Turning Your Imagination Into Art
Powertex is a liquid medium that dries fast and is weather resistant once cured. Powertex comes in a variety of premixed colors and is ready to use right out of the bottle.
Powertex is an environmentally friendly water based fabric hardener that gives form to your art creations, crafts and home decorations. It can be combined with materials such as wood, concrete, sand, textiles, paper, etc, but it will not adhere to plastic.
Powertex Bronze, Terracotta, Ivory and Lead liquids are a mixture of high quality pigments and do not require any adding of paint or coloring. Powertex Transparent and Ivory can both be colored with the powdered pigments like Power Color and Color Tricx. They can also be mixed with oils, acrylics tints, dyes and various other art mediums.
Fabric sculpting is made possible by dipping fabric or other textiles into Powertex liquid. The treated fabric can then be draped, folded, pleated and manipulated in countless ways to create unique statues and sculptures. Once applied, Powertex begins to dry quickly, hardening time will depending on the current room temperature. Once it has dried completely, your object will be very hard and extremely durable.
Powertex can also be applied on canvas as a paint or used to create depth, texture and versatility with other canvas art mediums. It can be used in gourd crafting, doll making, assemblage, art books, altered art and jewelry making!
Mixing Powertex with Stone Art opens up a whole new world of creative options. Stone Art can be used to create clay, texture paste and when mixed with Powertex liquid makes for an excellent adhesive medium for embedding or adhering large artistic elements.
HOW TO USE STONE-ART:
MAKING STONE ART CLAY
Mix equal amounts of Powertex and Stone Art. Add additional powder until it is firm enough to roll between your hands. Continue to add Stone Art to get desired texture.
The paste which you prepare should be used up within an hour and a half or you can store left over amounts in an air tight container.
Beautiful beads and necklace pendants can be made by rolling clay in Power Color and accenting with Color Tricx.
FAUX STONE EFFECT ON STATUES OR CANVAS:
Start by applying Powertex to canvas or molded statue with a brush, sprinkle Stone Art powder over the wet liquid and rub it in with a circular motion. Wipe of excess powder.
Continuing to rub the Stone Art will create a polished effect. The more you polish the surface, the darker the color will be.
By layering Powertex, Stone Art and Power Colors you can create depth and texture on canvas, panels or Styrofoam shapes.
Imitation bronze effects can be easily created by high lighting with a touch of gold paint or bronze Color Tricx.
Things that can be used to bring new life to your creations:
T-shirt, old sheets, scrap fabric, old blue jeans
Thin wire, cardboard, scrap wood, dowel rods
Leaves, twigs, branches, rocks, sand
Acrylic crafters clay, glue, glitter, beads
Scrapbook supplies and left-over's
What else do you have at home or in the studio?
Before placing any art work outside, we suggest applying three coats of Easy Varnish seal the Stone Art or pigments after the figure has dried. Stone Art and Power Color or Color Tricx is not weatherproof by itself and will wash off with rain.
Acrylic paint can also be used to add an unlimited range of colors your art work.
Using a turn table while making projects can be very handy. If you don’t have a turn table, you can use an inexpensive, plastic cake decorator’s turn table. Powertex adheres wonderfully to anything except plastic! So, clean up is made easy by covering your work area with plastic.
Wearing gloves can be helpful but is not necessary. Any left over wash water can be poured outside or in your flower garden.
Do not allow Powertex liquid to freeze, as it will cause the product not to set up properly. Always shake well to insure
Tips for Using Powertex
By Susan Crowe
Powertex, Stone Art, Power Color