For me the VW Kombi Van is the epitome of a very laid-back life… capturing all good things that happen on an adventure. I was extremely excited to start creating this wonderful memory box and had a lot of ideas! I thought the Kombi is such a classic flashback to the past that I decided to make a Vintage Kombi.
This is how I created my Vintage Kombi Memory box… ready for my next adventure!
MDF Kombi Kit, Powertex Ultimate Medium Bronze, Transparent, White, Yellow and Red, Stone Art, Easy Structure, Bister Yellow, Postcard Silk Paper and Easycoat Glossy,
Other Materials of your choice:
Hinges & Latches, Paper Flowers, Stencils, Styrofoam, Masking Tape, 4 Bottle Caps, Pearl Strips, Bling for the lights, Cardboard,
Paint brushes/rollers, Stanley knife, Sandpaper, Container for Powertex, Spatula or Palette knife.
Unpack your Kombi MDF kit. I used Powertex Bronze to paint one side off all bits and pieces and left it to dry completely.
Use all sides of the box and trace them onto the back of the silk paper. (I used the postcard silk paper because it fits with the idea of a travel memory box.) After cutting out all the pieces I then decoupaged the papers onto the box by painting a layer of Easycoat Glossy on the unpainted sides of the box, and carefully but quickly placing the silk paper over it and rubbing with my hands to get rid off any wrinkles and creases. Do all the side and then apply a layer of Easycoat glossy over the paper to give it a glossy shine. Leave to dry completely.
I then used some Powertex Transparent to put the box together. I also painted the edges to make sure that the box is completely sealed on the inside. I than used masking tape to hold the box together while it dried.
I used Styrofoam to create the front, back, Roof and bumpers of my Kombi Van. After cutting it out with a Stanley knife, I carved it onto the shape of the back, front and Roof of a Kombi. I then used sandpaper and sanded out all the dents and smoothed the edges. When I was happy how it looked, I painted the whole Kombi with Powertex White (TIP: You could begin your project with white instead of Bronze).
I added some texture to my Kombi by using Easy Structure and this lovely flower stencil also from Powertex Australia. This structure paste is the best product because it dries super quickly and it’s very easy to use.
I then mixed a small amount of Stone Art and Powertex Transparent to adhere the Latches and Hinge onto the Kombi’s Roof and bottom. I waited until they were completely dry. I used masking tape to cover the bumpers front and back because I wanted them in another colour. I sprayed the whole outside of the Kombi with Powertex Bister Yellow and left it outside to dry
Meanwhile, I started my embellishments. For the windows I also traced them onto the Silk postcard paper to get the effect of looking through the windows to the inside of the Kombi. I thought it would look great if the Kombi had front and back windows, so I used a piece of card box and cut out 2 windows. I mixed Powertex Red and Yellow together to get this lovely orange colour, then I painted the windows and the chippie flowers that I was going to use. I also painted the bottle caps and the Pearl strings in this lovely orange colour. I then poured Powertex White into a container and painted all my flowers with it. When all the flowers were nearly touch dry, I used Powertex Natural Bister and sprayed some on the to get a vintage effect. Once everything was dry, I gave all the flowers a little splash of the orange colour with a paintbrush.
I used Orange Pearl peel off strips and stuck them onto the sides front and back. I also used the rest of the Powertex Orange colour that I mixed and paint both Bumpers of my Kombi Van. Suddenly everything just worked so well together.
I was super excited to see how everything was just falling into place. I used Powertex Transparent to glue the windows on and then Embellished the Kombi with all the bits and pieces that were left. For the wheels I used the large and medium round MDF circles and then glued them together in the position of the wheel space and added the bottle cups last.
I also decorated the roof of the Kombi. I used smaller pearl strips to create the VW badge of my Kombi and painted it with black paint. I stood back and new there was something missing and I thought how you can go on a road trip without lights, so I looked in my stash and found some bling, to use for my lights.
Now for a bit of peace on my road trip!
Anybody want to join me for the ride???
Interesting facts about the Brighton Beach Bathing Boxes
One of the most frequently asked questions, perhaps, is this; what is the true purpose of these bathing boxes?
According to internet sources, the bathing boxes were built over a century ago in response to the very Victorian idea that women should only change in and out of swimming costumes in a well-protected and fully covered private area. These small little huts with timber framing, weatherboards and corrugated iron roofs, hence, serve their respective purpose of providing excellent shelter to the classy ladies who wanted to enjoy the sunshine in public, but at the same time, preserve their modesty.
I was so excited to start my Beach Houses! I decided not to make a colourful design, but instead go for a Victorian vintage look, because of their history. This classic MDF Beach Houses kit is now available from Powertex Australia so jump online to order yours and start creating with us.
MDF Beach House Kit, Powertex Ultimate Medium Transparent, White, Yellow Ochre, Easycoat Glossy, corrugated paper, any board paper of your choice, Masking tape, 3D Sand and Balls, Shells, Grassy fibre, Craft fences, Craft sticks & Fabric
Scissors, Pencil, Ruler, Paint brush, Water in a cup, Containers for Powertex colours, Gloves Plastic tablecloth to work on.
Unpack all the bits of your MDF Beach Houses and then use Powertex White to paint the front and Back and let it dry.
Use any paper of your choice and trace all the sides of the Beach Houses, stand and floor. I love corrugated paper and thought it would work great for the roof. Cut the traced shapes out and set aside
Put the stand together with masking tape on both sides and paint over it and let it dry. Then I painted a layer of Easycoat Glossy onto the back of the board and Beach House floors. Stick the paper onto the back and floorboards and paint another layer over the paper and make sure you paint the sides so that the paper does not lift up
Use masking tape to put the Beach Houses together. Paint a layer of Easy Coat Glossy on the front of the Beach House and stick the cut-out pieces onto the Beach Houses. Paint another layer of Easycoat Glossy over the paper. Repeat this step on all the sides and the roof.
I loved the colours on the paper and thought I would mix and match Powertex colours to the get the colours that I wanted. So, I started with Powertex Yellow ochre and painted one of the house’s bits, including the roof, door frame, fences and the sides. I then mixed Powertex Yellow Ochre with a little bit of Powertex White to soften the colour and painted all bits of Beach House two. To get the olive green colour I mixed Powertex Yellow Ochre with a bit of Powertex White and added a bit of Powertex Grey then painted Beach House number 3’s bits
I then put all the pieces together by using Easycoat Glossy and placed the houses on the stands. I then put everything else in place (see picture above) and used a pencil to mark off the spacing between the Houses.
To create a Beach effect, I used two pieces of fabric which I dipped into Powertex White and scrunched it up and placed it between the marks that I draw on the board. I then paint the shells and laid them onto the fabric, finally sprinkling sand and balls over it and letting it dry completely. Once everything is dry I painted the 3D Balls with Powertex White. Then paint the bottom of the Beach Houses and place them in position on the board. I used Easycoat Glossy to stick the fences onto the sides of the floorboards. I also found some grassy fibres that I glued on between the fences to create an even better Beach effect.
To finish off the Beach Houses I added all the pieces that I had left. Wording on the Houses, saying BEACH LIFE, WELCOME, BEACH HOUSE. Flip flops in a shell 3D sand on the doorstep what more do you want ready to sail away with…
I had so much fun designing this project for the MDF Beach Houses. This is an opportunity that you do not want to miss out on so, get your creative hands and minds on one of these lovely kits today!!!.
ENJOY THE RIDE
ERIKA VENTER DESIGNS QLD
Hi to all our Powertex Addicts, the July Inspirational Theme was Rusty Wisdom!!! When I opened my Designer Kit my heart skipped a beat… there were 2 big eyes staring up at me… Well hello there little one… Right away he had personality and I needed to bring him to life…. Here’s my Journey with Dabby the Dabbing Owl…!!!
Let the Fun Begin
WOW… What fun I had in creating Dabby!!!!My grandson’s Jake & Ashley were my inspiration behind his name and quirky nature…
The boys loved the owl kit and were super excited hoping that this might be an activity they will do over the upcoming school holidays… Looks like Funky Nanna is going to have some fun with her boys! So, when I had my kit out with all the bits to design my owl one of the things that I had a bit of fun with were his wings… I love quirky… so of course his wings were going to be doing something quite different! Firstly, I had him playing hide and seek with us all… then I did it!!! The house erupted with noises of Yes Nanny that’s it leave him like that … So I knew I had a hit… Yes a winner for sure!!! Who knew my Owl was Dabbing and so were the boys by this time all over the house… That set the mood for the remainder of the arvo, the boys picked the tunes so that Dabby the Dabbing Owl could come to life…
So let’s get you all started…
Prep your work area by covering your surface and any work mats with plastic. Get all your bits and bobs needed out and lastly don’t forget your warm soapy water and a jar or something with water to rinse your paintbrushes into, unless of course you would like to add these to your art work (remember Powertex will harden anything when dried including your brushes).… Could be pretty cool!
3. Prep your MDF pieces first by gently sanding both the top and back of all your mdf pieces, then wipe all the dust off. Using your DA Riverstone stencil and easy structure and your shopping card wipe some texture paste over the stencil to the body of your owl. Take care when lifting your stencil that you do not smudge your structure paste… Dry this using a hair dryer then use your cog stencil around in area of his belly. Again dry this layer with a hair dryer. Ensure that you wash both your stencils and shopping card. Put his body to one side & coat all your other mdf pieces and chippies with a layer of Powertex taking care to get into all the cracks and crevices. Paint Powertex onto the top of the owl’s body when the easy structure paste is dried
4. Now before we turn him over, we’ll attach his MDF beak pieces to his face… Using Powertex paint the back of the 2 beak pieces and place them one on top of the other where the marking is for them to go on the main body piece of MDF
5. Once this layer of Powertex has dried, if it’s looking a little translucent, it may need a second coat if not turn all your pieces over onto a clean piece of glad wrap and paint all the backs with Powertex.
6. Now we are going to prep our area to colour our pieces up, so do a quick tidy up around you and let’s get our colours out…
7. The owl’s body I dried brush with Powercolours of Dark Brown and Titanium White… So, using the tip of a clean pallet knife get a small amount of your dark brown and place onto your piece of folded alfoil then do the same with the titanium white placing it onto the pallet but not on top of the brown… You’ll now put a small drop of easycoat glossy onto this pallet but away from the pigments…
8. Using the tip of your brush pick up a little Easycoat Glossy then pick up a little dark brown rub this on the pallet on a clean area to make a dryish paste (not too wet or dry) then pick up a little titanium white and mix this into the brown paste. Now you’re ready to dry brush this over his body, wings and feet… Keep repeating this step until you get the desired look… If you want to get lighter areas add more white to your mix and more brown if you want an area darker… Put a little brown onto your birds and the branches too…
9. Now let’s get down and dirty with our ‘Faux Rust Technique…’ So, on your palette if you still have some easycoat glossy left great if not add a little more… Now add a little of the following Powercolours to your pallet – red ochre, titanium white, either mars orange if you have it or mocha and omg my all-time favourite turquoise (don’t forget the turquoise)… YAY … are you ready??? Yes, well let’s get rusting our pieces up…
10. Starting with a mix of red ochre and Easycoat Glossy into a paste we will use the above dry brush technique. Dry brush this all over the fronts of your cogs, barbed wire, hinges, your branches, leaves and the area on his belly that you used the cog stencil on… mmmmm nice huh… Ok now we will dry brush our mars orange around on all these pieces that we put the red ochre (at this stage we are not colouring the whole area with this colour just little here and there). Ooooohhhhh Yeah are you getting excited… Lastly clean and dry your brush really well (it should not be moist from water)… Now we are going to pick up some easycoat glossy with the tip of our brush, then pick up a little of the turquoise, mix this into a paste on the pallet then add a little titanium white with the tip of your brush and mix into the turquoise… The first layer with this colour you doesn’t want too light … Now dry brush this sparingly over all your cogs, hinges, leaves and the leaves on the branches and a little on the belly of your birds and truly this is just a hint on the cogs, but on the leaves, you can go a little heavier if you like… Now to add some ‘Metallic Colourtrix Magic’
11. We’re using Rich Gold and White silver with easycoat glossy… as with your above colours put a little bit of each of these colourtrix colours out onto you piece of alfoil and a tiny bit of easycoat glossy… I dried brushed white silver using the above technique on the owl’s head, on the stone stencilled part of his body, the edges of his wings, feet and the birds’ breast where the turquoise was brushed… The rich gold I dried brushed onto the cogs, a little on the hinges & barbed wire. I only put a very small amount around, this is a highlight only…
12. Now for the Assemblage… (Clean your area & clean your brushes well with warm soapy water. Hope that you’re having fun and not feeling like Sadie the Cleaning Lady). You will need your Powertex, brush, water, readymade stoneart clay for the next steps so get them ready…
13. Now go back to your phone and look at the picture that you took of your layout and where you wanted all your yummy pieces to go. Lay these over your owl’s body… Happy? You will also notice his beak on my pic has been 3D’d I did this by using a piece of stone art clay that I shaped into a teardrop put some green Powertex onto his beak then pushed this piece of clay onto it and gently shaping it around his beak. Then I dry brushed some rich gold onto this.
14. Now start attaching your pieces by using the green Powertex as a glue for all your pieces… Any that you would like raised or need a little more stick that is where you will use a little stone art clay under your pieces before sticking down… Remember to paint a little green Powertex on the base of your chippy then put the clay on top of that then paint a little more Powertex on the clay surface then gently push into place… Voila!!!
15. Remember you will have time to amend and move pieces as the Powertex is a slow drying adhesive but be careful as we are using green and we have pre coloured our pieces so having a damp cloth to wipe any excess Powertex that be visible on your embellished surface due to you relocating a piece. If you are lucky enough to have transparent Powertex in your collection then I advise to use this to alleviate this problem.
16. Wings Assemblage – the 2 large halves of the cogs I stuck to the underneath of my wings. How I did this was by painting a little green Powertex onto the ends of the cogs placed a little stone art clay applied a little more Powertex onto the top of this clay then pushed my wings into position on top of these exposing the bottom of the cogs (please refer to pic). Stick your hinges into place. Then stick your wings into position. Depending on how you are positioning the wings you may need a little stone art clay to assist with this process…
17. Barbed wire assemblage – you guessed it again this is where stone art clay is a much needed to hold your 2 pieces together, that is if you want it how I have placed them together… Review all your pieces and where you have put them if any of these don’t have much surface area of Powertex being used as your glue then gently lift and add stoneart.
o what have you called your Owl? Did he or she talk to you along the way??? Remember all the products & pieces I have used are available now at Powertex Australia. I thank you for taking the time to read my blog for the Australian Powertex Design Team
I look forward to sharing more hints and tips with you all next month.
Cheers to you all
Your Friendly Neighbourhood Powertex Fanatic
RenWA ( Reneé Warwick)
The theme for September is Spring Birdhouse and this amazing kit is now available from Powertex Australia. I was very excited to start this project. I knew exactly what I had in mind for this little birdhouse long before I started with it. There are all sorts of interesting chippie shapes that you can use in this kit. But before I get too carried away let me tell you how I created this Spring Birdhouse.
Take the MDF Birdhouse & chippie pieces out of the packaging. Use masking tape and stick all panels of the house together to get an idea of your end result. If you are happy with your design take all pieces and put them aside until you want to use them.
Place your stencil over the panels and create some texture. I used this beautiful tree bark stencil available from Powertex Australia. When I received this stencil, I immediately knew that I was going to use it for my Spring Birdhouse project, and I must say it’s very effective! You can paint all the panels before you create the texture, but I tried something different this time. (I made a little mistake and went too close to the gaps and when I put the house together, I struggled to slot all the pieces in and had to cut it off to make it fit again!) Leave it to dry… if you are in a hurry use a hair dryer to speed up the process.
Use Bronze Powertex and paint the chippie shapes and all the pieces that you want to add onto the Birdhouse except the flowers. Paint the Birdhouse panels on both sides and leave to dry. I must say this stencil did came out very well!!!
Put the birdhouse together and use Powertex Bronze to make the panels stick. I had to give mine another coat of Powertex because of all the carving I had to do to make it fit into the slots! Leave to dry completely
Adding colour to my Birdhouse to give it an actual wood look was the most fun part of this project. I used Powercolour Yellow Ochre & Easycoat Glossy as my first colour. Using a dry-brush technique is very effective. I first applied the colour gently but then I went over it to get a much darker yellow. The second colour that I used was Powercolour Mocha also mixed with Easycoat Glossy. I used the same technique and first went over it lightly and then touched-up some places with a darker layer of Mocha. My third colour was Powercolour Red Ochre mixed with Easy oat glossy. With thicker brush stroke I created some definite highlights so that it stands out. I was happy with the end result.
I also used Colortrix Bronze Gold mixed with Easycoat glossy to add some colour onto the eaves, balcony Chippie shape, birds & Butterflies, Welcome sign, metal frame over the house opening and the MDF clock.
Add all your embellishments as you designed in the beginning. I used Powertex transparent to stick everything on.
I liked the colour of the flowers, so I decided to dip them in Powertex Transparent to keep the colour. I gently brushed the excess Powertex off the flowers and stuck them on as well. If you struggle to get them to stick use a skewer to hold them down and let it dry before you pick the birdhouse up.
I thought I would like to make my birdhouse functional by adding some hooks on so it can be used as a key holder at my front door. I added the hooks on with Powertex Transparent.
This Spring Birdhouse project will enable you to make use of a variety of techniques using Powertex colours, Easy Structure, Stencilling, Easycoat Glossy and Colourtrix & Powercolour Pigments… enjoy!
Join me on my creative journey with Powertex
Enjoy the ride……
The Owl & the Pussycat
Monthly Challenge – June 2020
By Natalie Parish - Bag End Studio - Powertex QLD
Australian Powertex Design Team
The first verse of Edward Lear’s Nonsense Poem was the inspiration for this month’s challenge. Edward Lear was also a wonderful painter. Perhaps that is why he could conjure up such beautiful imagery and that is what I attempted to pay homage to with this months lovely kit.
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea-green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five-pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar,
"O lovely Pussy! O Pussy, my love,
What a beautiful Pussy you are,
What a beautiful Pussy you are!"
From your useful box:
Step 1: Design Layout
Step 2: Make Stone Art
Step 3: Join Boat Together & Seal MDF Boards
Step 4: Create the Sail
Step 5: Stencil Boat
Step 6: Attach Styrofoam backing
Step 7: Attach flowers
Step 8: Embellish the boat & Sail with Colour
Step 9: Sculpture Owl
Step 10: Sculpture Pussycat
Step 11: Embellish the Owl and the Pussycat
Step 12: Attach the Owl, Pussycat & Sail Mast
Step 13: Attach Sail – solve Top Heavy?
Step 14: Optional – Some Honey and Plenty of Money
Step 15: Optional – Boom Gel Moon Background
I hope you are over the moon with your artwork.
Hang on, am I getting my old rhymes mixed up?
Join me next time or Christmas in July!!!!!
Inspired by an Italian trip to a Leonardo Da Vinci Invention Museum I wanted to create a Mythical Steampunk Machine. Imagine my delight when I found Leonardo Napkins at Tamara’s Paper Napkins on Etsy! I also wanted to create a Sci-Fi vibe, so I did a bit research on fireflies. Firstly, I discovered Fireflies are not really flies but beetles from the Order Coleoptera. The light is from the compound Luciferin which is the most efficient light in the world and used in a growing field of medical research as well as gene manipulation in plants so they light up in our homes potentially reducing the consumption of fossil fuel based lighting. Now my imagination was set alight and a whole story lit up in my head of world where humans could harness that light and energy. Would it be fabulous world – maybe not?
Human Impact Report Lampyridae - (lightning-beetles).
Giant light emitting beetles from the Lampyridae family produce the most efficient form of light. Since mechanization and the ability to intensify oxygen concentrations, we harness beetles as a renewable source of light and energy including luciferase plant gene manipulation for creating indoor plants that service our internal décor needs. Additionally, luciferin extraction is now essential for gene technology, medical research, food safety, and forensic testing. As such the living Magnificent Luciferin Machines are now an important source of employment accounting for 80% of work in Machine Pasture Counties.
The expansion of human territories has caused habitat destruction for these necessary creatures and as we are still unable to force reproduction we rely on a natural source for capture and herding. Environmental Protection Zones have become a necessary norm. Visitors will be allowed to use the zones for recreational purposes within guided areas as the carnivorous larvae of these beetles are dangerous to humans. Therefore, the Luciferin machine industry by its very use of these creatures is protecting this species and large tracts of environmental parks for future generations to come.
Step 11: Optional Decoupage Wings
Step 12: Light Her Up Baby
Congratulations you have finished
See you in June with some Anthropomorphic Nonsense.
Natalie Parish from Bag End Studio
Artwork & Blogpost by Erika Venter, Mareeba, QLDThe inspiration theme for this month is Steampunk and the kit is a Dragonfly which is now available from powertex…
I was super excited to get started!
Stir & shake Powertex Bronze well before use, assemble and paint the MDF Dragonfly. Use bigger gears and stick them with Powertex onto the middle of the body to hold everyting together. To create some texture measure and fit Paper deco onto the wings and tail. Spray mist the Paper Deco with water and tease it apart – don’t make it too wet.
It’s now time to use your imagination and play around with all the bits and pieces. My idea for the Dragonfly was to make it look like the whole body is driven by gears, chains, a compass for direction and the clock faces represent it flying in time. I imagined how the whole component would work – lighting up with gemstones and sparkly eyes.
I draped the chain in between and around the gears on the wings and also on the tail. Using Powertex Bronze to secure every piece on the wings and the tail. Then left it to dry completley.
I enjoy the Colourtrix metallic pigments so much and it’s always really hard to decide what colour scheme to use… I love the Colourtrix Magic Blue and used that as my base colour mixed with Easycoat mat and covered the whole Dragonfly with it. I then used Colourtrix Magic Purple to highligt some areas on the wings and tail. Colourtrix Bronze Gold and Clear Gold were used for the final touches.
Use Easycoat mat to glue the gemstones, eyes and clocks onto the wings and tail. Your Steampunk Dragonfly is now ready to hang it up where everybody will admire it.
This was so much fun and I love my end result!
This Steampunk Dragonfly project will allow you to make use of a variety of techniques using Powertex, Paper deco, Colourtrix and Easycoat Mat.
Join me on my creative journey with Powertex
Enjoy the ride
Erika Venter Designs. - erikaventer.weebly.com/
The inspirational theme this month is ‘Living Light’ in celebration of the International Day of Light… and Erika Venter along with Powertex Australia and Cobwebbs Craft Studio has brought out a fantastic new kit for you to create at home – a Steampunk Firefly… it’s awesome!
There are so many ideas on the internet to get you started… but the best is when you use all bits of info and actually create your own idea. This is how I created my beautiful Steampunk Firefly. You can make one too…
Take all the bits out from the kit. Use Powertex Bronze and paint the back sides of the MDF Firefly and leave to dry.
Use the natural paperdeco and cut 2 pieces in the shape of the back wing. Paint the back wing with Powertex Bronze. Dip the paperdeco in water (not to wet) pull it apart to create texture and lay it onto the wings. Use masking tape to hold the body parts together.
Use Powertex Bronze and Stone art and make a soft clay. Roll it into a ball and press it flat on a plastic cutting mat. Sprinkle pigment colours of your choice onto the Stone Art clay. I used Powercolour Red Ochre, Yellow Ochre and Rich Gold. Use the rolling pin and roll the clay out so that the colours press into the clay. It should be very thin.
Gently pick up the clay and tear it into the shape of the top wings. Paint the wings with Powertex and lay the clay onto the wings. Paint the rest of the Firefly with Powertex Bronze including the back wings over the paperdeco. I also used two of the round circles in the MDF kit to create a base for the head and the body.
While waiting for this to dry off start painting the rest of the bits in the MDF kit that you would like to use.
Use a little bit of Powertex White and spread it over the back wings into the groves of the paper deco and spray some Bister over it. Create a crackle effect by drying it off with a hairdryer on hot.
Mix Powercolour Yellow Ochre with Easycoat glossy and paint the tail and the centre piece of the body with brush strokes. Mix Powercolour Red Ochre with Easycoat glossy and paint the legs and the rest of the body with brush strokes so that you still can see the Powertex Bronze colour shining through.
It’s now time to get into gear and gear up your Steampunk Firefly. Use Powertex Bronze and all the bits that you already painted and start layering it onto each other. You can use some of the left-over clay to stick all the bits on if you are to scare that you will drip on your Firefly with the Powertex Bronze.
Mix Powercolour Yellow Ochre and with Brush strokes go over some of the gears that you would like to high light and do the same with Powercolour Red Ochre.
To give your MDF Steampunk Firefly a bit of a shine use our beautiful Rich Gold pigment and go over some areas that you would like to stand out. I really love this colour so I always go overboard with it! I also used 2 glass eyes to perfect my Firefly but there was still something missing in my project. Yes, it needs a light on the tail to make it a real Firefly. So, I used one off my hand torches and put it behind the tail and it just lit up the whole room.
This was so much fun and I love my end result!
This MDF Firefly project will allow you to make use of a variety of techniques using Powertex, Stone Art, Paperdeco, Bister, Easycoat Glossy, Metallic and Matt Pigments.
Join me on my creative journey with Powertex
Enjoy the ride
Natalie Parish creates eclectic pieces of art. She is the Distributor and Design Team Trainer for Powertex in QLD Australia and enjoys sharing her passion for the product