Hi everyone just here to show you what I made yesterday at another great workshop at Ali-Craft.
This time I used a paper mache torso/mannequin and started by covering it with Stoneart which is also by Powertex and is powdered paper which can also be made into a clay like substance.
And the next stage...
I'm just about to start applying the hardener to the fabric but it's not easy for me to take photographs at this stage as the camera would also end up as a powertex work of art too!
So here is the mannequin almost finished.
I have wrapped plastic around the skirt while I touch up the top of the body.
This will give you a better idea of what the dress looks like and I have started the dry brushing at this stage.
She may look wet here but is actually quite dry though not solid yet.
I had helped the process on a little with a heat gun but for this a hairdryer is actually better.
The light was a bit brighter in the afternoon which shows up the colour better. At this stage I also added some red Treasure Gold which really makes the folds pop.
And finally here she is at home.
I have deliberately allowed some of the brown Powertex to show through the Stoneart as I think it gives the body a nice textured look but you could cover it completely by building up the Stoneart or using Ivory if you don't like the brown showing through.
I also added a small embellishment at the waist.
You can probably see the beads and sequins in the underskirt which were already on the fabric.
Embellishments on the fabric you use is not a problem and I think it actually enhances the finish.
I am planning to start a canvas soon using similar techniques.
Hope you enjoyed looking and if you fancy joining us for a workshop just click on the yellow box at the side of my blog which will take you to the Ali-Craft Workshops site.
Thanks for stopping by, if you have questions just leave me a comment, in fact you can leave me one anyway because love them!