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.

3 comments:

  1. This is brilliant! I LOVE it! What a great idea for a kids room. I can see using this same technique in other applications, too.

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  2. This is totally awesome, how do you think it would work for lamp shades when using the low energy bulbs?

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  3. You did a wonderful job! I have seen lots of crayon art projects and this is definitely one of the best!
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