I signed up for this “crayons only” ATC swap and then a “crayons only” PC swap on Swap-bot which I decided to give a go last night. I had originally thought of trying my hand at crayon coloring when I signed up, but I had this idea that came to mind last night after dinner. I wanted to experiment with crayon shavings and melting them by using my clothes iron.
I’m sure you’d be as surprised as I am about how the whole thing came out. Ta-da!
These are my first pieces which I’ve decided to keep for my personal album. I need two of each for the swap and will be doing them later. I did three pieces last night but I had to discard the second because the colors didn’t quite “meld” well and it came out a dark grey in some areas.
All you need are crayons, paper labels/wrap removed, a blade or paring knife to shave the crayon, parchment paper, paper towel, and an old magazine. What I love about this is that it gives me something new to use those discarded crayongs from Angelo’s old sets. I also almost always keep the crayon sets given with the kiddie meals in restaurants.
I’m still trying to figure out how to do a video using my cam of choice (my blackberry bold) but I will do a tutorial once I get that figured out. Unfortunately it’s hard to do the tutorial in pictures but if I can’t do the video, I’ll it the old fashioned way.
I was so amazed at the texture that pulling the protective parchment paper on top produced as you can see in the postcard upclose below.