The wonderful Linda Ledbetter along with the Curiosity Crew ladies - Annette, Candy, Cheryl, Hels, Susan and Yvonne, have started up a new blog called
On the first Friday of each month the ladies will be posting a new creative adventure and for this first month they want us to try something new, something we have never done before....
I did this piece a couple of weeks ago and have been pondering as to whether
to show it or not, I am really not happy with it but, hey, I tried something new!
I have seen a few people using wax recently, in different ways. I do have a melt pot gathering dust and some beeswax waiting to be opened but I wasn't sure about doing that. I have had a box of children's crayons for ages in my stash, and I just thought..... I wonder if..... could I just use the crayons and a heat tool and make something..... here is the result..... for better or worse...
I used a 6" x 6" wooden base and melted three different colours of blue crayon onto it. Once it was covered I just heated the whole thing again until it was quite liquid and then left it to dry. It only takes minutes to dry.
I do NOT recommend the next step but I took a large metal bodkin needle, heated it and picked up some green crayon and fashioned it into stalks.... it took a long time and it wasn't easy, but experimenting is fun!
Next, I held the heat gun over a red crayon and I just let the drops land wherever they wanted. I did the same with the black centres, it was a bit trickier getting the blobs to go where I wanted them to... To finish off, I flicked some white gesso over it to add some light here and there.
I know, I know, I am sorry, it is hardly a piece of art but I was pleased that I at least had a go at something completely different and it has made me want to get my melt pot out again, dust off the beeswax and have a go, perhaps, at creating a collage. So thank you ladies at Creative Carte Blanche, I would never have tried using wax, without your prompt!
Thanks for looking, please don't feel you need to comment, it was purely an experiment!
Hugs, Anne xx