05 oktober 2011

De artieste Amelia Harnas maakt gebruik van een combinatie aan borduren en wijnvlekken om portretten weer te geven. Hetgeen het toch weer wat moeilijker maakt dan wanneer je het ter vervanging van verf zou gebruiken. Zoals in 'If You Knew Their Work You Would Deal Your Dole" (linker afbeelding) en "The Mermaid" (rechter afbeelding) (via laughing squid)

My process for creating these wine stain portraits uses a wax resist (batik) and repeated wine stains to build up a light/dark pattern. Then, I add embroidery (split stitch, to be precise) to reinforce the design of the portrait. So far, my equipment is rather crude, melting dead candle remnants in a coffee can over a propane grill or stovetop & painting the wax resist with a kiddie bristle brush. The first stains are made with a $10 bottle of French Cahors, but subsequent stains will feature Finger Lakes reds chosen for deep color and lowest residual sugars.

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