Today's project: Melting Crayons
crayons (both broken and whole will work)
embossing gun (optional)
art canvases or unfinished wood objects
painter's tape (optional)
What we did:
There are so many different ways to mix up crayons and heat! In this class, we tried out the hairdryer + hot-glued crayons + canvas method:
The second method worked better (or maybe it was just stronger tape?) For this method, she warmed up the surface and the tip of the crayon with a hairdryer and it melted just enough to be super bright and flowy and still give her lots of control over where the color went.
This artist chose to color the canvas first, then heat it up with the embossing gun and melt a layer of white crayon over the top of everything to blend it all together.
crayons fit in a hot glue gun (but will ruin it)!
making an "umbrella" to avoid all that dripping wax
melting crayon shavings with an iron
hot rocks + crayons