- Arts and Design
Fabric sculpting classes with Paverpol and Powertex
A mixed media art revolution!
Every so often a product is introduced that changes the way things are done. Textile hardeners are changing the way mixed media and 3-dimensional art are being made.
Imagine taking everyday materials from around your studio, home, or even the trash pile, and converting them into fabulous fine art. Paverpol and Powertex fabric hardeners allow the combination of almost any material into a single piece of art. Fabric, wood, natural fibers, organic materials, rock, stone, concrete, foam, paper, glass, clay, metals, and almost any material you can think of are fodder for this art medium.
It can be used in combination with acrylics, oils, enamels, water or oil based paints and varnishes. The finished art work can be placed indoors or outdoors.
Innovative mixed media art supplies.
Beginner to Professionals are using textile hardeners.
Shop for textile hardeners, air dry polymer clay, hot wire foam cutting tools. Make sculpting easy, fast, economical and amazing!
What About Fabric Hardener Brands
Powertex vs Paverpol
What is the difference?
One of the most frequently asked questions is what is the difference between the two fabric hardeners -- Paverpol and Powertex? Which one do I buy? Which one is the best for my particular application?
The answer is fairly simple...
The main difference is the brand!
They are competitive products. Paverpol is manufactured in the Netherlands andPowertex is manufactured in Belgium. Although there are subtle differences between the two, there is not enough difference in most cases to make a "better choice".
Paverpol slightly thicker.Powertex is slightly more aromatic. Both are non-toxic and work the same way and have the same results.
Users tend to prefer one over the other for one reason or another.
So choose one, or both, and have a great time experimenting and creating art!
A Second Major Change
Clay and kilns have been a major art medium for centuries. But now extremely hard and durable clay objects can be made without the kiln. Clay creations that will withstand weather, water, chemicals, heat and cold without being fired. Epoxy clays have made their way from the industrial and commercial trades into the art world.
Two of the most popular brands are Magic-Sculpt and Apoxie Sculpt. Epoxy clay is a two part medium - resin and hardener. Both Magic-Sculpt and Apoxie Sculpt are non-toxic products that can be used safely with bare hands indoors with not toxic fumes.