Tuesday, 10 September 2013
heating wax crayons
1. 'Blue monk'
2. 'Girl with creature on her head'
ATC's, all done in melted wax crayon, with ink lines after.
I have been looking at a couple of youtube videos on heating kids wax crayons to produce artworks, especially ATCs and today I felt like giving it a go myself.
See for example this video:
I used a sheet of Bristol paper, 8 by 10 ins., and crayola crayons. I used my old traveller's iron as a heat source and melted the crayons on it then swiped the iron over the Bristol paper in random colour swatches.
I turned the paper over when finished and cut it randomly into ATC pieces, then turned it over to see if there was any imagery suggested by the blotches of colour. I 'found' these three images which I actually did in reverse order.
So that was a playful morning.
To really get into wax methods, or encaustic, I think the small heating tool would be good for precision, but the iron was OK for a first attempt.