Friday, January 27, 2012

Melted Crayon Art

I have seen lots of things done with these melted crayons on Pinterest and I wanted to give it a try.  I fell in love with the pictures that looked like it was raining from the crayons and had to make one for myself.  Here is how it turned out.  I love the textures of the melted crayons.
To make this, I started out with a canvas that was size 7x9.  I used black vinyl to make the cuts, the couple is from the Sweethearts Cricut Cartridge and the umbrella is from the Forever Young Cartridge.  I then put a coat of Mod Podge over the image only to secure it down on the canvas.
Now, I was ready to get set up for the crayons.  I purchased one of the $3 glue guns at Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon for this, because you will not be able to use the glue gun for anything but crayons after this.  The crayons will splatter, so you want to cover up the area you will be working in.  I took two posterboards and secured them to the wall and floor in my area.  I also used blue painter's tape to cover up my image.  While my glue gun was heating up, I removed all of the wrappers from the crayons.
After the glue gun was heated up, I started running the crayons through it and making drips down the canvas.  I began with grey crayons and then used different shades of light and dark blues.
You can use as many or as few crayons as you want depending on what type of look you are wanting to achieve.  Once I was happy with how my canvas was covered, I removed the painter's tape and very carefully added some melted crayon in around the image.
Once it was all dry, I cleaned up my mess and was very happy with the results.  Here are a couple of pics to show you the textures better from the crayons.

18 comments:

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Oooh this looks like fun! Love how this turned out. Thanks for sharing the how to's.

Tami
scrappinrabbitdesigns.blogspot.com

Love That Bug said...

Jean,
This is so neat. I have seen the melted crayons done with a heat gun but never a glue gun. I totally love this idea
Hugs, Stacy

Angi said...

Wowza...this is so fun!

DIANA L. said...

What a fun project.

Georgiana said...

You have such neat ideas. I could see this in so many different colors. Do you remember making wax candle art? Those were fun! My grandma would have all different shapes of glass bottles and we would melt all different colors. What a collections!

Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Jean said...

I had forgot all about that Georgiana. I used to do it with my grandmother too.

Jens Craft Corner said...

Love the crayon art. That looks so cool. I am making Valentine crayons also found on Pinterest.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

This is super Jean! What a fun idea! I have seen these hot glue guns at the dollar store! I will have to pick one up! I love the image you used too, it is just perfect!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

Rhonda Emery said...

your work turned out so pretty. yes I saw this too was going to give it a try also. hugs

Val said...

That is really cool, and it looks fun to make!

Jani Lewis said...

OH HOW FUN! Ok, I have to try this. Love it. Thanks for sharing all your creative ideas :)

Jani
papercompulsions.blogspot,com

JustYolie said...

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We are celebrating with several giveaways! :)

(I also have a giveaway on my blog)

Chris said...

Hi Jean, wow, this sounds and looks like lots of fun. Good way to use up all those old crayons. Quite an unique piece of artwork. Thanks for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.com/

Besthobbyeva said...

Jean this looks amazing!!! I love, love the look! Awesome. Thanks so for the awesome instructions and helpful hints!!

Great card!!!

Laurie

Lindsey said...

I absolutely LOVE this! Thank you for sharing!

Cindy said...

AWESOME project!:)

Amy said...

Oh my goodness... TOO COOL!! Now I need ANOTHER glue gun (I think I have a growing addiction for glue guns now)... Thanks for sharing this -- I've never seen it before!! :)


Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com

Lisa said...

I love this type of melted crayon art.