Feel the Power(tex)!

An incredibly rare event occurred – I had a whole day to myself in the house!! This almost never happens, so I took full advantage. It was a tough call, trying to choose between some uninterrupted reading time, starting Evil Dead that some overly generous friend of mine gave me for Christmas (and I’ve yet to so much as remove the cellophane), upcycling some clothes or taking over the dining table in order to make a big mess. I’ve been SO careful not to fall into the trap of “oh since no-one’s here, I could give *insert name of room here* a really good clean”. NO. Having some me-time – sod the cleaning!

I pretty much went with all of the above, plus some crochet. I’ve been dying to play with this stuff I bought back in September – it’s called Powertex after I’d taken a class with the lovely Abigail – details at the end of the blog post. It’s good messy fun! I’ve had a lot of ideas floating around in my head about what to do with it, some more adventurous then others. We’ve had these masks kicking around for 3 or 4 years and I do love me a mask! There’s a reason why the only photos of me are all in some sort of masked cosplay (seriously – I can’t find a single unmasked photo of myself for the past 3 years)!

These are some of the many materials I had at my disposal – Powertex works with natural materials only, so I had to cheat and cover the masks in masking tape. Everything else is paper or cotton. I did some sketches beforehand so I had an idea of where I wanted to be by the end of it – otherwise I’d just be randomly throwing stuff on and it’d end up looking rubbish. I was thinking somewhere along the lines of seasons or elements for each one, which gave me plenty wiggle room to be creative.

It’s rare that something comes out looking pretty close to what was in my head. I’m proud of these and hoping to sell them. If they’re popular enough, I’ll make a bunch more. I’d welcome suggestions about what to base the next set around.







If you’re interested in finding out more about Powertex or taking a class in it, you can contact Abigail here: http://www.curiously-contrary.co.uk/

Written by: Lulu

I’m best described as a jack of all trades type - I have a lot of interests and tend to bounce sporadically from one to another, picking up new ones on the way. Predominantly I make things and read. I do play console games (I think at present I own three four consoles that fight for space), but even then I wouldn’t say I play one type of game more than any other. I’m a big final fantasy fan, but I also like puzzle games and FPS. There are plenty more console games enthusiasts on here though, so I’ll be sticking to reviewing tabletop games. I grew up with a culture of playing board games with my family frequently, especially Hero Quest with my dad. Whenever we have a social gathering, which is usually every other weekend, we inevitably play at least one board game. Then there’s the making of things. My current list of enthusiasms includes crochet, embroidery, clothes making and cosplay, bags, leather work, some jewellry, plushies of all shapes and sizes and some other random bits and pieces. You can read all about my nerd-craft in my blog and if you’re interested and willing to part with some cash, I do take commissions on certain things. If you can think it, I can probably make it out of something - just ask!

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