On Friday I posted some fabulous tutorials that I wanted to try out over the weekend. Well one of them was some new artwork for the house and I succeeded!
I found this great tutorial on Pinterest of Crayon Art. How unique and awesome! I love the combination of colors that were used here and the result of the wax on the canvas.
Following the steps found in this tutorial, I created my own masterpiece:
Collect your materials...crayons, hot glue gun, cardboard, canvas, and hair dryer.
Pick out your colors and line them up in the order that you like.
Glue them down on the cardboard once you are satisfied with the order.
Set up your area...the cardboard I used was flimsy, so I had to tape it to the wall. I put an old sheet behind in and on the floor because the wax does splatter. Hang the cardboard so the edge of the crayons hang over the tip of the canvas.
Start blow drying...I used HIGH power at first to get the crayons heated up at a quicker pace. I held the dryer over one section at a time until they started dripping then moved to the next. The power of the dryer will blow the wax in various directs, so you need to play around with where you hold the dryer in relation of the crayons depending on how you want the wax to fall.
As you can see some of the crayons came off of the cardboard from the heat, so it is good to keep your hot glue gun close by.
This takes some time to get EVERY space covered, so have patience. I ended up flipping my canvas to help speed up the process.
It is definitely worth all the time and effort though...it came out SO cool! I wish I would have used more blues and less brown since the brown colors overpowered most of the others, but I still love it!