Sunday, 13 February 2011

Wax and Print



A couple of weeks ago i had a go at printing a block of winter trees, i was  unsuccessful, but it was interesting to try new ideas any way. This time i tried again, using a single tree, then experimented by adding pencil and ink to the image, to slightly alter it. After this, i then waxed each print, to make the paper translucent. I now have a series of waxed plates which i can now play around to achieve the picture i want.

10 comments:

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Absolutely wonderful. I love your tree images and your waxed paper. Love waxed paper too :o)

Carolyn

Chloe said...

These are gorgeous! I love the translucency (sp?) of the paper, it makes them look very delicate and beautiful :)

erasercarver said...

These are absolutely beautiful, so delicate.

Are you curious about me? said...

These are so lovely..

Gina said...

These are beautiful. Somehow the wax makes them seem more wintery

Almost Monday said...

I love winter trees! It's on my list of things to print. I'm hoping you will show how you wax the paper sometime! It looks so lovely!

What did you mean by waxed plates? You should have a wax workshop! Or maybe come to Oregon and do a wax workshop! :)

mandy walden said...

love the texture of this paper and how it changes the look of the print,almost has a ceramic quality. Do you dip the paper in wax or paint it on? Really lovely work.

Mangle Prints said...

Hi Folks, all i do is use very hot melted wax ( which i melt in a pan first) and paint it on to the paper and print with a brush. The trick is using very hot wax. When the wax has cooled on the paper, you can buff it, with a soft cloth. When i get time, i'll do a blog post with more details :))

Jude said...

I love the waxed paper too - must try it sometime. Yet another technique to add to the long list of things I'd like to try!

cat said...

The wax really adds another dimension! Thanks for sharing!