Fridays have always been a one of my favorite days of the week. Friday and Monday… lol I know that sounds weird but I usually start healthy Eating Goals on Mondays so Mondays mean clean slates, dreams of six packs and toned arms lol. Now that #craftyfridays is here to stay I love brainstorming, recording and posting tutorials on Fridays!! This week we are diving into an impressive and oh so easy one, Crayon Art.
I’ve been obsessed with Crayon Art for the last 3 years. I’ve done tons of projects and they never seem to get old. People go crazy when they see my masterpieces and they never believe how simple they are to create.
There are a few tricks I’ve learned by doing so many projects and of course I must share them with all of you because well because that’s what we do here on Evolve with Mary sharing is caring.
Crayon Art Tips and Tricks
Make sure to use bright crayons, darker colors take over the canvas, unless that’s the look you are going for. 🙂
Don’t hold your heat source too close to the crayons, if you see grey smoke pull it back you can burn the canvas. I’ve set off my fair share of fire alarms
It’s wax and it burns if it hits you, make sure you are careful when handling hot wax, I’ve been burnt enough for all of us.
Make sure to protect the carpet or surface you are doing this project on, its impossible to get color wax stains out of carpet but peels off of hardwood floors pretty easily
Buy lots of crayons because this project is addicting
It’s finally time for the tutorial!
Time: 15-20 minutes
Skill level: Beginner – Intermediate adult supervision required
Blow dryer or embossing gun
Hot Glue Gun
Lots and lots of crayons
**Caution while melting the crayons make sure not to touch the wax, it will be very very hot. I have burned myself in the past
Cover all surfaces that might be splattered with wax – I used a thick garbage bag
Using the hot glue gun affix crayons on top of canvas
Holding Canvas at 45 degree angle
Melt the crayons, holding the embossing heat tool or hairdryer at least 10 inches away from crayons