Friday, February 8, 2013

Smushy Crayons

Hey guys.  Sorry it's taken so long to get this post up, my anxiety/depression has been acting up, so I've been dragging my feet.  But, as promised, here are the steps on how I made the drip crayon art.


 Step 1: Hot glue crayons to canvas. 
*Please note that adorable smiling panda is not necessary for this step, but is encouraged. Because really, how could you not love that guy?













Step 2: Take out your expensive hair dryer and point at crayons, while your ceramic bird gives you a look that says "are you sure you want to do that?"







Step 3: Realize that a hair dryer blows hot air in too wide of a direction and just causes everything to melt and get all smushy, even after you held an envelope between the crayons trying to direct the heat.

How do you know it's smushy?  Because you tried to catch the hot crayon that fell off the canvas right after the other crayon slipped out of it's paper wrapper and in doing so, managed to simultaneously smush them and burn your fingers.

*Don't forget to tell the bird to shut up after he gives you that "I told you so" look.



Step 4:   Problem: Need for concentrated heat.

Solution: Blowtorch (minus the envelope as it turns out that paper is flammable).

See the difference?  The drips on the left were caused by the hair dryer.  See how they all ran together?  The drips on the right were caused by the blowtorch.  Much easier to manipulate.







Step 5:  Add something cute holding an umbrella.

Ta Da! And there you have it.  One more reason to use your blowtorch.

1 comment:

  1. I'm really super duper glad that you didn't burn down your building in the making of this adorableness.

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