Friday, December 28, 2012

New discovery: Thermal paper

I have been using a new medium that I have fallen in love with: Thermal Paper. My roommate discovered it by accident and it has revived my creativity!

Thermal paper is what receipts and faxes are printed on. I enjoy it because it is often unpredictable. It reminds me of when I used to paint with watercolor (my first love) because you cannot totally control it and have to let the medium to some extent take you away.

I use heat to create images, therefore there are endless ways to use it. I love what the use of heat represents, for example creating art using a cigarette versus a hair straightener have different connotations. I have some ideas I am playing around with in my head with the use of this medium.

For an example, here is a piece I recently finished using thermal paper.

Thermal paper, acrylic, wood panel

I have more in the works and I will be updating you as I finish them! Meanwhile, have there been any great mediums you have discovered lately? 

<3 Lenore


  1. What a cool technique! I've never heard of using thermal paper before.
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  2. Ooooooo... thermal paper looks like fun. I don't know anything about it. I look forward to seeing more of this from you in the new year. Happy PPF

  3. Nice outcome ... New to me ...interesting careful! HPPF. ,

  4. what a very interesting discovery! That could be lots of fun.Thanks for sharing! Happy PPF and happy 2013!

  5. This looks interesting, must give that paper a try! Valerie
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  12. Thermal paper can be used in many things like ATM machines, credit cards and debit cards terminals, point of sale machines and cash receipt devices.

  13. Great idea, lenoracle. This creative idea makes thermal paper not a boring and "throw-away" stuff, but a very interesting art carrier.

    Continue working on better ideas and will keep paying attention on your blog.