Saturday, February 14, 2009

playing with wax

been playing with wax all day...first time I've tried this stuff...it's a little difficult to get the hang of it, but I think with a little practice, it could be really interesting.

I first put tile grout down onto my primed canvas, made an image transfer, worked in some paraffin wax, then melted crayons into it, added layers of beeswax, and more image transfers (using xylene - death in a can), pushed some textures into the soft wax, and wrapped wire around the whole thing...not really finished...just playing.

8 comments:

joseph's art and stuff said...

wax, like encaustic?

Ester Wilson said...

haha...i was just writing the process out a little, after realizing my descrip was a little vague.

Rab said...

Sounds like fun.... sounds messy too!

Ester Wilson said...

yes! extremely messy! I do suggest floor covering...

bubblemunch said...

It's got such depth and richness.

seesue said...

What fun. As for the tile grout, that WAS just for texture, right? Not something that aids in a transfer?

Ester Wilson said...

no, i don't- it didn't do anything helpful in the transfer. I just put it down first because it was in reach, and I needed to get a surface cover over my canvas. But I have read that a rigid surface is the best to use with wax mediums, because it won't crack the wax after dried.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

What a neat concept. I have heard a lot of using melted crayons and wax but I just couldn't wrap my brain around the whole idea. I will have to research it a bit further before I attempt to do such a process. LOL. Thanks for sharing.