I know the crayon art has been done to death, but I haven’t attempted it yet. I read a dozen or so how to posts, set up my work area, and was excited to get started. All the posts agreed on what supplies you needed, canvas, glue gun, crayons and a blow dryer. Some kept the wrappers on, some didn’t, and everyone used Crayola crayons. I am all set, or so I thought.
I glued the crayons on, with the wrapper, and turned the blow dryer on. I could see the crayons begin to melt and set the canvas on an angle so they would flow down. I was expecting the pretty flow pattern that others had, but instead I had a thick river of melted crayon. I definitely did not like what was happening, so I gave this one a fail and set it to the side.
I got back on the internet and found this wonderful video, so I was up for the challenge again. I reset the work area, glued the crayons on, this time without the wrappers, and back outside I went with my blow dryer. I was very surprised at how fast they melted and with my the power of my blow dryer, it splattered everywhere, and I mean everywhere. I kept the nozzle close, thinking I could control the flow, but I couldn’t. I am covered in crayon, my grass is covered in crayon, you paint the picture, lol.
I would appreciate any suggestions that would help me create a successful piece of crayon art.