Monday, April 5, 2010

inspiration monday

meet the waxmelter.
at first glance, the design might remind you of a re-worked woodburning tool that your brother may have created in his high school shop class....and the delightfully charming retro-just-pulled-it-out-of-a-1974-time-capsule-packaging helps to keep the concept of melting wax onto fabric and paper nice and simple.....and these days, i'm really into simple. i've tried using these tjanting tools in the past, but my lack of patience with all of the dripping wax left me frustrated and disappointed in the results, not to mention a few burned fingers. so, in the spirit of always-willing-to-try-something-new (and after watching this video), i'm happy to have this new toy in my toolbox......now i just need to find some time to play!

for more info about the waxmelter, click here and here


17 comments:

Dolores said...

Ohhhh, I can't wait to see what you do with it. Thanks for the link to the video. Unfortunately I will have to watch it later - when the speakers have been hooked up. It's reno time around here right now.

Diva Kreszl said...

this reminds me of the waxing tool they use to create those beautiful Ukranian eggs...is it?

Mary said...

can't wait to see the playing results! I am positive we are in for some fun things!

walther said...

melting wax: what a fright!
melt my heart: allright!

Marie aka Grams said...

How much fun is that? I want one, too. We're waiting to see what you create....no pressure. xoxo

Claire M said...

Have fun - this is certainly something I've never seen or heard of!

Linda said...

Wow Lori,

Great video and great tool. Like everyone else, I can't wait to see what you do with it. I might even be convinced to get myself one.

Linda E.

Renee Troy said...

Thanks so much for sharing this technique. I'm looking forward to being inspired as I'm sure whatever you do will be creative and wonderful.

Martha Lever said...
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Martha Lever said...

Ok let me try again....I got so excited that I misspelled lots of words. But WOW! I think I want one!

Patty S said...

cooooool. have fun experimenting!!!
xo :-)

Createology said...

Ohhh it is always fun to get some new tools and see what we can do with them. I look forward to seeing your creations. Happy creating...

Jancalligrapher said...

Your new toy reminds me of making Ukrainian Easter Eggs when I was a teenager. I used a wax melter on eggs for each color and then melted it all of when I was finished. Very fun. Can't wait to see what you make, like batik??

Becky Shander said...

I haven't seen one of these before - thanks for the tip. And please do post what you've made using it. I'm sure it'll be marvelous.

CelticWoman said...

hmmmm, very interesting, thanks for sharing. Hugs

Julie Bagamary said...

These are great to draw then dye fabric too. The electric version should be much easier to use.

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Sweetie! Another little something you just taught me about!
I've never seen anything like this, Lori! I can't wait to see how you use this! Wishing you lots of creative free time so you can play, and make wonderful things! xoxo Paulette ;)

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