Friday, 25 August 2017

Greens and Blues for Country View Crafts

Good morning and happy Friday, the weekend starts here! I'm really happy to be sharing my second 'blues and greens' piece with you today. It's something very new for me so please be kind ;-) 

I recently went on a Powertex workshop which I enjoyed very much, so I was keen to try it out at home before I forgot everything that I'd learned. 

These are my 'ingredients', I've  bought some moulds so I've been busy making plaster of Paris fairies (I'm not really a fairy person but they do look nice). The cloth is a loosely woven cheesecloth, and I'm using Ivory Powertex. The tags are from the MDF Man and the base tag is HUGE.

So everything stuck down and dried. Time to add the blues and greens.

This is a Powertex colour mixed with a waterproof varnish. This green is looking a bit scary, what have I done!

I added some blue Powertex colour - maybe I should paint it all white and start again!

I'm not going to go into details because I'm not Powertex trained, but there's lots of dry brushing with paler blues and greens, and on the bottom tag I've started to add some metallic colour.
 It did look 'nice' when it was finished, but it wasn't really me!

It definitely needed grunging up a bit! So I've gone round the edges with some Prima Rust Paste.

I've also hit the textured areas with  Finnabair Alchemy Waxes.

That's better! There's also some embossing with a patina embossing powder and  Frantage.

Although a non-fairy person I do like these.

I coloured the ribbon with Distress Inks for the top of the tag.

And we're all done! I added on of my P of P suns that had been painted with White Fire Fresco.

I really enjoyed making this, especially when I added a little bit of 'me' to it. There's still a week for you to enter our challenge, so please get out your blues and greens and join in.

Enjoy your weekend, and thanks very much for looking xx


  1. Absolutely fabulous, love everything about it! Hugs, Valerie

  2. This is really lovely Sue. Not a fairy person usually but love yours. Great finish that you have created. Hope that you are well and I love this. Xx 😊

  3. Oh I think this is gorgeous Sue, I'm intrigued by that Powertex stuff and will no doubt weaken and get some! By the way I sort of like fairies......quirky ones of course ;)
    Donna xx

  4. Beautiful, Sue. I love your beautiful fairies, although I do not play with Powertex at home because everything turns out a mess. Your creation is very pretty. I love the patina. Kisses, my friend.

  5. Fabulous tag Sue! I love your crinkled cheesecloth background and how you highlighted the crinkles with patina! The finished colours are beautiful! And I love fairies :-) Big hugs

  6. Hi Sue. I enjoyed so much your work with the fairies and the background. You really created something special. Fabulous texture and lovely colors. Great idea using cheesecloth. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous art ..
    hugs from Monica

    1. Thank you so much Monica, I'm glad you like it xx

  7. I love the texture and all the shine too... Another fun product to play with! Not a fairy person either but you know, sometimes, you need them!

  8. What a fabulous piece of artwork! Oh, how I'd love to hang this in my home! Even though I'm not big on fairies, your's have just the right amount of grunge and glimmer!

  9. How gorgeous is this ! Love it !
    Corrie xx

  10. Oh, I like fairies very much! You did a great job, Sue - I would not think, you are new in using Powertex! The grunge look is gorgeous.
    xxx Evelyn

  11. I saw this over at Country View and had to come take a closer look. It's stunning Sue! I am a wee bit of a faerie lover so I knew I would love it as soon as I saw it. It doesn't look like a beginner piece either. Would love to know where you purchased those lovely moulds from too. Thank you for the beautiful inspiration Karen x


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