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Topic: My crayon art and a question  (Read 1275 times)
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« on: January 07, 2012 02:00:57 PM »

I made this heart cus I wanted to try making melted crayon art. Well last week I got my self a mini-high heat glue gun. I found some old crayons. I used crayola and roseart and some old cheap crayons. Well I was almost done and then I heard a pop and I saw ether a spark or a very little flame from me tripping a circuit breaker. Tongue So I was wondering if I need to not leave it running too long when I have crayon in it or if I need to make sure that the area where the heat area in the glue gun is more clear to keep it coolish. Huh

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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2013 04:57:44 AM »

Ohhhhh I am not sure.

I used to use heat guns for vinyl aplications at work and they never sparked.

I though everyone just taped the crayons then used a hair dryer/ heat applicator gun (hair dryer on steriods basically) to get the effect.

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« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013 05:35:10 PM »

Have you used the plug since?  I have never put a crayon in a hot glue gun but I did have a Iron trip a circuit after being plugged in for 20 mins, and the next time I tried to use the plug it wouldn't work anymore.  According the electrician I hired after it was most likely the plug going bad and was a coincidence. 

This may or may not be the case but it might be worth checking out.  I love the heart by the way its a very unique take on the melted crayon art.

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« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013 05:50:27 PM »

I've never put a crayon in a glue gun myself, but I have read several times on the internet-esp. Craftster-from people who have tried it that the glue gun itself will eventually spark and become overheated.  Not a good idea.

They sell colored glue sticks for the glue guns.  I got a pack of sparkly color ones from the dollar store.

Sounds to me like the glue gun was working too hard, and did something to your outlet.

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« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2013 07:47:42 AM »

Oh ok thanks for the input. Smiley Also thanks wdicwg, I had a lot of fun making it. Well until my glue gun or the outlite tried to kill me of course. Grin
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