So, based on my friends, fiance and everyone commenting on that post, I’ve decided to reopen my etsy shop and sell these crayon art canvases. In the next week, expect great things as I buy out all of the crayons from the surrounding toy stores and hobby shops in the surrounding area and get busy! Here is the other canvas I made for my fiance at the beginning of the school year. This is officially the last one I’ve done until Wednesday when I hit Thanksgiving break. I also have to complete a trade that I promised a long time ago (Don’t worry crochetycrochetlady I haven’t forgotten about you!) as well as write a couple term papers and grade about a million papers. It’ll be a busy break for sure but it’s going to be a much needed escape from the norm. Two days left before I have all the time in the world – I can not wait!
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.
I like to post to blog parties. Recently I’ve seen a lot of posts about crayon wax art referring to something they’d seen on Pinterest but not giving credit to the artist. So I looked up favorites on Pinterest and found the real inspiration: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JKCreate Definitely cool, but I’m thinking $70.00 is a little outside of my wall art budget. So seeing how I always have crayons and canvas laying around and I kidnapped my fiance’s heat gun, I decided to make my own.
I first spray painted my canvas with Krylon Black Spray Paint. Then, I hot glued my crayons in order to my canvas so that they’d be relatively straight.
After I started heating, it took about 5 minutes to get the drippy effect I wanted. Check it out, what do you think?