Stone art star decorations, an easy festive project

Stone Art star decorations are easy! One of the things Powertex does so well is texture, right? Well now it’s time for something subtle and this is perfect for festive decorations.

Powertex tree decorations by Kore Sage

Powertex tree decorations by Kore Sage

How to make Powertex Stone Art star tree decorations
  • Paper Mâché Star (other shapes work too) with hanger
  • Black Powertex
  • Stone Art
  • Easy Varnish
  • Powder pigments, metallics look great such as Colortricx or Pearl Pigments

You’ll also need:

  • Shallow dish or container holding a 1/2 – 1 inch deep layer of Stone Art
  • A paper plate for Black Powertex
  • Flat Brushes
  • Gloves are optional but useful
  • Somewhere to hang your decorations while they dry
Step 1

Add texture
Pour a little Powertex onto a plate and use your fingers or a brush to coat your star. Be generous but let any excess drip off onto your plate.

While it’s wet place your star gently into the Stone Art, press gently and then turn the star over to cover the other side and use your fingers to push the powder onto all the edges.

When all the Powertex is covered, gently wipe away excess powder with your fingers, into your container. You will be left with a light uneven texture over your star. You can repeat this step until you like the level of texture. Hang them up to dry but they won’t take long! (I used paintbrushes balanced on Powertex Bottles!)

Stone Art stars hanging to dry

Stone Art stars hanging to dry

Step 2

Prepare for colour

Before you paint, use your fingers to dust off any excess Stone Art from your stars. If there is a lot it can clog up your paintbrush. Coat with Black Powertex, I used a flat brush for this.

You can use pigment powders and Easy Varnish straight onto the dry Stone Art but for this project I wanted a black surface to really show off the pearl and metallic colours.

You can leave these to hang dry naturally or use a hairdryer to speed up the process. Heat guns are very hot and can blister the Powertex.

Adding colour with powder pigments

Adding colour with powder pigments

Step 3

Adding Colour

Use a non stick surface and put out half a teaspoon of Easy Varnish and use a flat brush to pull a little to the side. Use the wet brush to dip into your pigment and then mix it well into the varnish. Add more pigment until your mixture is quite dry. Wipe off the excess and then brush the colour over your textured star. Layer up your colour until you have plenty of sparkle!

It’s possible to use paint but these are very wet mediums and it’s much harder to highlight the shallow textures.

This technique is easy to apply to other projects. Table decorations, gift boxes, wreaths and well the list is actually endless. If you have any questions about using this technique in your project, get in touch and I’ll do my best to help.

If you’re new to Powertex and want to know a bit more, read this!

Kore is a member of the Powertex Design Team and all the products used in this project were from Powertex UK. If you would like the latest news from Kore Sage Art Sign Up for the newsletter.

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