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    I’ve been playing with Powertex which is a fabric hardener. You can also mix it into a clay. After “curing” for 3 weeks it becomes weatherproof. I decided to make a fairy house inspired by those I’d seen online. I started with an old jar and modelled a roof for the house out of tinfoil. I then wrapped it in masking tape to help the powertex stick to it. You can just see to the left the lace I was going to use for the roof.



    I also added some foil and tape to the jar to alter the shape.



    I totally forgot to take a picture of the next step, but I dunked the lace in the powertex and added it to the roof. Despite the whole thing only being about 10 inches tall, it used up almost 2 metres of lace! I made some clay and used silicone moulds to make the door and window frames and some tiny leaves. I covered the base in gauze swabs soaked in the powertex and stuck it all together using the powertex. My basic form was brown, so I dry brushed the roof with red powertex and the base with ivory Powertex. I mixed some pearlescent pigment powders with varnish to finish off the house.







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    Wow, that’s amazing, Glingle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glingle View Post
    I’ve been playing with Powertex which is a fabric hardener. You can also mix it into a clay. After “curing” for 3 weeks it becomes weatherproof. I decided to make a fairy house inspired by those I’d seen online. I started with an old jar and modelled a roof for the house out of tinfoil. I then wrapped it in masking tape to help the powertex stick to it. You can just see to the left the lace I was going to use for the roof.



    I also added some foil and tape to the jar to alter the shape.



    I totally forgot to take a picture of the next step, but I dunked the lace in the powertex and added it to the roof. Despite the whole thing only being about 10 inches tall, it used up almost 2 metres of lace! I made some clay and used silicone moulds to make the door and window frames and some tiny leaves. I covered the base in gauze swabs soaked in the powertex and stuck it all together using the powertex. My basic form was brown, so I dry brushed the roof with red powertex and the base with ivory Powertex. I mixed some pearlescent pigment powders with varnish to finish off the house.







    Omg I love this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glingle View Post
    I’ve been playing with Powertex which is a fabric hardener. You can also mix it into a clay. After “curing” for 3 weeks it becomes weatherproof. I decided to make a fairy house inspired by those I’d seen online. I started with an old jar and modelled a roof for the house out of tinfoil. I then wrapped it in masking tape to help the powertex stick to it. You can just see to the left the lace I was going to use for the roof.



    I also added some foil and tape to the jar to alter the shape.



    I totally forgot to take a picture of the next step, but I dunked the lace in the powertex and added it to the roof. Despite the whole thing only being about 10 inches tall, it used up almost 2 metres of lace! I made some clay and used silicone moulds to make the door and window frames and some tiny leaves. I covered the base in gauze swabs soaked in the powertex and stuck it all together using the powertex. My basic form was brown, so I dry brushed the roof with red powertex and the base with ivory Powertex. I mixed some pearlescent pigment powders with varnish to finish off the house.







    wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    that is one of the most fabulous/crazy thing i've ever seen! you are super talented.
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    That is absolutely incredible!

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    Wow! That's awesome! Such a great effect
    The geeky one...



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    Aww thanks guys. That was my second ever play with powertex. I did a workshop which taught me the basics, where we decorated a shoe from the charity shop. It started off like this,



    And ended up as this,





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    They are amazing

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    Nowhere near as good as the stuff on here but I couldn’t find an earring holder I liked, so made my own!






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    Quote Originally Posted by nap91 View Post
    Nowhere near as good as the stuff on here but I couldn’t find an earring holder I liked, so made my own!






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    That’s lovely

    Binky free at the bridge Boots, you will never be forgotten xxxx

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