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I wanted to make another crayon wax art canvas but longer than the first so I could get the full effect of the little drips.  So I went to A.C. Moore and their canvas was on sale for 50% off YAY!

This is what I ended up with. The drips didn’t quite go as far as I wanted and while I was trying to figure out what to do with the rest of the canvas I thought the drips looked most like rain! So I drew a little lady with an umbrella with charcoal and melted the drips again so that it would run down the umbrella. Let me know what you think!

Her foot’s a little dark so I might go back over the whole thing and make it darker. We’ll see.

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I enjoy crafts, cooking, movies, and a wide variety of other things which I'm sure you'll hear about soon enough. I'm new to the blogging experience and decided to give it a go after using Stumble Upon for the last few months. I've gotten some great ideas from a variety of blogs and figured I should do my part to spur the imagination and creativity of other stumblers like me. :P

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  1. It’s a lot lighter than the other and the drips are more pronounced. I think the first one I did was just too short so I’m glad I did another 🙂

    AH! SLOW DOWN! I’ve been too busy packing up and fiddle farting around to get started on your candles. I should get on that though because if I don’t finish them before I move I probably won’t be able to get them to you until Thanksgiving or something >.<!

  2. I just used a heat gun and the crayons dripped down individually. There is an area which is more fully in color where the wax did blur together a little bit but it separated itself out again into drips. Thanks for all the comments guys! I’m glad you like it. I think I’ve been convinced to start my etsy shop back up again… whenever I get enough time! I promise I haven’t forgotten about this blog, being a grad student is more hectic than I originally thought.

  3. I love this – I saw it on pinterest, but the link wasn’t directly to you… It took a bit of searching, but I found you 🙂

    I created a new pin that links here.

    Thanks for sharing this – it is such a great and fresh take on an idea that I’ve seen so many times before!

  4. I love the umbrella crayon art….. some friends and I have been playing with some different ideas. We are in aw of how you got the crayons to run over the umbrella. Nearest I can tell from reading your description, you melted it, drew the picture, and remelted it. Did you do anything specific to get it to run over the umbrella the way you did, or was it just the luck of how it ran?

    • Thanks everyone! I was able to get the crayon to run down the umbrella by taping up a piece of cardboard in a curve at first but the heat gun made the tape fall off so it eventually stopped working. This is when I took crayon shavings and sprinkled them over the edge and along the ridges on the umbrella and then melted.

  5. Wow I really enjoy this, I’d be interested in purchasing it if possible, my walls are bare and i’ve never found anything worth putting on them until now! Send me an email if interested.
    By the way, I found this via failblog, then after enough googling I found it via Pinterest. I just posted a direct link to your blog on failblog, I hope that’s ok, everyone posted positive reviews asking about it.

  6. Oh yay you really are the maker of this picture, I was worried it was going to be a spammy virus maker. I feel quite honoured that you popped by. Your picture is really really beautiful and deserves all the pinterest fame it is getting x

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