m not sure yet. 

Thanks for looking 

Kathryn x 

Fun with Powertex par deux…

Hi guys

Well what messy fun me and Linda had yesterday… I’ve still got bister stains all over my hands …. you can see Linda’s here 


here’s what I did 

Took a very cheap plastic mannequin and covered her in floristry tape. 


Then took pieces of cotton cloth dipped in clear Powertex and wrapped her up. 

Then using some very soft denim chambray  dipped in Powertex I fashioned a dress and cape. Using the ends of lolly sticks to form folds and pleats …. very messy .very fiddly .. poor Linda was pulling her hair out at one stage but she got there. 



Her belt kept falling off so I removed it till later. I then left her to dry it took a couple of days and was a week later when I resumed working on her. 


I then spritz her with black bister ( I like doing it this way as when I dry brush the bister reacts and darkens the next layer) 


One coat of powercolour powder just mixed with a little Powertex. Left to dry aided a little with my heat gun. 


I totally forgot to photo but I gave her another dry brushing with the green then mixed copper and gold colour powertrix with varnish for her final coat. 


I’m really pleased with her as I normally work on canvas so this was a challenge but I think I got there okay… what do you guys think ? 

Thanks for popping by

Kathryn x 

Powertex fun …. 

Hi guys welcome to my new blog for my mixed media projects. 

Here’s a little something I’ve been playing with for a week. I started it last Wednesday when Linda came for a play date … you can see Linda’s creation HERE

It was my turn to pick what to do so I thought we would play with Powertex mediums (fabric hardeners, powdered colours and metallics etc) 
The canvas is a 20 cm x 60 cm boxed style. 


First a have it a coat of gesso, then stencilled a nice random pattern on it. 


Then using transparent PTex I soaked a few pieces of muslin, cotton and hessian and arranged them around my resin face. Lots of tweaking and fiddling before I was happy but I got there 


In a small cup I placed white PTex and some beads, sand balls, and micro glass beads of various sizes then placed them in some of the larger folds. 


Once touch dry (used a heat tool and radiator) I painted the whole thing with a coat of white PTex 


I then left it over night to dry out. 

Using Bister black I sprayed the whole canvas and then sprayed water to get a deeper colour in the folds etc. 


Again left overnight to dry off. 


Then lots and lots of dry brushing first in white then a final in cream acrylic paint. 




Then using a bit of copper and varnish I highlighted everything…. I’ve still to seal it but I’m very pleased with how it turned out.  Looks quite ethereal don’t you think. 

Thanks for stopping by

Kathryn xx