Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Day 87 :: Tuesday March 27 :: Ottawa

What can you do with a candle? Try using the drips from a lit candle to make an image, or use an unlit one to draw on a porous surface, then make the image appear with watercolor or ink. Or, as always, feel free to experiment.

I used two lit/melted-down tealight candles, and discovered pretty quickly that there was a definite learning curve to candle-drip art. After making a lot of messy nonsense and having to pause in order to scrounge around for more cardboard, i finally nailed it with this feather. The added spray on the side was done by dipping a finger in the melted wax and flicking it over the cardboard (a harder method as the wax hardened almost immediately).


  1. learning curve. i second that.

  2. I really like how this turned out. Very nice!