|K during one of her demonstrations.|
|Inspecting the drawing transfer demo pice.|
|K with a propane torch.|
|My messy workspace.|
|K demo-ing a batik tool to make marks.|
K held up the piece to allow the extra wax to drip and then laid it down on a flat surface covered in wax paper.
K even moved to the window for better light to remove any possible imperfections.
Finally! Bubbles! I have been wondering how to do this technique for months... All it took was a lot of opaque paint layers and some patience with the torch. Have I mentioned lately how much I love my torches??? Oh yes! Burn baby, burn! I made the discovery this week that different torches have different flames. My little torch ended up having a laser-like flame tip that was especially good for pinpoint needs. I preferred fusing with the larger torch since it's flame spread out more.
Pam was my studio buddy most nights. We seemed to get tired around the same time and kept each other company on the long crawl back to our dorm rooms.
Alicia Voisin was another quiet one to watch. I saw her doing a lot of scraping but her work had such lovely textured finishes.
Our hardworking teaching assistant, Becky Dickovitch, had a way with textiles. Her light and airy pieces had such a beautiful color palette.
|Kevin photographing Denise's work.|