Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Red Wax

I love making three dimensional art.  There's just something so vibrant about it, and it makes me smile while I attempt to bring a piece to life from the fuzzy ideas inside my head.

This time the idea had to do with how candles also happen to be made of wax.

Then about how it would be fun to do a more visually interesting background to see how it would mesh with the automatically vibrant foreground.

This is what I ended up with.

For the canvas I was first trying to get an interesting texture from paint, ink, and a sponge.  Of course It wasn't quite getting the effect I wanted so I switched over to Elmer's glue.

Which somehow worked like a charm.

Once that was all dry I hot glued tea candles  and a couple stubby round red candles, to the top of the canvas. Then I lit them up

That burn session was a definite learning experience.

First, tea lights aren't the best if you wants a good flow, but are manageable if you cut a slit in the side.

Second, my work friend Jade is a bit of a pyromaniac.

When I went to bed that night I figured that I would be adding another layer of wax in the morning, but it has really grown on me.

I just love the simplicity of it.  And I think that the more complex background works.

Not sure how long these will last though


  1. Your work friend is a bit of a pyro where are the scale do you rate yourself?

  2. This looks great! I love experimenting with odd and assorted media and not really knowing how the finished piece will look. Sometimes I'll end up with something spectacular--other times...not so much. ;-)