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Shuswap Creative Escape

Explore the artist within...

Thanks for visiting!

My husband Larry & I became certified instructors in Powertex fabric sculptures and stone art in March 2012. After completing the course we could not pass up the opportunity to share this beautiful art form with you.

What is Powertex?

Powertex is a highly versatile product that makes most porous surfaces hard and weather resistant. This amazing product gives form and structure to cloth, paper, wood, gauze, concrete, plush toys, cardboard and more. This amazing textile hardener makes it easy for a novice crafter to create a beautiful sculpture using only a wire armature and an old t-shirt.

How does it work?

Powertex is a liquid medium, ready to use out of the package. Items can be dipped directly into Powertex or brushed on. Once applied, Powertex begins to dry but will remain flexible for hours, depending on room temperature. While it is in it's flexible state, Powertex can be draped, folded, pleated and manipulated in countless ways. Once the treated item has been cured, it will be hard and durable. It will also be weather resistant and suitable for use outdoors. The exception to this is the transparent medium which will require a coat of outdoor (marine) varnish before it becomes weather resistant.

Powertex is environmentally friendly and cleaned up with soap and water.

We would love to invite you to our home in the Shuswap to discover and explore the artist within....(no experience necessary!)

Ruth & Larry


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