Pages

Saturday, 9 February 2013

Wax crayons?

If like me you thought wax crayons were more in the realm of kids craft then think again! Yesterday I saw this blog post and was amazed! 
Apparently this way of using crayons has been popular for some time but I hadn't seen it before, if you Google "crayon art" lots of links come up.

 So, this morning I nipped out to get some crayons......these were 99p.....cheap enough to play around with and experiment.

 Glue a selection along the top of your background......I used an old book cover

 Heat with heat gun.......the wax flows out and down the background......it's quite hard to control where it goes!

 I like the way the tubes are left empty with the wax flowing out..............

 added a bit of decoration................




 Next I tried another idea........this time cut the crayons in half and then wrapped them in old book page and glued to a small box.......heated again till the wax flowed out

 Heated a yellow crayon and flicked and dripped the wax over the box......also coloured the little doll figure with a little wax



This was great fun and I think I will use the idea...or an adaptation of it....again.

17 comments:

Effie said...

That's very interesting.... Fabulous effects

pearshapedcrafting said...

I tried something similar to this a few years ago and enjoyed the effect it gave but didn't know what to do with the floods I made! Love the way you have made the crayons part of your art and the combinations of colours! I seem to remember not putting much thought into which colours to place next to each other and it was all a bit random! Nice to see you the other day! Chrisx

Renee said...

So glad you liked my post! I LOVE what you did with the book, I'll have to expand on that idea, your project turned out FAB.

Suzi B said...

I love the mermaid swimmimg in the seaweed.. fab technique.. can't wait to see what else you do with it :)
Suzi B x

Carol Q said...

i've been meaning to try this for a while too Sue. love what you've done her. always different.

Helen said...

This looks amazing!

Ella said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great effect and idea, I will have to try , looks great fun. Love it Sue. Tracy x

Ella said...

Thank you for sharing! Renee rocks ;D
I love both effects!~

Rebeca Trevino said...

looks really amazing!

Lisa Purcell said...

That is really cool.

Siobhan Brignull said...

that looks like so much fun, I need to find crayons now, I know I have some somewhere.

dandelion dreamer said...

oh what a lovely, messy colourful thing to do. I simply MUST have a go!!!!Mx

butterfly said...

Cool, cool, cool - so beautiful too!! Wow, thanks for passing on the idea!!
Alison x

Wendy said...

I love this.....especially the book paper around the cut crayons, fab idea.

Palma said...

bRILLIANT! Thanks, for sharing the idea

Dawn said...

Oh I likey like very much I love the book covered ones. I am going to put this on my Pintrest page if that's ok it will be linked by to your work/blog page Dxx