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.

City
11"x15"
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

13 comments:

  1. What a cool technique! I've never heard of using thermal paper before.
    I am your newest blog follower, too! :)
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    Mixed-Media Map Art

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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

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

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

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  5. This looks interesting, must give that paper a try! Valerie
    Happy new year!

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