Friday, 5 August 2011
Melted Crayon Colours!
I discovered a tutorial for this melted crayon art on Pinterest. (I love that site! I'm even using it for writing inspiration pictures!) But I didn't like the methods described in that tutorial, so I won't link it here. I hot-glued the crayons in a row in my 13x13 canvas, leaving out red, orange, brown, black, and grey from the box of 64 I bought, to better coordinate with the baby's room this will go in. Then I turned on the hair dryer.
I found it worked best if I keep the hair dryer on low (but high heat), and pointed only at the crayon wrappers. I tilted the canvas to whatever angle I needed it to get the wax to run the way I wanted it to. I love how it turned out! Juliana was a little upset that I was going to give away the crayons she thought I was buying for her. But she coloured some nice wrapping paper for the gift, using the leftover crayons. That made her happy.