Melted Crayon Art
You've probably stumbled on the melted crayon art ideas on Pinterest like I did. I completely fell for this idea and decided to try it out for myself. I am not one of this art geniuses and I can barely sketch but I managed to make this piece of art so, really, anyone can do this! I decided to make it look like the crayons were rain and painted a romantic couple beneath the rain. This took my about 4 hours for I am a perfectionist. This is super easy to do and super fun. Here, I will teach you how to make a great piece of art for your wall or someone else's wall! Enjoy :)
You will need:
- Glue gun
- Hair dryer
- Black permanent marker
- Black acrylic paint
Remove the paper on the crayons and place them on the canvas. I used about 95 crayons and the canvas is 50 cm x 70 cm. Next step is to glue the crayons on to the canvas by using the glue gun. Make sure they stick. You might have to glue some of them twice. I sketched a drawing of the couple on a piece of paper, cut it out and held it to the canvas as I drew the outlines with a pencil. Next thing to do is to draw the outlines again with a black permanent marker. Finally, I painted the inside of the picture with black acrylic paint.
The only thing left now is to take out the hair dryer and melt those crayons! It was awesome to see the crayons melt down. I used a paperboard to make sure the crayons would melt around the umbrella. Make sure to put some newspapers around the canvas otherwise the crayons will melt down to the floor and it's not as easy as you would think to get them off!
I am super happy with the outcome! Now it hangs in my living room in all its glory :)