The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Egg on paper and wax fun

These are a couple of the pages of watercolour paper that I use to brush the egg onto my leaves as you can see when popped into the dye pot they come up beautifully. After a good drying and a few days of curing I have now covered them in hot wax and used them as book covers which have waxwd handmade pages.

And this is a first wax piece exploring excavation. The toxic yellow is an example of why not to use zinc white in this instance.

And this is the end result with just a little yellow now covered with titanium white.

A little display

and this one has excavation on one side a strip of handmade paper down the centre and some nice scratching on the right.
I am having so much fun with the online wax class with Judy Wise, there is a link on my sidebar for anyone wanting to check it out.
x te


Velma Bolyard said...

trace, i am totally swooning over that last photo. and when i clicked i got to see more. the podlike shapes are wonderful.

Louise said...

How absolutely fascinating! Beautiful creations you make. :) x

Jo Murray said...

Love your work Trace... it has a solidity and intellectual depth that is hard to achieve.