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« on: October 04, 2003 06:02:39 PM »

 Grin  I had one of those 96 crayon packs laying arounf in my closet since I got them 3 years ago at Christmas.  So I had this huge piece of cardboard and thought of some instant art for my room when I finish my wild Batik Quilt.  I melted the crayons like you would wax in a pot over a pot of hot boiling water.  I had a paintbrush and painted the melted wax while it was still liquid.  I used like 30 different colors.  I'm happy at the results.  Its even got texture to it as it is dried wax.  

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Here is a picture of some of the Batik Quilts Blocks I have done so far...

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« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2003 07:46:31 AM »

I love that crayon idea.  I never thought of painting with them before!  I have a lot of crappy paintbrushes I could use, too.  I think I'll round up my kids this week & see what they can make.  Goodness knows, they've got plenty of broken crayons.

I also really like your quilt.  You should post more information about it in a separate topic.  Everyone will absolutely love it!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2003 04:54:38 PM »

Yeah, I love what you did with those crayons! I'd like to know more about working with them on the fabric (is that what you did?)
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« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2003 08:07:40 PM »

::drools:: Batik....
a woman after my heart  Kiss  Batiking is definitely one of my favorite artsy activities  and i had forgotten all about it...
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« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2003 04:38:29 AM »

OKAY, I KNOW THIS IS A REALLY CLUELESS QUESTION BUT...WHAT DID YOU PAINT THE WAX ON....YOU PROBABLY ALREADY SAID THAT BUT THAT WAS THE ONLY THING I DIDN'T GET...

I THINK IT'S ABSOLUTELY AWESOME!  

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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2004 10:18:41 AM »

Omg that is a awesome idea, i got a whole lotta crayon...im gonna do it in diff shades of blue... Grin
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« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2004 02:47:35 PM »

Cool!  Love the color combinations and they will go perfect with the quilt.  

I have also seen a method where you melt several crayons in an alluminum dish over the stove in whatever combination you like.  Then you take thick paper or cardboard and dip one side onto the melted crayons.  Crazy but beautiful blobs get onto the paper.  Remember that black will melt into other colors and make them dull (known from experience).  

Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2004 02:49:31 AM »

Did you melt each colour in a different pot when you did this?

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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2004 02:58:58 PM »

This is so lovely -- I'm imagining that painting and that quilt against white walls.  It will be such a pretty room when you are finished!
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Jzane
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2004 07:59:02 AM »

We used to do something like this in Kindergarten, believe it or not (properly supervised of course.) The way we did it was to cover a hot plate with tin foil to cut the heat, then put a piece of paper on top of that. I'm sure the paper was held down somehow to keep it from sliding but I don't remember how. Then we just got crayons and drew normally, and as the wax touched the hot paper it would melt automatically. I think we had a rule like, the crayon had to be as long as your pinkie or you couldn't use it, but I'm sure as adults with full motor skills you could be more careful than 5 year olds would be.
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