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Last Sunday, I read 3 posts about crayons
so I had an incredible urge to color
but not in a coloring book.
I took an 18" by 24" pre-stretched canvas,
big, kindergarten crayons
I used my embossing heater to do some melting,
used Mod Podge to attach crayon wrappers
and cover the whole canvas
to make it shiny
and seal it all together.
Now I feel better.
you color a whole lot cooler than i do....i like the melted pieces...nice layering...i like to color...ReplyDelete
That looks great - and sounds like excellent therapy :-)ReplyDelete
My brain is failing me but isn't there a special term for "painting with wax"? This is a delightful and whimsical piece, by the way!ReplyDelete
I never use crayons but I do pastel drawings and paintings ! Lovely colors !ReplyDelete
And I feel better having seen this colorful, cheerful creation. I do love your creativity.ReplyDelete
Wow! Those are some great drawings!!ReplyDelete
Brian Miller: It was fun watching the crayons melt. They look very watery.ReplyDelete
anthonynorth: I really did feel much better afterwards.
5thsister: It’s called “encaustic.” (I had to look it up because my brain has not had enough caffine yet.)
Gattina: I have always loved crayons, especially when I want to feel rebellious.
Jeanie: Thank-you for getting some pleasure from it. I like that.
Danielle; Thanks for your appreciation.
I love it. Now I want to color. I love those swirls and how the crayon paper is part of the picture.ReplyDelete
Oh I love your pictures. Good job!ReplyDelete
Have a great Thursday!
Well it is certainly beautiful Nessa! You are so creative!ReplyDelete
colleen: The papers and the melting of the wax were my favorites.ReplyDelete
I am Harriet: Thank-you very much.
Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades: Your royal compliment is much appreciated.
What a cool and creative picture! I like the heating idea to melt the crayon strokes and make it shiny.ReplyDelete
Ohhhhhhh MAN! Luz and I are SO gonna be copy cats on this!!! I am going up to Michaels MONDAY to buy some canvas! YES I AM!!! YOU are a bloomin' GENIUS! I have been looking forward to this post all week long! THANK YOU!!! :)ReplyDelete
Oh. Did I mention I LOVE your project? :)ReplyDelete
That looks like so much fun!ReplyDelete
Pat: Chasing the little bits of crayons around the canvas was fun (the embossing melter thingy has a fan in it.)ReplyDelete
Melli: You know I was thinking of you and Luz.
Journeywoman: It was lots. I’m going to do blindfolded finger painting next.
Brilliant work I say!ReplyDelete
How fun and colorful. You doodle well. :)ReplyDelete
What a wonderful piece of art you created! I love it! Happy Thursday.ReplyDelete
This is way cool! I want one of these for my classroom! (Of course, I'd have to get a classroom!)ReplyDelete
Cool. It's the story of art in progress.ReplyDelete
I will have to show my girls this post. Even teenagers (and moms) like to color every now and then.ReplyDelete
Great idea. Happy T13!
Indrani: I am trying to add more pizzazz to my life.ReplyDelete
Thom: I was using my noodle.
Holly: Your kind words are making it happier.
quilly: You got it!
Alice Audrey: Performance story telling.
Adelle Laudan: Even us grandmas when no grand kids are around.
This was all quite beautiful. I wouldn't mind wearing some of this. I love the randomness of this crayon art. You are quite talented...alive.ReplyDelete
Wow - that is incredable!! You did a great job!!ReplyDelete
I've been doing quite a bit of free-form coloring lately. My daughter is really into coloring right now. She calls it, "yaya".ReplyDelete
wow - this is fantastic - glad you let us see how it developed - really beautiful - wish i could paint like this...ReplyDelete
My coloring is very amateurish compared to yours. I love the final product, and I bet it was good stress relief :)ReplyDelete
this was a great way to share your creative process. and i like the result :)ReplyDelete
Lambkin loves your designs!ReplyDelete
OMG! You simply MUST see Lambkin modeling "Nessa's Designer Shirts for Kids" ... Tom and Icy, you have captured the essence of super-chic in 53 seconds !!ReplyDelete
A lovely and unique Thursday 13. It looks like great therapy for whenlife feels too busy, too seerious, too adult.ReplyDelete
K: I wonder how talented I’ll be when I’m dead. :)ReplyDelete
Together We Save: I am glad you liked it.
Unknown Mami: You show us some of your ya-ya.
Claudia: I think you could. You should give it a go.
Shelley Munro: Especially when I broke the crayons. That was always a favorite part of the experience.
Juliana: I did keep forgetting to take the pictures in between the steps.
Tom & Icy: Lambkin looks really good in the swirly colors.
karen a.: Tom & Icy are amazing regardless of the fashion.
Nara Malone: I am not fond of most of adulthood so I try to avoid it whenever possible.
63mago: Hi and welcome.ReplyDelete
Nothing like crayons to bring out the joyful kid in you!ReplyDelete
Nothing like crayons to bring out the joyful kid in you!ReplyDelete
That must have been so much funReplyDelete
I sure do love what you created here!ReplyDelete
wow...now why can't i do that...love that you took photos of all the steps. definitely a fun masterpiece.ReplyDelete
These are beautiful. You are very creative. Thank you for sharingReplyDelete
That turns out beautiful, and fun looking too..ReplyDelete
i have the urge to do that kind of thing on and off. it's great stress relief. now, go look up symbols online and see what your subconscious was trying to communicate to you!ReplyDelete
I love to color and I don't care who realizes that I'm still 10 years old mentally.ReplyDelete
This is another facet of the insane mind behind Cheesemeister, BTW. I decided to break this one out today!
secret agent woman: I’m going to do things like this more often.ReplyDelete
Arts Web Show said: It was. I forgot a whole hour of the “real” world.
Sandy Carlson: Thanks so much.
Shelle: You can do that. I even held the crayon in my fist like a two year old.
Mumsy: I am glad you stopped by to look.
Lil Ms Snarky: I may not want to know what my subconscious has to say;)
Doll Mistress: Different disguises are a fun thing. Very mysterious.
Wowww... this looked delightfully refreshing!!! LOVELY!ReplyDelete
kavisionz: Refreshing is a good thing. Thanks.ReplyDelete
Awesome T13!! I have my own big 64 count box of crayons with the sharpener :)ReplyDelete
jill conyers: That box is like a treasure chest.ReplyDelete
excellentttt!!! if i were a teacher right now i'd tell you to post it at some exhibition!ReplyDelete
Very creative - that came out awesome!ReplyDelete
I love this artwork! It looks like so much fun. Wo-ho, and what an interesting method. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week ahead :)ReplyDelete
Divaa Divine: I am becoming more comfortable with exhibiting myself.ReplyDelete
Sue: I was happy with the process and the outcome.
Rosidah Abidin: The playing part was the best part.
Nessa that is an awesome work of art I love it! The little wrappers is genius just like a childs would turn out!ReplyDelete
Bloggin' with Amanda: The wrappers were a favorite part for me, too.ReplyDelete