Saturday, May 21, 2016

Tiny Paintings on Chewing Gum Spit out on Sidewalk

British artist Ben Wilson is making the streets of London more colorful with his tiny paintings on chewing gum that are spit out on the streets... He has been creating these colorful transformations for the past six years and has developed an interesting technique.
-check em out below:
He softens the gum with a blowtorch, sprays it with lacquer and then applies three coats of acrylic enamel. He uses tiny brushes, quick-drying his work with a lighter as he goes along, and then seals it with clear lacquer. Each of his miniature paintings can take anywhere from a few hours to a few days to complete. And once finished, the gum art could potentially last years and years if conditions are right (weather, repaving, etc.).

via gizmodo

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