Tuesday, 3 March 2015

WOYWW 300 Really ......Sunshine and new stuff

hi peeps
OMG is this really the 300th week we have been showing off the contents of our desks...... all thanks to the lovely Julia at the   join in do .... its very addictive.
On my desk this week is ..... some afternoon sun...... and new stuff

Don't be fooled..... 10 minutes earlier hail stones were bouncing off the window.
Lots of Stuff but not much being done..... back to work this week.
So what can we see?

New stash from the 'Make it show' at Farnborough.... some stencils/ masks... pads..... key embellishments..... stamps and a secret in the white bag.... I will show at a later date. At the back is something called Powertex .... see below for more details of this fab product.
On the far right is my night time sketch pad (lots of waking up at night at the moment ... so I am doodling in the dark to cool myself down ( I'm a lady of a certain age  you know). This has proved quite interesting!

This is on my messy desk ..... the latest page for my DLP...... yes I know the eyes are too close together..... but I don't pretend I know how to draw properly.. I just need to add some letters ..... Take a peek ... at the world outside! A  reflection on my inclination to hibernate this winter I think.
Anyway back to powertex.... I did a work shop at the show with this new...ish product.... Oh my..... it was interesting ..... I made this.

The base is a Budweiser beer bottle. We  covered  different fabrics with the liquid Powertex which was the consistency of melted chocolate (but strangely cold).
It took a while to work it into the fabric.... lots of squeezing and squishing..... but it was easy to position it around the bottle and add the face.
We dried the bottle for a few minutes  for it to go hard and then  dry brushed on metallic paints for a shimmery effect on parts of the fabric and the face.

It sticks to almost anything .... except plastic so I intend to make some decorated polystyrene balls to put in the garden..... watch this space, I may have said this before, but hey ho!
Anyway that's mine.... can I come round to see yours.... please..... just leave me your number and I'll be around after work.
Oh I nearly forgot to include last weeks finished item .... The skull I had been painting ... Ta ... Dah

Finally a huge THANK YOU to Julia for organising this blog hop every week .... HIP, HIP HOORAY. .....HIP HIP HOORAY..... HIP HIP HOORAY.


  1. Shame Farnborough was on at the same time as Stevenage, there weren't as many people there this time... but I managed to buy... oh boy! Love your beer bottle, how cool is that!! Helen 5

  2. beer bottle is cool would never had guessed it was a bottle! enjoy your new stash!
    happy WOYWW
    Love Mrs.C.xx

  3. Hi Janet, LOVE that bottle. That looks like an awesome product, not that I need any new products to get around to! lol. Love how the sugar skull came out too. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #27 xx

  4. LOVE the skull painting...just right for Day of the Dead! And that Powertex stuff is interesting....the bottle has turned into the Harry Potter Sorting Hat in my eyes, lol!!
    Happy 300 hugs,
    LLJ 7 xx

  5. Happy 300th! Powertex looks very interesting! X

  6. Wow, I thought you'd been to an art gallery when I saw the Powertex bottle photo - what amazing stuff it must be and what fantastic results you got with it - I love it! The skull is fantastic too, I love the patterns and colours - very Mexican!
    Happy 300th, have a great week,
    Diana #40

  7. Hi I'm trying to visit everyone on this special WOYWW. Some amazing work there. Anne x #38

  8. Hi I'm trying to visit everyone on this special WOYWW. Some amazing work there. Anne x #38

  9. I have those lady-of-a-certain-age moments in the middle of the night too. You are brilliant though to turn it into a creative opportunity. Happy WOYWW #300! Sandy Leigh #58

  10. Wow!! I am impressed with all your creative adventures in this post, Janet--what a wonderful variety of pieces!

    (Your desk looks positively tidy compared to mine. Which is why you won't see it!)

    Happy woyww!!!
    #70 this week with a tiny
    Irish Blessings book

  11. I like the DLP page :) And that is a beer bottle? What a great upcycle. That new product sounds interesting...I will have to check it out. Shel - paperocotillostudio #25

  12. Really gorgeous makes this week Janet....and how lovely to see that sunshine :-)
    Annie x #22

  13. Lovely work. That beer bottle is stunning!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Catherine x #36

  14. Look! Sunshine! Look! EEK! Giant eyeballs! That bottle is just wonderful! It kind of has an earthy mildly creepy vibe to it, but I like it. Love the finished skull! Judy #74

  15. It's always fun to have new supplies to play with. Can't wait to see what you make! That bottle is oh so very interesting! I have to agree with Judy - it has a sort of swamp creature vibe to it but I love it!
    Hugs! brenda lee #80

  16. Nice to meet you, great space, lovely skull.
    Happy 300 WOYWW.
    Pat #83

  17. Hi Janet, I just love Powertex. I have a link on my blog for Ali Craft who are starting up new workshops for Powertex. I have booked in for two already and can't wait, really looking forward to it. Love your bottle it looks great. It's fun stuff though I seem to manage to get it in places it shouldn't be Lol!
    Hope you have a great crafty week, Angela x 42

  18. Hi Janet happy 300th WOYWW, interesting stuff Powertex - your artwork looks great. Cheers RobynO#14

  19. I've never heard of that product Powertex, so I'm intrigued. Especially so, if I can use it with fabric. Hmm. Now all I need is the beer bottle and some Powertex and I'll be ready to go. and like you, all I want to do is hibernate and get warm. Happy 300th WOYWW from #3.

  20. OMG I so get the hot-at-night thing. Cold one minute then can't stand the heat the next. I tend to watch knitting videos at the moment but like the sketchpad idea too :)

    So happy to be back WOYWWing!
    Have a Happy WOYWW day!
    Mary Anne (8)

  21. Wow you have been busy, love your pages and those eyes but your bottle is amazing, it reminds me of some props I've seen from films. Take care Zo xx 55

  22. OMG I totally forgot it was Farnborough! That Powertex is right up your street isn't it..I would have walked past it without a second look!
    Love the skull...perfect for Day of the Dead and other sorts of longas it doesnt scare you on one of the nights you feel the need to get up and be at your desk!

  23. Your Picture looks great and an easy rule when it comes to eye placement is pretend there is an exact same size eye in the middle that you don't draw :) They look fantastic with the reflection coming off of them :) HAPPY WOYWW hugs Nikki 1

  24. Fabulous work space and what fun projects.

    Hugs Diane

  25. I love your creative space, and it all looks so wonderfully busy and productive - so unlike mine at the moment, which is a sad, folorn and dust-gathering place while my creative mojo is absent! (Eagerly awaiting his return once this major health crisis is over).

    Thanks for your visit and lol!! It wasn't the nurse who drew the smiley face around the stoma site blob - it was me! I haven't a clue what they'll say when they see it!


  26. What a fun and full post, Janet! Thank you for sharing it all. I think your eyes are fantastic and how you can make them your pages that large and be that symmetrical is amazing to me! Such talent! The bottle creation is another stunning one!! Happy 300th WOYWW and thank you for coming by to see me! Hugs, Darnell #15

  27. Janet, wow what a fantastic post, I love the eyes they look so real, I didn't think they were close together at all, after all it is a journal page right and anything goes. Oh and that bottle looks incredible. I'm sorry I am not getting around to visiting life is a tad manic atm.

    Belated 300th greetings
    Eliza & Yoda

    now off to see last weeks stuff

  28. Ah Janet what a diversity of creations on your desk that is for sure! lovely to share... not sure about the skull :D but all looks great fun!
    Thanks so much for popping over :D and for sharing!
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards blog}


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