Today, me, Chris, Emma, Lesley and Lin all went over to Nottingham to take a Powertex class with Allison. This is her showing us some of the things you can do with the Stone Art product.
Lesley and Emma listening intently. Hmmm...... can I do this?
And Chris and Lin on the other side of the table.
And Allison telling us how she created this piece.
This is a close up of the above piece, fab isn't it.
Then I stopped her in her tracks as she was explaining about the plaster figures, I needed a team photo!
We then set to and created our shapes. I had a circle, so had to cut the middle out, which made snow!!
Allison then showed us how to use the Stone Art product.
And then explaining what she's doing and how the get the stone effect.
Then she showed us the different effects that the different colours created.
Then before we knew it, it was lunch time. We were all eating and Lesley was just adding a few more touches.
Then we did a bit more and it soon became afternoon tea break and cake time.
It's Lin, Emma and Chris's birthdays all within a week of each other at the end of January, so we had birthday cake and candles.
Then back to it, Lesley and Emma titivating Lesley's fabric.
Ooooh look, it's now snowing on Emma too - hehehehe!!
This is Emma's WIP, she came to a bit of a standstill as she was waiting for her budda to set.
This one is Lin's WIP, she chose a circle too.
This one is Chris's WIP. Chris hadn't seen these products before, but absolutely loved it.
This is Allison's test piece, she showed us loads of techniques and was very happy to share her knowledge.
This is Lesley's WIP, she put some stencilling on hers too.
And finally, this one is mine.
And this is us more or less finishing up. We didn't half make a mess, so out came the hoover!! I hope we are allowed back at a later date as we had such a wonderful day and Allison is absolutely lovely. I did pre-warn her what we were like before we booked!!
We had a group photo before we all left for home.
And this is my finished piece.
A close up of the lace with the bister and coloured pigments.
Should you wish to take a class with her, and I highly recommend that you do, you can contact her at