I have incredibly inconvenient creative inspiration.
I never seem to get creative brainstorms when I’m just sitting around trying to think about new things. I get creative brainstorms at the last minute or when I’m in the midst of doing something else entirely.
Wouldn’t it be cool to make candle blocks using photos of vintage bathing beauties?!
The answer is, of course, “yes!” it would be cool and because I lack all self-discipline (and sense) I HAVE TO DO IT NOW!!!!!!
So, last night I downloaded some fun photos from the print and photo collection of Library of Congress (a great site for vintage images btw) and re-sized and printed them out.
NOTE: I use a laser printer at home and, I gather, to make the image transfer work you need a laser print.I’d recently purchased Liquitex Ultra Matte Gel Medium in an attempt to get over my fear of image transfer (it had gone badly in the past).
After a couple rounds of wetting the paper and rubbing away all the cool, vintagey bathing beauties were perfectly transferred.
I sealed them with polycrylic (I discovered they hazed over as they dried unless I sealed them)
Ok, back to work. If you’re local (and I know very few of you are) come visit me and the bathing beauties this weekend!