10.17.2011

HSS Technique Challenge #89-Crayons?


This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments you have a choice: you can create a project using shaving cream, crayons or pastels. Ok, before you start asking why I posted my son's "art" let me assure you I made this masterpiece, obviously that term is used lightly.
Earlier I was talking with Dawn Braun of Dabble with Dawn, (you might be seeing more of her HERE in the very near future, hint, hint) about our obsession fondness of Pinterest. She was asking me if I had seen the crayon art people were doing with melted crayons. I hadn't and thought it sounded odd, but then I saw it and it was so COOL! So Dawn thank you, the ones on Pinterest are 100% better but it was fun trying.


I started by choosing my crayons. Yep I just scavenged through my kids cheapy crayons picking out the oranges, greens, yellows and browns. I used a piece of left over cardboard, you know the ones that come in your DSP packs, and placed a piece of sticky strip to it to hold the crayons.


I placed the crayons in the order I wanted them in and used temporary adhesive to secure the paper down just under them. (Place it further under than I did. As the crayons melted the obviously shorten up and started to run under the paper instead of on top.)


Then I simply used my Heat Tool (or blow dryer) to heat them up. This was after a while and they came off the sticky strip. I did have to hold the cardboard up at an angle to force the wax to travel down.


OK, so not the most gorgeous work of art, but it was seriously fun! I added some flowers from the Boho Blossom punch and glitter brads to the centers, I mean why not go all out and take the hideousness to the max, right?
This WAS my inspiration, so much better...
by Lindsey Daniella

Come be a kid again and join us this week or perhaps try one of the other techniques, either way we'd love to see what you come up with.

Paper: whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango, Poppy Parade
Tools: Heat Tool Crayons, Sticky Strip, Boho Blossom Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Glue Dots
Embellishments: Glimmer Basics and Brights Brads

9 comments:

DAWN Braun said...

this turned out cute! Great job with the melting...I'm going to have to give this a go with my kiddos.

stampinbygenny said...

I don't think it's hideous. I love all the colors running together. Very creative. Thanks for this new crayon technique inspiration.

Krista said...

Okay, when I saw the pic on HSS I was like...whoa, girl got crazy with the shaving cream, but Crayons...WOW. SO COOL. My kids would love this....well, I would do it while they watched. LOL! Thanks for inspiring me to not throw out those free restaurant crayons. :)

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Ha! I had seen that on pintrest but didn't pay much attention to it. It IS pretty cool though! I was kind of like Krista too when I first saw it, like whoa, how did that happen:-) But it's totally cool! If I HAD kids I'd totally be stealing their crayons!!!!!

inkedx2 said...

What a great idea! I would never have thought of doing something like this. Will have to give it a try!

Rachel @ The Little Blue Room said...

This is so cool! I've seen it on pinterest as well but never thought to use it on a card. So clever!

Erin Gonzales said...

That is the coolest thing I have seen in a LONG time!! I HAVE to try this with my own kids, at a neighbors house though- so they dont burn mine to the ground. :)

Just a Thought.... said...

WOW!!! I REALLY thought you went crazy with the shaving cream!! I thought you must have had some FUN with the kids!! Then I saw this was crayons!! Too cool!! My daughter has been begging to do this technique with her, so now I am going to have to try it. GREAT JOB!! Love all the colors!! Amy

Kathryne said...

So very cool! Following you from SC#128