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/