Rainbow Melted Crayon Picture




Supplies: you will need a canvas, hot glue gun, glue stick, a hair dryer, lots of crayons,silver marker, silhouettes of figures with umbrella and newspaper

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Step 1: Step 1

.Pick out the colors you want to use and line them up until you run out of space
Meanwhile, you can paint the canvas in black or according to your choice.
I chose black.

Step 2: Step 2

We now need to paste the silhouettes in center of the canvas, Marke of the figures with a pencil
  and painted in silver the area itself. (Later we'll cover the umbrellas to protect the characters themselves).

Using a glue gun, make a line of glue across the crayons
(if you want a certain part showing, like the label, be careful to put the glue on the opposite side).
Quickly place onto canvas in a line

Step 3: Step 3

Line your floor with newspaper, place the canvas against the wall, and get your blow dryin’ on. I started out on high and warm settings on mine, and alternated with low at certain points. You have to experiment a little to see how your hair dryer works with melting the wax

Step 4: Last Step!

After getting all the colors to melt, I went back over certain colors that I wanted to go further down the canvas-
now we can remove thecovers of the umbrellas.
 You have a fun piece of art to hang on your wall. Of course you can try this with different color patterns instead of a rainbow!

Good Luck!

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    8 Discussions


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I painted with silver color standard ink.
    To keep the silhouettes I glued paper tape "umbrella" . (as you can see at the picture)

    Book Girlornevo

    Reply 4 years ago

    does it matter what type of glue you use?


    7 years ago on Introduction

    This is the most original piece of this artform I've seen! But I'm confused abou the pictures in step 3 - did you make more than one of these, or did you swap out the crayons? Wouldn't you need to remove the papers before melting?

    2 replies

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I did not change the colors - but I did made more than one picture.
    One image with subtle colors and second picture with thicker colors..
    Some of the pictures were lost and therefore there are mixed images.
    In any case the idea is the same in both.
    About the second question - the protective paper on the wall is not removed until the end of melting the crayons and also the paper defends the shadows and umbrellas.