If you follow along my adventures on Facebook, you might have noticed I just got back from filming episodes for Make It Artsy with Powertex. I decided to make this trip a little fun and pleasure and I’ll share my travel adventures over the next few days as well, so make sure to check back and see more about my Kentucky Bourbon Tour!
It takes many weeks, sometimes months, of planning and prepping to film a few episodes. I had to create projects that coincided with the themes of the Season for Make It Artsy using Powertex and I had to have many step-outs prepared for the magic of TV. Each segment is only 6-8 minutes and as much as you practice beforehand, it’s always different when you are actually on set and responding to the fabulous host Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.
It’s fun to have my make up professionally done for filming, but riding to the set and arriving with absolutely no make up at all and hair not completely dry is sometimes tough. It sure didn’t help that I was still getting over a horrible cold so wasn’t feeling 100% and it was super cold and in Ohio too!
Upon arrival on set, the first thing you do is set up your projects in the Green Room. Each project gets its own tray…or two.
Then you get your makeup done and make sure everything is ready to film.
For each segment, all your stuff is taken onto the set and you are given a few minutes to set it all up and do a walk through with the producer. Then it is Lights, Camera, Action and follow Julie’s prompts. It all happens so quick, you just hope it all works out.
One of the projects this time was creating a Mixed Media canvas with Powertex and the new Powertex Powerwax.
And to expand on my animalier skills, here is a fun Meerkat created with Powertex Art medium and Powertex Stone Art. If you want to work on your animalier skills, we have an Animal Kindom Book on how to create many different animals with Powertex.
This was actually my second time at Make It Artsy this year. I filmed three episodes this spring which for Season 300, which is currently airing. Check your local PBS station for Make It Artsy episodes. I shared Powertex projects for episodes 306, 308, and 311 but all the episodes are great and full of inspiration and project ideas.
Here is a peek at Episode 306, Tools of the Trade. Making art is easy with the right tools and I show how to craft a charming bisque face pendant with Powertex and a few strips of fabric.
I’ve shared other episodes on my YouTube so make sure you are following me there too to see the other two episodes from Season 300 as well as the upcoming new ones that will air in the Spring for Season 400.
I hope this inspires you to try your hand and creating art with Powertex.