Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Crayon Canvas Melt - Barbie
Over the weekend I did the prep for 2 more crayon canvas melts. Talk about obsessed, I know. In hindsight I really didn't have to think the leftover crayons were going to go to waste, after all, I do have a young child in the house and eventually those crayons would be used to make beautiful masterpieces that would adorn our fridge door. But I made more melted crayon art any ways.

This new one is for me. Can't you tell? I'm not sure if I'm going to put it in my sewing area or if it's going to be hung up in our bedroom. This time around I just experimented with the different settings on the hair dryer and tried to figure out if working with or without the nozzle attachment made any difference (it did). I wish I had more pink crayons in this, but really when it comes down to it I always think something could use a little more pink. Overall I'm really happy with how this turned out.

Crayon Canvas Melt - Barbie Closeup

Aside from experimenting with the heat and air levels, the only difference that I did from the first piece was to line up the crayons so that the wrappers were all aligned. It used to bug Brett that the wrappers didn't really line up on the first one (he got over it pretty quickly), so I made sure that this one did.

Since I used an artist panel instead of pre-stretched canvas, I sprayed a light coating of polyurethane over the entire piece. I would love to find a shadow box-type frame for this but it isn't high on the priority list...yet.


  1. I really want to try this because it's so freaking cool looking, but I don't think there's anywhere we would put it in our house! I think I may have to make some for Christmas gifts :P

  2. I love this colour combo! I am so making one of these. I want one for my sewing room. Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Mae:
    It's a lot of fun and I have to admit, kinda addictive! I wish I could make more, but we definitely don't have anywhere to put them. AND I think 3 in one house is enough. ;)

    Thanks! It's my most favourite colour combo ever!


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