Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Melted Crayon--2 versions

How in the world did it get to be Wednesday already?!!  I had great plans for Tuesday and apparently they never happened because I was all set to get them done today!!  Now, I guess I'll just have to resign myself to the fact that Tuesday is lost and Wednesday is moving right along with or without me!!

Since making my journal cover, I have had a couple of ideas floating around in my head for my next journal entry.  I decided to take the plunge and give one a try today.  

I keep seeing these Melted Crayon pieces all over Pinterest.  In those version, crayons are glued to the top of  a canvas, blasted with a heat gun until the crayons start to drip down.  Some versions will add a silhouette to the bottom of the image, giving the illusion that the dripping crayons are "raining" on the silhouette subject.  

I didn't go that route.  I pulled out my mini craft iron and applied my crayons directly to the iron.  

It didn't work.  At. All.   

Well, that isn't entirely true.  It did work, but not for the actual idea that I had hope to create. Despite failure number one, I went with the moment and continued on.  

Can I just say that mistakes can lead to happy dances?!  You can click on the photos for a larger view.

Notice the very small brown smudges into the red on the right?  Yeah.  No big deal, I know, but they bothered me.  Lesson One:  learn when to walk away.  I thought it couldn't be that difficult to just add a little bit more red over the top of them and make it all nice and clean.


I ended up with a somewhat stormy to the piece.

While I like this version too, I have to say that I liked the original "sky" better.  Remember Lesson One?  I walked away.

This is created on a 8.5" x 11" piece of glossy card stock.  Various crayons were applied directly to my little mini craft iron and swiped across the paper.  The grass was made the same way, but the iron was pounced on the paper and then twisted on the edges to create the grass lines.  

I'm going to try and make a goal of adding to this journal at least once a week.  Cross your fingers I figure out how many days are in a week! haha!!

Thanks for stopping by and Enjoy Wednesday!! 


Sylvia said...

What lovely fun, Starla, I know that whenever you start something new, it is so much fun to discover what you can do. Hope you continue with this so I can see where you go with it! Have a wonderful Thursday and I am sure you will figure out how many days there are in your week. Hugs!


This is a technique that makes me drool. But I have to tell, it is not for me. Mine always look like a mottled mess! Great piece girl. Keep up the good work!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i don't know how you even find the patience for this stuff, but i'm glad you do because no matter what you make.... it's gorgeous!

hugs :)

kaiandkristi said...

Oooohhhh! Completely different, but I like it too! This one makes me want to try melting crayons!