*** Lucky Dip***
A mixed bag of art by Lucky Dip Lisa (NZ)
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
I am always hesitant to use the word "finished" because it almost challenges me to find something else to add or find something that could be improved. That said it takes a real tuning in with your artwork to know when it is actually finished! I think this cover is, although I will listen a little longer just incase!
The some-what wonky photography is due to the fact that I was trying to hold my big Nikkon with one hand and not take my eye off the hot wax at the same time!
Photo one shows the niche before wax
Photo two shows the just poured wax (which I did in 3 batches)
Photo three shows the circuit board set into the cooling wax
Photo four shows the' finished' cover.
I scored the little plate thing for free because no-one at the 2nd hand shop knew what it was! It's a labyrinth thinge-me-jig of course! I thought about several options for setting the circuit board into the niche for several days. Not sure what to use I thought about plaster of paris or silcone. In the end the remnants of our homemade candles (which are on there 3rd cycle of recycling now!) was chosen because I wanted something that would set quickly, firmly and not be too heavy at the end of it. Just before I poured it into the niche (and with just lunch paper protecting that woven page if it all went wrong!) I realised this was one of those situations that would either go really well, or really wrong! Thankfully the latter didn't happen. Wheeeew! The whole cover is constructed out of the original cover, foam board and various wet mediums to create the look I wanted. I am pretty pleased with the results! Speaking of results, if you havn't been to the Pulp Redx blog recently then your missing on some great covers! There's even been one person doing a little book burning...