Slim Lady Sculpture

Slim Lady Sculpture
by Bobby Westman


  • Powertex Bronze 500ml PB500
  • Stone Art 250g 0211
  • African Lady A006
  • Wooden block 12 x 12 x 6cm
  • Thread bar 2 X 50cm
  • Colourtricx Bronze C016
  • Green Acrylic Craft Paint (any)
  • Power Cotton POC 075
  • Power Varnish V125
  • Consumables: Aluminium Foil, Masking Tape, Broad Paint brush, Hammer
  • Plastic sheet to protect work surface


  • Step 1: Cover work surface with plastic sheet.
  • Step 2: Drill a hole on the left front and the right back of the block of wood at an angle.
  • Step 3: Place the thread bar into the holes and use hammer to gently secure the “legs”.
  • Step 4: Tape the top of the legs together with masking tape.
  • Step 5: Drill a bigger hole at the bottom of the African Princess so that the two taped “legs” fit
  • securely.
  • Step 6: Using aluminium foil start building the shoulders and the rest of the body, tape securely.
  • Step 7: Dip a long piece of Power Cotton into Powertex and attach to the taped leg area (stick
  • loose end down with masking tape on leg) and wrap all the way up to the shoulders and
  • around the neck area. Wrap Power Cotton around the other leg as well. Attach the end
  • piece with masking tape so as to secure.
  • Step 8: Cover the whole figure with a coat of Powertex Bronze.
  • Step 9: Mix Stone Art and Powertex Bronze 1:1 by volume creating an air dry clay and start
  • spreading the paste over the entire figure (also over the Power Cotton) up to the neck
  • area. Sprinkle Stone Art onto the entire figure, rubbing in well.
  • Step 10: Once painted with Powertex Bronze dip another piece of Power Cotton into Powertex
  • Bronze, wringing out well and wrap from the right leg up over the hips area and around
  • the waist, over the shoulders and around the neck and up to the head creating a turban.
  • Spread more clay over the legs where necessary.
  • Step 11: Using broad brush and any acrylic Moss green craft paint gently cover areas to give
  • green effect.
  • Step 12: Using broad brush and acrylic Moss green craft paint gently cover areas to give green effect.
  • Step 13: Mix Colour Tricx Bronze and Power Varnish together and dry brush the face, turban and
  • the face, turban and certain areas of the Power Cotton. Leave to dry.