African Lady Tutorial

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Supplies Required to complete this project.
Note: in this demo we are using Bronze coloured Powertex.



Step 1
Using liquid Powertex as an adhesive, attach the dowel to the base. Secure with masking tape until the bond is dry and secure. Remove the tape.




Step 2 
Attach the plaster form to the dowel with masking tape.




Step 3
Using aluminum foil, build up the figure, making a smooth transition from the torso to the dowel.



Step 4 
Secure with masking tape. Add some masking tape further along the aluminum foil so that the Powertex will have something to stick to. Paint the plaster figure with liquid Powertex.



Step 5
Cut strips of cloth to the desired width and dip in Powertex. Squeeze out any excess liquid.




Step 5b
Wrap the body portion of the figure with the cloth dipped in Powertex.




Step 5c
Using a narrow strip of cloth, wrap the head to create a turban style of headdress.




Step 6
Dip a small amount of Paper Decoration into Powertex.




Step 6b
Pull and tear around the ends to shape into the desired effect.




Step 6c
Attach the Paper Decoraton to the headdress by pushing down gently to make a secure contact.




Step 7
Using bronze Colortricx pigments and Easy Varnish, dry brush the highlights on the dress and headdress areas only.
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Supplies Required to complete this project. Note: in this demo we are using Bronze coloured Powertex.
Step 1 - Using liquid Powertex as an adhesive, attach the dowel to the base. Secure with masking tape until the bond is dry and secure. Remove the tape.
Step 2 - Attach the plaster form to the dowel with masking tape.
Step 3 - Using aluminum foil, build up the figure, making a smooth transition from the torso to the dowel.
Step 4 - Secure with masking tape. Add some masking tape further along the aluminum foil so that the Powertex will have something to stick to. Paint the plaster figure with liquid Powertex.
Step 5 - Cut strips of cloth to the desired width and dip in Powertex. Squeeze out any excess liquid.
Step 5b - Wrap the body portion of the figure with the cloth dipped in Powertex.
Step 5c - Using a narrow strip of cloth, wrap the head to create a turban style of headdress.
Step 6 - Dip a small amount of Paper Decoration into Powertex.
Step 6b - Pull and tear around the ends to shape into the desired effect.
Step 6c - Attach the Paper Decoraton to the headdress by pushing down gently to make a secure contact.
Step 7 - Using bronze Colortricx pigments and Easy Varnish, dry brush the highlights on the dress and headdress areas only.
Step 7 - Using bronze Colortricx pigments and Easy Varnish, dry brush the highlights on the dress and headdress areas only.
Photos Of Completed 'African Lady'