Powertex and Foil Ballerina Published

My Powertex & Foil Ballerina was published in FaveCraft’s “Best Blogger Craft Ideas 2016: DIY Home Decor, Paper Craft Ideas, Sewing Projects, and Unique DIY Crafts” free eBook

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Here is an excerpt from the Introduction:

Every January the FaveCrafts team travels to the Craft & Hobby Association Trade Show to not only check out what’s new in the crafting world, but to host one of our favorite events of the year. Our blogger networking party is an event where we invite the best and brightest bloggers to meet some of our favorite companies. These companies generously gift the bloggers product to bring brand new projects to life, entering then into our Best Blogger Craft of 2016 contest. All of these projects are collected into this eBook.

The projects in ‘the book’ were created exclusively for this eBook and our readers. In this book you will find ways to spice up your home, handmade cards to give, sewing projects, and more. 

I attended that wonderful networking party and I’ve been waiting months for the book to come out. My Ballerina is on page 40. I wouldn’t have won without the generous support of Therm o Web and their delicious DecoFoil®Powertex and Foil Ballerina

You will enjoy looking at all the other wonderful designers’ work, too. 

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Powertex and Foil Ballerina

I am sharing a beautiful new sculpture with you today: a Powertex and Foil Ballerina!

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At the most recent CHA MegaShow, held in January, I was fortunate enough to be selected as a Prime Publishing VIB ( Very Important Blogger)! Lucky me: after the show I was sent a lot of beautiful products from many of the Prime VIB Event sponsors! I have to admit that one of my most favourite ‘new’ products to work with is therm-o-web’s iCraft® DECO FOIL™ transfer sheets.

Powertex and FoilI created my sculpture first; it started as wire, fabric and aluminum, on a wood base. I used Bronze Powertex art medium to ‘paint’ my sculpture. The Bronze is more of a brown colour. I thought adding the DECO FOIL™ would really make it special. I used the following colours: red, gold, and purple.

Powertex and Foil

LOOK at how gorgeous the bodice is; with shocks of gold, red, and purple. It looks like liquid gold was poured on!

Powertex and Foil

The first step in applying the DECO FOIL™ transfer sheet is to apply the DECO FOIL™ Liquid Adhesive to your surface, and let it dry for 1 -2 hours. When it’s ‘dry’, it’s tacky, and the perfect surface to receive the transfer colours!

Powertex and Foil

When the adhesive is tacky (not wet), the colours will easily transfer to the surface (sometimes just by touching it), but usually you will need to do some gentle rubbing.

Powertex and Foil

Powertex and Foil

The foil brought life to my ballerina. What could you add DECO FOIL™ to?

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