SPARKLER ART WITH A DIFFERENCE

Being in the field of pyrotechnics we are always fascinated by additional ways of using pyro in art especially. We have, on several occasions, featured artwork by the supremely talented Cai Guo-Qiang but these are completely different.

Sparkler Art

To achieve the fabulous picture above, you will need:

  • a sheet of light coloured plywood
  • small can of regular white interior paint (plain emulsion will suffice)
  • Sparklers
  • Spray bottle filled with a mixture of the juice of 1 lemon mixed with water (about half pint)
  • an image of two stags which you can trace around and cut out with either a craft knife or scissors (like the one below – most can be downloaded or copied from the internet but check the ownership first.

Next, paint the plywood with the white paint and let it dry thoroughly.

Cut your stag images (or whatever animal you would like to be) and put them onto the dry painted board. Spray the lemon water over the images making sure that the stag or animal picture is damp enough to stick slightly but not so there are water puddles about.

Let the board dry for around 5 minutes.

Light your sparklers and place them where you would like the trunks of the trees to be (this might take a few attempts, so be aware of this and we would recommend that you try first of all on paper.

The branches can be created with straight lemon juice. Great to try and you can incorporate all sorts of animals and pictures which would look great in the sepia colour.

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