Montag, 28. Januar 2008
Canvas with Beeswax
This is a canvas (70 x 80 cm) I worked with beeswax and other textures. The painted photo is the marriage of my aunt and the letter is a letter from her.
To work with beeswax is a little massy, but it's great, because of the smooth surface.
When you melt beeswax (on electric stove, it's safer) the correct temperature is when the wax makes a noise like frying potatos. If the temperature it's to low, it doesn't works well.
You can apply it with an old brush.
A beautiful technique is to glue stripes of tape over a painted or collaged canvas (or over a photo), like a striped paper. Then you go over with the beeswax. Let it dry and remove the tape stripes. You will have a wonderful striped texture of beeswax. It looks great over old photos!
But, you will have a lot of mess on your table!