Powertex was recently on Hochanda and as A guest Blogger on The Design Team I had the delightful chance to create my version of The Art Doll. Not a doll in the conventional way, much more a creative arty way. I really enjoyed having a play and can see me doing a lot more of these. So Here is how he was created
First up was looking at what I had and making a few decisions on layout colours etc.
I lined up all my pieces to see exactly what I had and did a few trial layouts although it has to be said I changed this several times as I went along, but it does help to have an initial idea in your head, just not set in stone. I also added a few other bits a pieces from my crafty stash.
Having decided on a Layout I always take a photograph to refer back to, helps when changing things, allowing you to look back before making your final decision and starting to glue bits in position nothing worse that getting it all glued down and deciding it is not quite to your liking. I do also put a bit of thought into colours at this stage, again this can all change
I decided on Black Powertex as a base colour as this gives lovely depth and shadows on the finished project. A few 3D Balls in various sizes add lovely texture. When I have finished sticking everything in place using Powertex I allow this to dry overnight. Then I start on the delightful job of Dry Brushing using pigments. I chose Orange for a splash of brightness, Green parrot for contrast and touches of Lipstick Fizz for shine and finally Limoncello Gold for Bling
I am very fond of Gothic styles but do not to limit myself to solely that, so this was a suggestion of that and everything else even a touch of Caribbean I would say, what do you think. Some one even said it looked a bit Witch Doctor ish.
My Art Doll – As seen On Hochanda
All in all I was very pleased with the result and can most definitely see myself doing a lot more of these. If you would like to have a go at your own I do workshops in the Rugby Area contact me on Alex Henry Mixed Media Artist on FB to help you, or go to Powertex Uk and find a Tutor near you
Thank you for reading
Patricia (Alex Henry)