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Topic: Butterfly Hoop, Crayon and Watercolor  (Read 1504 times)
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Smeddley
« on: March 29, 2016 07:07:31 PM »



So, I made this for the Nerd Games, and it came about because I found some fabric crayons on super-sale at Target.  I'd wanted to try them out, but with the ever-increasing stash in my house, I had put it off.  But since it was on *sale*... well, I had to go for it.

Now, I'd read about these, and on some blogs people said that regular crayons work just as well... but, as I found out, not in the same way.  I could have saved myself the trouble, but of course I tried iron transfering regular crayons, which worked not at all. 

And, to be fair, I wasn't hugely thrilled with the result of the fabric crayons...



This was the crayons on cotton, and I do admit maybe I didn't color in the paper enough.  But the directions also say it works far better on synthetic fabrics...



And it does.  But pressing harder also gets you those chunky bits, which they say to brush away, but, come on - remember trying to "dust off" crayon drawings as a ... well, maybe kid, maybe from last night, no judgement here!.  They stick and then... yeah, splotchy.

So I re-read some of the comments and what most people do (duh!) is color directly on the fabric.  Works a treat!  They heat set and say it will survive washings, but as this is a hoop it's not a huge concern for me.  I've admired crayon tinted work before, and I can't believe I didn't think of that straight away.

Then I thought it was boring with a white background and watercolored it, which is tons more vibrant than the crayon, sooo...

Anyway, it was a neat experiment.  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2016 05:41:51 AM »

Very bright and pretty!
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2016 08:10:04 AM »

Very pretty! I love the shading you did.
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Smeddley
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2016 05:20:07 PM »

Thanks!  I only did a butterfly for the Nerd Games, but it's growing on me.  I might embroider the polyester one, too, maybe add some beads...
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