Contents: Paper, pencil, burning
Released into wild: 27/11/11 at 23.58
General Location: Clifton, Bristol
Status: Found by Milly & Siân on 1/1/12
This was an exciting jar to make.
I cut this translucent paper to size about a week ago and the jar has been sitting on my desk while I thought about it. I used pencil for drawing because I wanted a softer look than my usual ink. But it just wasn’t singing; it needed something more. Suddenly I remembered the burning technique I used on Jar No 80 way back in March.
I was expecting the paper to catch fire as Jar No 80 did but instead, to my surprise, it scorched and audibly popped, creating little white bubbles. I guess the paper has more than one layer or some kind of coating that reacted to the heat.
You can see here how much the heat distorted the paper.
With Jar No 80, the flame was in charge but this time, I had far more control and was able to draw with the flame to a much greater degree.
And as with all the translucent jars, this one is particularly ethereal when lit from behind.