I am notorious for planning bad dates. If there's a horrible movie, I'll pick it. A picnic in the park, it will rain. Stargazing and I'll find the perfect place...on private property. Things got so desperate in college that I sought some Google guidance. Grave rubbings with crayons?! Dress a turkey together?! Even Google wanted me to fail! All this to say, it's a miracle I'm married...and I shamelessly stole this idea from Pinterest and turned it into a fun activity for me and the guy who plans all of our dates.
|Love the names of these!|
(macaroni and cheese!!)
Next I'd like to experiment with shaving the crayons or melting both ways on the canvas or melting in layers...so many options!
Here's how you can make your own...
1 box of crayons
Hot glue gun
1. Glue the crayons on the canvas however you'd like. [I chose a rainbow variety with the color names showing...in the end that didn't really matter. Clint put his in more random groupings with the Crayola label facing out...there is no right way.]
2. Set your canvas up at an angle [The wax splatters, so do this somewhere you don't mine some extra wax flying around... maybe not on your carpet...unless you want new carpet...or hardwood!...:)]
3. Turn the blow dryer on and have at it. [Again, no right way. We found that high heat seems to work best and the faster the speed the more the wax tends to splatter, the slower the more it drips.]
4. Admire your work and hang it up somewhere.
I'm trying to figure out if we should spray our pieces with something to avoid transferring crayon to the wall/having unwanted melting/making our house wreak of crayon like my car does. Suggestions you art junkies?
Hope you're having a fabulous Wednesday! Sorry it's been so long. Tomorrow I have some fun shots to share from a little BFF session with my sister and first cousin once removed...or something like that...they're cute!! :D