Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Polka Robin

Carbon image transfers can be fickle - if the wax isn't warm enough when I set the image down, the carbon doesn't adhere. If it's too warm, the paper becomes glued to the wax and there's no way to separate the paper from the carbon - when that happens I melt and scrape the whole thing off and start over. The suspense increases the further along I get in the process. This one crackled in an interesting way, and I almost scraped it off but was able to let it sit long enough to decide it's cool.

3 comments:

Wax Beach Artist said...

Yes it did turn out cool. I love the way the bird seems to melt into the background. Perfect for encaustic don't you think? lol

It's Time to Live said...

Interesting process and nice outcome.

Alvaro Ferrero said...

A very good and perfect. Congratulations.