Casting Silicone Moulds

Who else lives the rock and roll lifestyle? I have got to the age when Friday evening is no longer spent dressed to the nines going clubbing, but more like dressing in my PJ’s and crafting.

Hubby is out in the craft studio, yes I do share my love or art and craft with my husband and yes I am lucky! He is creating a tree branch mosaic in the shape of a motor home. Just because he can.

I, on the other hand have been preparing for Powertex workshops on Monday. I have two booked in.

The morning of Monday the 16th we are creating a mixed media canvas based on a memory or memorial with keepsakes. Then on the evening there is a fairy house workshop. For these I need to cast the silicone moulds for the doors and windows to go on the recycled coffee jar. I just wish I could get hold of more old teapots as those are fab as a fairy house.

I have used a mix of silicone moulds for my preparation. I like the Artyco large fairy door  and  castle window as it feels strong and solid like a castle door. But I also like casting the KatySueDesigns enchanted window with the extra ivy leaves and flowers.

I must admit, after trying a few silicone moulds from eBay and China, I much prefer the quality of the designs from these UK providers. The quality of the cast is exceptional and doesn’t break up on extracting.

Now it’s time for gin

Love ya bye

Kim x

Powertex on HOCHANDA

Did you watch Tracey and Leonie on Hochanda this afternoon? If you missed it you can watch it on the website to see the fabulous demonstrations and products for the Powertex wonderland theme. The amazing design team came up with stunning ideas for using these. #powertexaddictsunited #powerofcreativity

I am a certified Powertex tutor and can provide workshops local to the North East. Either in my home studio or i can come to your home party. Think Tupperware parties but much more fun than Ann Summers as everyone gets to create and have fun using these fabulous fabric sculpting products.

Get the girls together, bring out the bottles and book me to come and facilitate a crative workshop. Prices are per person and depending on the type of projects but I can work with you to meet your requirements.

Whether its a hen do, girly night in or birthday celebration, all I require is a table and I will bring the fun with me!

If you want to try an i troductory workshop, book into one in our studio. New events have been added to the calendar.

We are also deomonstrating at Billingham craft fair on Saturday 7th April. Pop along and say hello. You might even win a free workshop!

Fairy House vacant

Fairy teapot House

Accomodation for immediate vacant possession in Hartlepool.

A luxurious spacious teapot conversion, with front and back doors, windows and chimney and amenities.
Neighbouring small houses in the vicinity of this new garden development estate.
Suitable for a family of Fairies, Elves or Pixies.

Gnomes need not apply for this development.

Would you like to create your own fairy housing estate in your garden using  environmentally friendly recycled materials?

Check out our Fairy House workshops to come and create your own little mansions 🙂

Creative Goblets and Bottle Wrap

Powertex LogoThe first steps on my new adventure begins.  Today I attended the Powertex workshop of Abigail from   Curiously-Contrary   Abigail has agreed to be my area leader and to support me getting my new Perertex workshops up and running in the Hartlepool and Teesside areas after my training.

The workshop was held at the Crafters Companion Store at Newton Aycliffe. It was the first time I have been here and I loved it!.  The whole store was filled with laughter as well of gorgeous products. Best of all was the home made cake which was served with the coffee.  That cake was heaven on a plate!  Too nice to refuse.

CraftersCompanion

CraftersCompanion store at Newton Aycliffe

The workshop was to make two goblets and a bottle wrap using the Powertex Univeral Medium and scraps of fabric and a bit of creativity.  So it was just the thing for me to get my hands dirty on.  There were four ladies present at the workshop, although there was plenty of space for a few more people.  Abigail, the Powertex certified trainer was fabulous, and as there was some people who had never use the product before, she went into all the details of how it works with natural fibres and materials.

We were each given two nice quality wine glasses to customise and an empty wine bottle.  Of course we all suggested the wine bottle should have been full, but I am sure the course would have cost a lot more when getting a full bottle to play with!

I chose to use the lead pewter colour Powertex and the other attendees chose the bronze.  We all selected a range of textured fabrics and a few embellishments and got to work on our creations.

Goblet workshop

Hands on at the Goblet workshop on 23/1/18

 

Once the messy Powertex was finished and we have wrapped our glasses and bottle, it was time to let them dry off a bit while we had a cuppa and a slice of that fabulous cake from the cafe.  Then we learned the art of dry brush painting technique and had a little practice with the coloured paints before we were let loose with paint on our new creations.

I used a turquiose base with a silver and terragreen highlights.  I loved the little metal bee which I used to decorate my set.  Although it would be fabulous to make the set with love hearts and a couples initials  on the goblets for Valentines day.  Perhaps thats a class I plan in for Valentines day 2019 as I wont have time to get set up with classes before Valentines day this year.

So my goblets and bottle wrap look a bit like old polished pewter now they are finished. They certainly don’t look like bits of scrap fabric.  Which is why I love the creativity of Powetex.

Powertex Goblet and bottle wrap

Powertex Goblet and bottle wrap

 

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