Saturday, 13 February 2016

Fairy Powertex Workshop

Today a few of us, me, Lin & Lesley went over to Wisbech for a powertex workshop. The lady at the back left is Jo, who kindly gave Lin a lift from and to the train station, the lady front left is Marina who co-owns Pramoda Gifts with her lovely hubby Phil who kept us supplied with tea and coffee all day, and the person stood up is Lesley Gott from Enchanted Crafts who ran the workshop.

Lesley and Lin making their fairy frames.

This one is mine.

Next we made some wings and bound them on the back.

Gave everything a layer of bronze powertex.

This is mine complete with wings and all painted up.

We used various pieces of materials and fabrics to dress our fairies. Lesley and I finished drying ours with the hairdryers even though they had been in the heating box.

Next step was to dry brush some white pigment so that the colours were more vibrant against the bronze. 

This is Lesley showing us how to use the colours and put them on.

This is Jo's nearly finished fairy, she used lots of vibrant colours.

This is Lin's fairy which I know isn't finished yet as she is giving her some boots.

This is Marina's fairy and I think she is going back later to add more colours to it.

Lesley's finished fairy, yes I did say finished!!

Lesley, tutor's fairy which I think she said she hasn't finished yet.

And finally mine, which obviously isn't finished.  Not because I ran out of time but because I had a mare with the hair, so gave up, but was really pleased with how the pigments came out.

And this is just before we all departed. Thank you ladies for a lovely accommodating day and for the laughs, it was great fun.


Helen said...

wow, Sam - I can't believe you didn't finish!! they all look great though.

jojo79 said...

Looks like you all had a fab time. looking forward to seeing your finished project x

craftimamma said...

It was a fab day and now I'm knackered, lol! Must be shock at getting 3.5 hours driving, lol!

Lesley Xx

Chris Cresswell said...

Unfortunately I can't see any of the text but these are great informative photos. You've all made beautiful fairies!

Claire said...

Lovely blog post Sam, looks like you had a great day xx

chrissie said...

Wonderful project Sam. Hope your fairy gets her hair fixed soon

Love Chrissie xx

craftytrog said...

Looks like another amazing workshop, fab fairies!

hazel said...

Love the fairies, looks like you all had a fabulous day.
xxx Hazel.

Kirsten said...

Glad you all had a great time.

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