Friday, 8 June 2018

Strawberry fruit box and Powertex

Welcome back to my blog...

Today I'm sharing a project I made using a strawberry box... I needed something to store some of my pigment powders, what better than recycling.

Completed pictures below

Fruit box before picture

Using the wall stencil with a pallet knife just take the texture paste and spread over the stencil to create the wall effect. Gently pull the stencil away and allow the dry.

Using a rubber mould for the skulls and hands, at this stage if you want the hands to hang over, add them to the wall carefully whilst wet, so they will dry and set.

I used air dry clay and in branded moulds.

Using Tim Holtz words adhere the words and skull along the side of the box, I decided to use an acrylic eye for one of the letters...

Adhere the mdf and Tim Holtz crypt cameos to both sides, this will all then be covered in black powertex. I prefer this method as its far more effective with dry brushing the pigment powder with the varnish... This, of course, allows your projects to go outside after three weeks...

Products used.
one fruit box size 11" x 8"
Black Powertex
Paint Brushes
Daisys Jewels and Crafts stencil (brick wall)
& MDF pieces
Tim Holtz- Idea-ology Crypt Cameos
Tim Holtz- Words
Acrylic Eye
Texture Gel Paste by Pebeo (white)
Skeleton hands and Face Moulds
Airdry Clay for moulds
Pigment Powders: Terragreen- Terraviolet and silver
Varnish by powertex which is great as within three weeks your product is waterproof using the dry brush technique

I hope this has given you some inspiration to recycle...
Below is a link to Daisys where you can purchase your mdf...
If you want to order powertex, and or, a workshop with me please message me as I'm a certified Powertex tutor for TA area of Somerset... 

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous project, I always wonder what to do with those fruit crates!


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