242.8 #1447 (DL Qual #885

May 1, 2012 10:17 PM  Disneyland Talk Land
DIY! Just finished my Crayola WOC inspired piece & just though that maybe some of you would love to do this too. It's a fun project to do, especially with your kids! I've done these several times before but with 2 tones. Now I'm considering of adding a collage of the DCA icons as a backdrop on my next one (& maybe a RAK if anybody would like this..?). Anyways, anybody interested on how to make these just ask away! It's really simple and fun! There's several blogs out there explaining on how to do these but it's much more simple than they explain. All you need is patience and & imagination!

Pretty! Please spill the beans on your technique or what to google. - Polkadobo  384.7 #583 10:23PM
Get canvas, buy crayolas and glue them to canvas with hot glue. Use blow dryer to heat up crayons, best way to work is to hang up canvas. Point blow dryer down and make sure that the crayons are pointing down (positioned upside-down from my picture). Use garbage bags to catch mess and splats if any. Work your way down the line and you'll slowly see crayons melt and drip down. It's really cool to see te colors brighten up when they melt. Try to not blend the colors much by blowing the hot air in different directions, it'll look like a rainbow gone wrong lol. Good luck! Any more questions just ask :) - gigibunny2  242.8 #1447 10:31PM
Cool! Thanks so much. I couldn't see the crayon wrappers too well in the photo so I was kinda confused. Do you think an embossing heat gun will work just as well? - Polkadobo  384.7 #583 10:35PM
I'd recommend keeping the crayon's labels on bc it'll spill over the other crayons but it's totally up to you and yes mine we're on. Also, an embossing heat gun would work just as fine, possibly better. Good luck! - gigibunny2  242.8 #1447 10:42PM
Also, did you add rhinestones? - Polkadobo  384.7 #583 10:43PM
Haha I did :) it needed sparkle.. I couldn't find my glitter - gigibunny2  242.8 #1447 10:46PM
What happens to the crayon wrappers after its all melted? - cesium55  531.8 #390 11:34PM
I left the wrappers on, it looks best with the "Crayola" labels facing up or with the names of the colors showing up. I've done both, just strategically place them one way or the other. - gigibunny2  242.8 #1447 11:51PM
I totally made a few if thses for my family for Christmas! They were a huge hit!! Very cool! - CourtyAstroBlisters  784.0 #236 10:32PM
Oh these are fun to look at! That's really sweet of you to make these for Christmas, it's a bit of patience for these :) - gigibunny2  242.8 #1447 10:44PM
Very nice! I have seen some very amazing one on that pin-thingy...... Def pretty:) Just make sure to keep your house cold during the summer:) - BooEve123  800.9 #232 10:19PM
Or not too hot during winter lol. They are quite well in California weather, no accidents yet - gigibunny2  242.8 #1447 10:23PM
super cool. My brain no good at perspective, so was wondering what size canvas you used? Thx for the sharing.
- nitromouse  299.7 #918 11:15PM
20 x 17...can't remember the exact size. But any size is great. Oh and I forgot to mention, I used 2 boxes of 24pack of crayons, and a 12 pack. The extra box was for the extra bright colors to make it more colorful. Like extra reds, oranges, greens and blues. I took out all of the browns, grey, black and just the dark and murky colors. - gigibunny2  242.8 #1447 11:28PM
This is a fun project. Did it with my class a few month ago. They had a ton of fun!!!! - SnowWhite0582  77.2 #4000 11:44PM
How fun! This project is excellent for kids! - gigibunny2  242.8 #1447 11:59AM

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