Wednesday, March 26, 2014

09 Plaster Production Molds Nº 9

I probably spend more time looking for things than I should. I could not find the carbon paper I thought I had in my studio. I mean, carbon paper is a basic staple in an art studio, right? I ended up going to a local office supply store and buying some carbon paper. It didn't cost too much more than ordering it online for a much cheaper price, but paying shipping costs too. The carbon paper wraps around the edge of the plastic card, giving me a very thin marking edge. I simply cut out the carbon paper a wee bit smaller than the card, then taped it onto the card. Later, when I needed fresh carbon paper, I lifted the tape, moved the carbon paper, taped it down to the card, then continued making marks on the carving wax foot. I used a small block of wood to raise the foot a little bit. Then I always had the side of the foot that I was marking, hanging over the edge of the wooden block a little bit. After marking a section, I would use a Sharpie® permanent marker to go over the carbon paper line, so as to have a line that would not rub off too easily. This is what my first try looks like. Click on the image to enlarge it.

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