0 Melty Crayons

Thursday, January 19, 2012
I've been seriously slacking off. I'm sorry. I made this a few months ago and just never posted it. I'm still pretty psyched about it though =]
Okay, once these started showing up everywhere I'm pretty sure we all knew it was just a matter of time before I made my own:
You've seen these around right? Probably about a thousand times. I like them, they come in all shapes and sizes with varying levels of creativity poured into them. Mine is the bare bones version but I'll show you how I did it...
 I picked all these things up at walmart. My walmart happens to have an excellent craft section for which I am very grateful. 
I started by laying out the "regular" colors in the order I wanted them
I lined them up along the side of the canvas to be sure I had enough and not too many..
These are all the "weird" colors and the grey/black/white/browns
I used hot glue to stick the crayons down, label side up, along side each other
Gently press each crayon into place
Now to melt them...
 It doesn't take long before you start to see the drips
You can direct the drips by altering the angle of the canvas
Keep going
Slowly move across the canvas trying to distribute the heat as evenly as possible, some colors will run a little more than others
And BAM! You can see in the lavender area where the drips go at a kind of slant, this is where I learned the importance of keeping the heat directed at the crayon and not at the drips, try to stay near the tops of the crayons, that will help. Also, don't use the hair dryer on high, use a low setting. 
This was a very fun project I was very happy with it. It now sits on a tiny display easel on a coffee table in my parents' house. 

Happy Crafting! 
Enjoy =]