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« on: May 07, 2012 06:33:54 AM »

Hi all,

My first post and my first attempt!   Smiley

I saw the melting crayon art and wanted to give this technique a try. I did this using oil pastels as a gift for my friend. He loved it and now I am going to make another one to pair up with this soon, to make it a 'couple' Cheesy

I left the 'wrapper' on and melted it using a hairdryer.

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Criticism and comments are welcome. Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012 07:13:33 AM »

I think I like this with oil pastels better than the ones I have seen with crayons.  Very cool!

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« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012 07:31:21 AM »

I like how you put them in a zig-zag rather than just straight across.
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2012 10:11:48 AM »

Wow, I've never seen (or even thought of) it with pastels before, what a great idea!  The texture is really different and unique.  I also love the wavy line at the top.

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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2012 10:33:32 AM »

Wicked AWESOME! Love the wavy line! How did you melt the crayons though?
Pastels create a totally different texture. I love how the colours overlap and eveything!

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2012 11:47:06 PM »

Thank you so much for kind words!

Honestly, I don't really know anything about art and I didn't think crayons and oil pastels were different as I have been using them (oil pastels) since small. So when I wanted to try this out, thinking it would be a nice gift for my friend if it worked, I just used the one I was familiar with, pastels. This is actually the first time I used a canvas Embarrassed As for melting, I used a hairdryer. The wavy lines idea, I saw that somewhere too...  Embarrassed Embarrassed

But I'm happy it worked out well in the end  Smiley
And really appreciate all the comments.

Thanks, everyone!
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2012 04:18:33 AM »

Nice!!! Smiley
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2012 07:22:46 AM »

Thanks Smiley
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2012 03:58:59 AM »

Looks great Grin

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