Sunday, October 18, 2015
Drawing with smoke
If anyone else should try this, wear protective goggles or glasses so hot wax won,t fall in your eyes. It also helps to have something around the candle to catch dripping wax. I,ve used a 4 1/2" foil dish. The dish does obstruct the view of the smoke but It saves hot wax from dripping on you and on your clothes. I plan to get a clear plastic bowl to use as a holder in future which I think will help the view to a certain degree. I found that I had to hold the candle about an inch or two from the paper. Make sure there are no breezes or drafts in the room while you are working with candle smoke. Even a slight draft will blow the smoke away from the paper.
Most importantly, be careful of the hot wax and the possibility of fire!