Inspiration – Toadstalls and Forest Friends

When making a project, it’s helpful to take photos before you start #powertexing. But only if you refer back to it!

One of the tips I always give in the class is, once you have decided on a design is to take a photo. Partly as a reminder and partly to see what it looks like from a distance.

But this only helps if you refer back it, if you don’t, when working with individual letters, your may find letters can go a little off-centre and in this case the “s” got squashed!

Although this project was covered in bronze Powertex you can add details to your embellishments with a delicate brush, Powertex pigments and easy varnish, adding a further level of weather-proofing.

The animal shapes are made from Hearty Soft air drying clay and covered in Powertex. As you can see the details from the moulds are not lost despite a layer of Powertex and dry brushing.

When you are dry brushing, start with dark colours before moving to light colours and finish with your metallic or pearl pigments.

Check back on Wednesday for exciting news about our classes.

What will you create?

Emma W