This is a home learning course where we will create a fabric sculpted squirrel approximately 9" x 9".
This particular project is quite challenging and time consuming but such fun.
In these extensive step by step videos I will lead you through the process to create an armature, cover the armature in fabric and mop head and create the facial features.
I then explain fully the colouring process.
I will supply basic ingredients to create this project assuming you already have Powertex.
Alternatively I can supply a complete kit of everything you require to complete this project.
Let me introduce you to the wonderful world of Powertex. It is a water based, non-toxic and environmentally friendly universal medium it is a liquid essentially a paint and glue combined and it is a fabric hardener, used to create 2D or 3D sculptures.
In the case of fabric sculpted creatures they can go in the garden once dried for 3 weeks however to be on the safe side they would benefit from a coat of varnish.
Obviously you can go at your own pace and can ask me any questions at any time, via the 'Ask a question' button should you need to.
The videos will be sent to you via an email link and you are reminded that they are for your own personal use only and are not to be replicated in any way.
The Following will be supplied in the video price – Powertex is extra
Polystyrene oval for head mop head for tail fabrics for body
Wire for ears beads for eyes wires for the whiskers polystyrene sphere for the “nut”
Stone Art Clay for eyelids, Nose and mouth – This will be brown or black
For the colouring you will need some Pigment colours I will supply Red Ochre. Yellow Ochre, Orange, White, Dark Brown, and some Easy Varnish
Powertex Universal Medium can be supplied at extra cost
You will need to collect the following items:
Short stubby Bottle. Marinade style jar or small coffee jar, tin foil, masking tape, wooden skewers x3
craft knife, Pliers and wire cutters
Apron, gloves, table covering, brushes for colouring, a brush for the Powertex, a floor covering if you are working in a carpeted area, a water jar, rolling pin and board, oven liner (Teflon sheet) some nylon string and a Nutella style jar for supporting the tail whilst it dries
For the colouring you will need 2/3 flat brushes and one or two fine brushes to paint the details in the eyes
This course is taught online
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We attended our first powertex workshop not really knowing what to expect. Karen was very welcoming and immediately put us at ease. The studio was set up to comply with Covid 19 regulations whilst still achieving an informal friendly space. Karen was an informative, patient teacher and guided us through the lesson allowing us to work at our own pace and explore our own creativity whilst keeping a close eye on us.
Lunch was in her lovely garden with social distancing. We ended the course with items that we were very happy with and never thought we could actually achieve. We are already talking about what item we are going to make on our next visit. 😃.
This was a fabulous course and we really loved our Hares! they take pride of place in our lounge. Karen was an amazing teacher and instructed us throughout the day enabling us to work at our own pace but keeping us on track! The facilities are brilliant and there was a lovely garden for sitting in at lunch time, refreshments were made available and there was plenty of anti bacterial wash in all areas with paper towels to comply with current corona legislation. Thoroughly recommend and we will be back!
Response from Inky Escapades:How kind of you to leave me such a lovely review, I really enjoyed meeting you both and helping you create your fabulous Stone Art Hares. I am so pleased you enjoyed your day and that your Hares are on display in your lounge no less!
What a tremendous experience!
I am a complete novice when it comes to working with mixed media but fortunately I didn’t let this deter me. As a result, I left the course with a fabulous piece of art work and have already booked a second workshop!
Karen’s expertise and passion for her work is reflected in her calm, encouraging teaching style. The venue is comfortable and we were totally looked after by Karen and ‘her team’ throughout the day. The coffee and delicious homemade cakes were a particularly nice extra touch.
Response from Inky Escapades:Thank You very much Kirsty for you lovely review
I attended the course on 12th January 2020. I am a complete novice to all things craft, so starting from a blank canvas as far as my skill set is concerned. Karen took us through, step by step how to build our masterpiece, not just explaining how but showing us how, which was extremely useful. The course was well run and suited all abilities with each of us producing a decorative piece for our gardens.
Karen's attention to detail throughout was fabulous and she was very supportive. The workshop was a perfect creative environment and everything I needed was provided.
A lot of thought and imagination had gone into running this course and it showed in the final results.
I would recommend this course to anyone who just wants to give something new/different a go. With such an inspirational teacher everyone will produce something amazing!
Response from Inky Escapades:Why Thank you Leigh for your very kind words
Attended the course on the 28th September 2019 and it was absolutely brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.
From arriving and over the whole session Karen and her team (hubby working away) were outstanding.
We were both complete novices and managed to make 2 stunning pieces of work, that we took away with us on the day.
Everything was provided and Karen made the time to explain clearly the steps that needed to be done and what to be aware of, if you did not do specific tasks. Karen is definitely aware of how Powertex works and is someone who passes on that knowledge willingly and with flare.
Karen made us feel very welcome in her home and he workshop is a little haven at the bottom of the garden, which shows off her work with flare. The cake was too yummy to pass up.
Definitely be back.
Response from Inky Escapades:Thank You so much for your kind words and for taking the trouble to leave me a review - I am so pleased you both loved your workshop and your introduction to Powertex. Do let me know whether Asia managed to obtain extra credits based on the fabulous piece she created from her photograph