Playing Early

wax vs no wax_gale everett studio

Sunday morning I really needed a quick art fix before heading back down to Eugene. I still have a final hazardous materials removal from the house for sale. I pulled out the wax pot and cranked the heat. A few days ago I created a total of 14 flower buds to work through. Each wire form received a covering of dress pattern tissue paper, and now a wax treatment. I can certainly see a major difference between the 2 surfaces. In the above photo, the bottom form is just the paper covered wire without wax. The above form is waxed. There is a dramatic color change and surface shift from matte to glossy. The under-layers of paper containing text and lines become more clear with a wax application. Certainly an interesting change to ponder. I’m looking forward to utilizing different papers for each flower stalk, making each stalk very individual but part of the whole installation. I’m already thinking of using pages from books too…. appropriate for the venue it will eventually occupy!

More fun to come!

Published by paperstew

I'm an artist in Albany Oregon focusing on paper and natural objects for inspiration.

4 thoughts on “Playing Early

    1. Shoot! I’ll be spending a bunch of time in Eugene that day. 😦
      My house sale still requires extra stuff and that should be the last day for it all.

  1. When are you planning to add color? Can you do that on top of the wax? Color the wax? Color the paper before the wax? No color?

    1. For the first one, I’ve decided to just use the original paper color. Next one will receive oil bar experiment #1. Then I’ll work with white and colored tissue paper. Then book paper, and continue on experimenting. 🙂

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