Saturday, June 30, 2012

Quotes with Crayons

So I tried out another turn on the crayon art.   I did a piece with a quote and picture.  I liked it because it looks like the girl is dancing in colored rain, but when I showed my sister she told me that it looked like the girl was make from the crayons and I kinda liked that idea better :)

items needed:

  • canvas
  • crayons
  • hair dryer
  • printed picture
  • quote
  • Popsicle stick
  • sharpie
  1. glue your crayons onto the canvas, then glue your picture onto the canvas
  2. write your quote onto the canvas.  I had started out using a silver sharpie but after I melted the crayons it was really light so I went over it with a black marker.
  3. I taped a popsicle stick over the picture diagonally so it wouldn't completely cover the picture
  4. melt your crayons straight down.  again make sure you tilt the canvas to prevent it from splattering everywhere.  :D
 The canvas with the silver writing... "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass... It's about learning to Dance in the rain..."
The before picture....

Let me know if you try this out. :) 


Circle Splash

I thought I would do a spin on the usual straight crayon art.  I decided to try some shapes and this one turned out really well I think.
Items needed:

  • crayons
  • newspaper or trash bag
  • hair dryer
  • canvas
  • hot glue and hot glue gun
  1. cover your work surface with your newspaper or trash bag.  Being a circle it shoots off in all directions instead of straight down.  Be prepared to scrape wax off of stuff.. I wore an apron doing this because I have learned my lesson by ruining a pair of jeans with crayon wax.
  2. glue you crayons in the shape you want.  Start by laying them out in the pattern you want and then glue so there are no mistakes
  3. begin heating the crayons with the hair dryer.  You will have to twist the canvas to get all the spots.  This does take patience and practice because if you don't heat them with the canvas tilted back it will splatter everywhere.  Hope you enjoy!
 This was my trash bag after the project... you can also see in the bottom right corner I got some on my table as well.....
this was the before picture :D

Let me know how yours turns out in the comments below... Have fun :D

Decorative Bottles

Hey everyone, sorry it has been so long since I have posted anything.  I thought I would share this idea with you.  This is one thing I was super excited about :)  I hope you enjoy:D

Items needed:

  • glass bottles
  • pledge floor cleaner
  • glitter
  • paper towels
  1. poor the floor cleaner into the bottles just use enough to make a pool of it on the bottom.
  2. cover the bottle with the paper towels and shake, make sure you cover the sides really well
  3. now it's time to add your glitter.  poor a bit in you can poor out extra.  Shake it again really well to cover everywhere.  Make sure you cover the bottle :P  
  4. let it dry for an hour or so just so it settles and poor out the extra glitter.
I hope you enjoy this :D 

Mischa really likes getting into the pictures :D <3

keep on crafting and let me know how yours turns out :D