Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Crayon Art

Who doesn't like crayon art?!  It's fun, bright and always one of a kind!  I've been seeing a ton of them on pinterest lately and decided to try my hand at making my own one-of-a-kind piece.  After my mind was made up, I gathered a canvas, two packs of crayons, my hot glue gun and blowdryer to start on my endeavor!  I decided that I wanted a picture of the sea with the sun shining over it.  And so it began...

[caption id="attachment_183" align="aligncenter" width="276"]One crayon glued to a canvas Step One[/caption]

The first step was easy: using the hot glue gun to glue the crayons to the canvas.  Being that I was making a sea, I used a lot of different shades of blue.  Then out came the blow dryer.  I used a box so that the wax didn't fly everywhere (and it did fly everywhere in the box :))Melted Crayons on a CanvasOnto the sun!  Using yellows, I hot glued the crayons on the top corner of the canvas and using the blowdryer, melted them.  I didn't melt them as much as the blue because I didn't want their colors to run into each other.melted crayon artI let it dry laying flat and then up on the wall it went.  It actually went on my boyfriends wall - he is nice and lets me display my projects at his apartment.

[caption id="attachment_186" align="aligncenter" width="286"]Melted Crayon Art and now it's hanging on the wall[/caption]

Being that this was my first try, it wasn't perfect, but I definitely learned a bit about melting crayons!  I would like to try it again with a different design and maybe more COLORS!!  :)


  1. I love that this is on C's wall! hehehehe... Awesome. <3

  2. I was kind of surprised that he kept it there - I hung it up and when he saw it, he just kinda shrugged. haha! Maybe he has just been too lazy to take it down :)

  3. I LOVE THIS! I have been dying to try crayon art. Thanks for breaking it down into simple steps :0)

  4. No Problem! It was fun and I am excited to do another one - practice makes perfect! :)