Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Crayon Art...

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I've been playing with crayons. A few weeks ago, I was browsing around Pinterest (my latest addiction) and came across this crayon art. It brought back memories of art I used to create with my girls when they were younger. All that is needed is an iron, assorted crayons (old & broken are fine), watercolor paper and something to "shave" your crayons. I use a vegetable peeler...an old cheese grater, knife or pencil sharpener will work too.
I used watercolor paper for mine however any type of white paper will work.
Heat iron on highest setting.
Shave or grate crayons onto paper, cover with a second sheet and iron until melted.
Do not overheat or wax will burn. It doesn't take long for the crayons to melt. Pull sheets apart and let them cool.
Here are a few of mine...
A small amount of crayons shavings.
Lots of shavings used for this one.
This one was done in layers, I kept repeating the process.
Heart ATC
I stamped over the crayon to create this background.
Celebrate ATC
I punched circles for the icing.
Fish in a hat ATC
Sometimes I find the most interesting patterns, this piece had a blob that looked like a fish.
Try it out, let me know what you think and let's see your art!

2 comments:

Lee said...

GREAT idea- I haven't done this in years!

Jean said...

This is a wonderful idea..and these turned out so nicely. I am now tagging you as 'the background girl'! LOL. Your work is wonderful!