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Crayon-Melt Art


Craft club anyone?

This month we took a crack at the ever so popular pinterest-heavy crayon art.

Thank gawd Elise brought an old sheet to put on the table. It takes a while for the crayons to heat up, but when they do, the wax goes a-flyin. It also moves in whatever direction it wants.


We really had no idea what to expect (except that we thought it would be easier!).

Bring out the lighter/candles, and we had a hybrid and annoying process.

Hello–how does one keep a candle lit with multiple blowdryers going?!


Beth and Elise went the “firework” route.



Krista had a hybrid process of candle-melting, and blow-dry spreading.

I wanted to take a stab at pointillism like these examples. I love drawing this way. Here’s a high school ink drawing of mine:


Only, it didn’t work–at all.



My inspiration was this.

Long after Elise and Beth left, I continued to work on this wax project, picking up the blow dryer and lighter in an attempt to salvage. After burnt thumbs and an oath to revisit later, I created this:


And of course Jillian came over after the other two gals left, and flipping made TWO great canvas’s in no time at all. Beth and Elise, you would be sick.



It was stressful. It was painful. But I NEED to keep working on that dumb thing until it’s as good as I can get it (or until I completely lose feeling in my thumbs).


Day 76: Painted Old Beer Bottles

On Day 73, I drank some giant Coronas.

And an empty beer bottle serves as a perfect vase.

So I painted em up, and made some tissue-paper flowers to put in them.



Day 29: Made Valentine’s Day Cards

For day 29, I used a “craft club” session (a little group of friends that gets together once a month to do crafts), to make Valentine’s Day cards.Image

Pickle had a boyfriend once. (Pickle’s above, Lindsay’s below. [although Lindsay has a boyfriend too…I think…Lindsay, you have a boyfriend right?])ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

Marie Antoinette guinea pig card. ImageImageImage

Beth’s paint-mixing skills leave much to be desired. Haha–love ya gurlllll!Image

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Day 13: Painted (acrylic)

When I came home from work, I wanted to sit. I also wanted to have a movie on, but I didn’t want to just sit and watch a movie like usual.2014-01-13 06.49.12So I rummaged through my stuff and found some old acrylic paint from back when I wanted to be the next Mary Cassatt.2014-01-13 06.49.18And I dug out the brushes I bought for a craft night with friends.2014-01-13 06.49.29And I realized, that I don’t really know how to mix the shade of brown (only a dark purple, or a puke green).


I wish I would have used a color wheel while I was painting (instead of looking it up now). I wasted a lot of paint. I’m kinda embarrassed.

And I was incredibly thankful that acrylic paint can be painted over and over and over–white swipes over old mistakes.2014-01-13 08.18.09To be continued…