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As an artist I work in a lot of mediums, actually almost anything can be used to create art. During my search for suburban gold http://www.instructables.com/id/Mining-for-suburban-gold/ I often find crayons which until recently I would just throw out, then I remembered an instructable I had thought was pretty cool http://www.instructables.com/id/Melted-Crayon-Art/
While the one project uses several packs of crayons, I used 2 red, half a pink and only a little of 2 different orange and a white crayon on the one above
 
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Step 1: The test

I've only found a couple of crayons recently but it was enough to try my idea. I dropped a bunch of broken crayons on a piece of cabinet grade plywood scrap and hit them with a heat gun.

Step 2: What you need

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crayons, I ended up buying a couple of packs from the dollar store
heat gun or hair dryer
wood panel or stretched canvas
putty knife
needle nose pliers

Step 3: Create

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The hardest part of this project is probably peeling the crayons! There is no right or wrong way to do this, my qst and second one I used broken pieces but half way through the 2nd one (yellow) I realized that if I held a whole crayon in the needle nose pliers and applied the heat I could get drips or lines on the 3rd (red) piece I grabbed a putty knife to help spread the wax to the edges. The 3rd and so far last piece I used full crayons, Sorry but the process doesn't really allow me to stop and take progress pics. From start to finish (other than peeling the crayons) none of these took more than 10minutes !
camatteo5 months ago

I'm wondering if you've ever tried it on pieces of clear laminate and whether the colors shine through like stained glass.

l8nite (author)  camatteo5 months ago

I never even thought about using a clear "canvas" but I doubt it would be very see thru. They do sell stained glass paint that might give a similar appearance but I've never worked with it.

l8nite (author)  camatteo5 months ago

I never even thought about using a clear "canvas" but I doubt it would be very see thru. They do sell stained glass paint that might give a similar appearance but I've never worked with it.

l8nite (author)  camatteo5 months ago

I never even thought about using a clear "canvas" but I doubt it would be very see thru. They do sell stained glass paint that might give a similar appearance but I've never worked with it.

l8nite (author)  camatteo5 months ago

I never even thought about using a clear "canvas" but I doubt it would be very see thru. They do sell stained glass paint that might give a similar appearance but I've never worked with it.

l8nite (author)  camatteo5 months ago

I never even thought about using a clear "canvas" but I doubt it would be very see thru. They do sell stained glass paint that might give a similar appearance but I've never worked with it.

l8nite (author)  camatteo5 months ago

I never even thought about using a clear "canvas" but I doubt it would be very see thru. They do sell stained glass paint that might give a similar appearance but I've never worked with it.

l8nite (author)  camatteo5 months ago

I never even thought about using a clear "canvas" but I doubt it would be very see thru. They do sell stained glass paint that might give a similar appearance but I've never worked with it.

l8nite (author)  camatteo5 months ago

I never even thought about using a clear "canvas" but I doubt it would be very see thru. They do sell stained glass paint that might give a similar appearance but I've never worked with it.

l8nite (author)  camatteo5 months ago

I never even thought about using a clear "canvas" but I doubt it would be very see thru. They do sell stained glass paint that might give a similar appearance but I've never worked with it.

l8nite (author)  camatteo5 months ago

I never even thought about using a clear "canvas" but I doubt it would be very see thru. They do sell stained glass paint that might give a similar appearance but I've never worked with it.

tastypet2 years ago
Love it - love to see more of your work - thanks for posting!
l8nite (author)  tastypet2 years ago
thank you, I work in a lot of mediums, some of my work can be seen on this link  http://Doc Ink Paintings and other art pictures from art photos on webshots  there are also albums of our Haunted House if you look under albums
ChrysN2 years ago
Cool idea, this looks like a lot of fun!
l8nite (author)  ChrysN2 years ago
It is fun to do and even more fun listening to what people see. Thank you for leaving a comment