Friday, July 25, 2014
Dorothy Caldwell Extravaganza 5
Back to unfinished business, showing you what I made in the Dorothy Caldwell workshops last month.
We experimented with many ways to make marks in addition to the obvious use of ink (or paint) with a pen or brush. Perhaps the most fun was the day we got to burn holes in things -- outdoors, with a big pail of water handy for those awkward moments when things got out of hand.
First we played with a candle, holding the paper carefully above the flame so the soot would waft up and coat the paper. After the paper got a good layer of soot, you could draw into it with the end of your brush. We had to use spray fixative to keep the soot from smudging.
On vellum, we noticed that white blisters surrounded some of the holes, and upon experimentation found that you could barely touch the incense stick to the vellum and get a trail of blisters with no holes.
Update: I'm linking this to Nina-Marie's blog, where each week you can check out what other fiber artists have been up to.