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Topic: Melted Crayon Art to match my living room!  (Read 2834 times)
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« on: August 18, 2011 12:41:16 PM »

I have been seeing this project EVERYWHERE on the internet...except I haven't signed into Craftster in a while so it's probably all over here too...sorry :/

Anyhow...a bunch of the originals I saw said they glued the crayons to the canvas and then left them out in the sun.  Then I read a bunch of blogs that said even in 100+ degree heat, that didn't work for them and they used a blowdryer.  So I skipped the sun and opted for my blowdryer.  My recommendation would be to use an attachment that concentrates the heat into one place.  Mine kinda flares out...hence the splatters.

Anyhow.  Onto the pictures!

First I picked out all the colors I wanted to match my living room:



Then I lined them up by color:



Then I lined them up on the canvas panels (I think I rearranged a bit after this):



Then I glued and melted them.  They'll hang above this couch(and there's the blanket I knitted that I have yet to tie in ends or post):



Closeup:



I have a third panel, but I need more crayons.  I also desperately need to paint my walls...but this will help...once I figure out how I'm going to hang them.
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2011 12:44:39 PM »

I've seen this alot. I was thinking to do a round one. It would be diffrent. Try it you might like it also. Have fun. Good to use old crayon's also. Happy crafting
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crendon
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2011 08:28:22 PM »

this is fantastic...I think it would look great as a multi-colored one for a kid's room too!
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2011 08:30:51 PM »

This looks like so much fun.  I wonder how it would look with the scraps of crayons after a school year, though?  Food for thought??
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iamkaylaeakin
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011 01:31:37 PM »

Wow. Such a pretty piece!!! Can't wait to try this for my son's room
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Melby
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2011 05:51:41 AM »

Actually I think the splatters add a more fun, more unique aspect to it, I like the look they give it!
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« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2012 09:08:30 PM »

I love this! i really want to try to do it myself
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« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2012 08:44:19 PM »

Did you just buy 20+ boxes of crayons or is there another way to get multiples of the colors you want?
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« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2012 09:21:54 PM »

I've loved the idea of this craft since I first saw it posted.  Yours is great, I love those colors.  This would be a great project for my apartment and their crazy "no painting the walls" rule.
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« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2012 08:42:20 AM »

Did you just buy 20+ boxes of crayons or is there another way to get multiples of the colors you want?


I did buy a lot of crayons...at WalMart right before back to school.  However, and I am ashamed to admit this, I cherry picked some of the colors and made a few of the boxes only have the colors I wanted.

I felt slightly guilty afterwards.



Thanks for all of the kind words, folks!
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