Monday, March 19, 2012

D.I.Y. Melted Crayon Bouquet

We decided to try to give the melted crayon art a twist by melting metallic crayons onto black canvas.

Crafted by Billie Jo.


Supplies

  • 11" x 14" Black Canvas
  • Crayola Metallic Crayons
  • Artificial Flowers
  • Heat Gun
  • Quick Grip Adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Newspaper or Fabric
All supplies used for this project can be found at our Bonney Lake store.
This project may get a little messy, so we suggest not wearing your best attire or doing this project on nice furniture. 



1.  Select the colors of the crayons you would like to use and peel off the paper.
2.  Place your canvas onto an easel or lean your canvas onto a surface so that it's at an angle.
3.  Lay newspapers or fabric underneath and around the canvas because the next few steps may get a little messy.

We are going to drip the crayons onto the canvas before gluing them to the canvas. Watch the video tutorial below to view the technique.

4.  Hold a crayon around the top part of the canvas and turn the heat gun on.

 If you do not have a heat gun, you can try your hair dryer, but we would suggest in testing how well the crayon melts with it.

5.  Heat the crayon from behind to allow the crayon to drip onto the canvas. Keep the crayon steady so that the drips create a path down the canvas. 
6.  After melting the crayon, set it aside and select another crayon to use.
7.  Repeat steps 4-6 until you have the desired look.
8.  Let the canvas be until the melted crayon has completely dried.
9.  Place the canvas onto a flat surface.
10.  Using Quick Grip, glue the crayons to the canvas in the desired design with the tips facing up into the direction of the colored wax.
11.  Trim ribbon to fit the width of the crayons and tuck the ends of the ribbon underneath the last crayon on each side.
12.  Cut flowers off the stem and glue them onto the canvas.
13.  Set aside to let dry.


The black canvas emphasizes the shimmer from the metallic crayons.

Watch Billie Jo demonstrate how she created this melted crayon bouquet.

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