La Sardina Meets Cooking Wax Paper: A Nice Fish Recipe for Me!


When La Sardina meets cooking wax paper it doesn’t necessarily mean that some fish has to be cooked in the oven, but something tastier can come out.

I wanted to do an experiment with masks, and looking through previous tipsters, I got intrigued by the idea of having a translucent mask, as shown in these nice articles:

Put Plastic in Your Plastic Cam
What to do With My Sandwich Paper?

I tried to do something similar by taking what I’ve got at hand. I decided to use some cooking wax paper I had in the kitchen, since the wax paper is semi-opaque. To get it more translucent, I washed it in the water and rubbed it hard between my fingers to take away some wax. I squeezed it and finally dried it with a hairdryer. After having cut out the center of the film, I finally applied some double-sided tape in my La Sardina, as you can see in the picture.

You can see on the mask some shades of red, due to the fact that I washed it in coloured water and prepared it with some drop of acrylic paint, but you can use pure water as well. Further, by rubbing the piece of paper, it became wrinkled, and this gave some nice texture to the mask.

Well, here are the results. I really enjoy how the mask gave the feel of an abstract frame around the pictures, as a layered evanescent vignette or a strongly out-of-focus aura.

Just a final joke: the things I liked the most is that, although being vegetarian, I could combine La Sardina and cooking wax paper in a totally veggie and cruelty-free manner.

Yep, go vegetarian!

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written by pandaisdead on 2011-11-24 #gear #tutorials #art #diy #mask #tipster #quickie-tipster #wax-paper #la-sardina


  1. camielioo
    camielioo ·

    good tip :)!

  2. pandaisdead
    pandaisdead ·


  3. skrutt
    skrutt ·

    Nice tip! Need to try this someday :)

  4. nuhdos
    nuhdos ·

    Love the effect !!

  5. theycallmeelton
    theycallmeelton ·

    I was looking for something like this! Amazing tipster, thank you! :)

  6. teofilomorim
    teofilomorim ·

    lomo vegetarian people rock! there are few like us ^^

  7. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    Nice trick.

  8. ittlemisspeacock
    ittlemisspeacock ·

    What a fantastic idea :)

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