(actually I've mainly just been thinking about food)
My artworks have been created through a wax transfer method, (which I'll talk about below) and reuses original pages from a great 1980's book "1500 Fascinating Facts about the Universe the World and its People".
I have displayed the two works together in the bathroom as I like the quirky intestinal connection between the images and the privy. Too much information?
The Other Information...how I did it:
First, iron some wax shavings onto some paper- I upcycled a page from a book and I do declare that text works well in this exercise.
- Be sure to use a low heat as wax can ignite (yep, there is a danger factor and all good artists don't need to suffer for their work.
- Don't use your normal iron, preferably choose one without steam holes that is used specifically for this purpose.
- Also protect your ironing board!
Then, choose an image that you want to transfer on top. I chose scientific images as it suits my current obsession. On the back of the image cover with charcoal.
Next, flip the image (charcoal down) onto the wax encrusted paper. Trace over it with a pen, checking the pressure is transferring well.
Finally, use your iron on a low heat to melt the wax slightly. It will then dry, sealing in the wax transferred image.
|Another wax transfer example- click to link|
Feel free to ask any questions if you are unsure about anything.
Thanks to Chris Stewart from Fine Artzs Studio for introducing me to the technique.
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