Friday, 25 January 2013

Melted crayon art

Crayon art
 Ever since I bumped into the first melted crayon canvas on Pinterest I wanted to do it. One of my friends graduation was coming along and I thought it was the perfect gift, rainbow colors crayons turned into an art piece. The whole process was so simple that even a first grader could do it.
I hope my friend will like it as much as I do.
Get your hands on some crayons and start making art!

What I used:
- 30x40 cm canvas
- black and white acrylic paint
- 48 crayons
- hot glue gun
- hairdryer

1. Paint the canvas black (or you can just leave it as it is) and wait till it dries.
2. Arrange the crayons to see exactly how many you need. I matched rainbow colors from 2 boxes of 36 crayons, leaving out "unhappy" colors like brown and grey.
3. Glue the crayons onto the canvas and let it dry.
You can peel the wrappers off your crayons. I liked the writing, so I left them.
4. Prop up the canvas so it is upright and protect your working surface with some old newspaper because the wax will splatter.
5. Turn blow dryer to high heat and aim it towards the middle of the crayons, pointing downwards. It may take a while before they start to melt.
If you wave the blow dryer back and forth across the entire canvas, the wax won’t drip straight down, but I wanted it to be a bit messy, it's up to you.
You can see that the tips have melted down. If you don’t like that, be sure to quit melting them earlier.
6. Let the crayons cool before moving the canvas. Be careful when storing your art in a hot area (the wax will continue to melt if it gets hot enough).
7. Personalize it with a few words. I used white acrylic paint and a small brush.

melting crayons
Hope you like it!
Have a wonderful weekend!