31 January 2012

Melted Crayon Art

I have seen this melted crayon art all over Pinterest. So, of course I wanted to try it. Here is how I did it and some tips to make it awesome.

What you need:
- Canvas (I used a 16x24 inch canvas from Michael's)
- Crayons (I used to 24 packs of Crayola crayons. You might want to get 3 packs just in case you don't want to use certain colors, like brown or grey)
- Hot glue gun
- Hair dryer

First, lay out the crayons on the canvas in an arrangement that you like the most. You can go horizontally or vertically on the canvas, it all just depends on how many crayons you have and how long you want the wax to drip.

Next, hot glue the crayons onto the canvas. It is a little tricky to make the line stay straight, so take your time.

Once all of your crayons are on the canvas tight, stand over the canvas with the crayons facing away from you, and tilt the canvas towards you. This will allow you to get the right angle when melting the crayons.

Blow dry the crayons at the tip of the crayon, not the top. Make sure to blow at a downward and straight angle. Otherwise, you'll get some wax flying out onto random parts of the canvas. This part only took me about 15 minutes. Be creative with your design by making some colors drip further down the canvas than others.

Let it dry and you're done. It was pretty easy and looks awesome!

Good luck!

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