Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Mixed Media Powertex Seahorse

PAINT THE TOWN RED POWERTEX SEAHORSE
 
 
I just had to share how to make this Seahorse Wall Plaque, which was shown recently on the Powertex One Day Special on Hochanda TV. 
 
Did you watch the shows?
 
This project uses the new MDF Seahorse shape & a whole bundle of gorgeous embellishments. 
 
I started by planning out where the embellishments & fabric would be placed on the seahorse shape.
 
NOTE: Take a few photos rather than trying to rely on memory! 
 I did took photos but I'm sure a few embellishment ended up in different locations anyway!!
 

 
Once you're happy with your design, move all the embellishments to one side, turn the seahorse pieces over & join them together with the square of MDF.  I painted the whole of the back with the Red Powertex to seal the MDF. 
 
 
Once dry, turn the Seahorse back over & paint the front with Red Powertex.
 
Now the real fun can begin!
 
Arrange your embellishments & fabric back onto your seahorse, using the Powertex to stick everything down.  Make sure everything is coated with the Powertex & leave to dry.
 
At this point I also added some 3D Balls in various sizes to add texture in the spaces between the embellishments.
 

Now it is time to bring out all that lovely texture using your choice of Powercolor & Colortricx Pigments.
 
I used Rich Gold & Terraviolet Colortricx, mixing each in turn with some Easy Varnish before dry brushing the surface with a 3/4" brush
 

 

 
Finish by attaching a hanger on the back & your seahorse is all ready to hang on your wall.
 
Enjoy!