Stone-art is a unique structure powder that has been specially developed for Powertex. By applying layers of Stone-Art you can model structure in a still wet Powertex base : great effects on canvas.
HOW TO USE STONE-ART?
You can use Stone Art in different ways. MAKING CLAY:
To obtain a air dry clay mix the Powertex and Stone Art 1:1 and knead the substance until you have a firm mixture comparable to kneading dough. Once the clay no longer sticks to your hands it is ready to be used. With this unique clay one can model or mould by applying layers of Stone Art and adding structure to your design. The easiest way to work is by using a pre-shaped figure made from polystyrene, papier machè, wood or by bending wire into a figurine and building that up with tinfoil and covering with masking tape. Drape fabric dipped in Powertex and/or add Stone Art as you wishThe paste which you prepare should be used up within 1,5 hours if it’s exposed to the air. You can store the Stone Art paste for some time if placed in an air tight container.
Apply Powertex onto your statue with a medium size brush, sprinkle Stone Art powder over the Powertex and rub off when too much. Again apply Powertex on the areas where you want to apply more Stone Art.
A shiny effect is created by rubbing with the palm of your hand; the powder disappears where the shining effect appears.Repeat the polishing continuously until the desired effect has been reached. The more you polish the darker the effect will be.By using Powertex Lead you create a beautiful bluestone imitation.
If you are planning to place your sculptures outside, please note that the powder is not weather proof and will rinse of when wet.So we suggest you to use Easy Varnish to complete the figure, when the object is completely hardened, at least three times before standing outside.
By rubbing a little gold paint on to a Powertex Bronze statue and then by brushing it with green you create a wonderful bronze imitation.
A nice variation of nice pastel colors can be created by using powder pigments.Work with gloves; this is not obligatory but is very practical.