Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wax Dripped Accents

A couple of weeks ago, my fellow DT member at Urban Anthology, Pamela Palmarini, did a Crayon Resist Technique. I thought that was such a brilliant way to use up crayon stubs and wanted to think of something else I could do with the leftover crayons that are constantly accumulating in my house. I've seen layouts where they have dripped wax on the background paper, kind of like you would watercolor paint . . . and then I thought to myself, wouldn't it be fun to coat an accent with dripped wax?

So that is my technique for you today! This is very easy and fun to do! And a great way to add a lot of texture to an accent piece for your page!

You will need:
Unwrapped Crayons in desired colors (I used a couple of shades of green/yellow for a variegated effect)
Chipboard Shape
Wax Paper, Paper Towel or Scrap Paper to protect your work surface
Lighter (please be sure to use all obvious safety precautions)

1. Gather your materials, working over the scrap piece of paper (or other disposable material) to protect your work surface.



2. Hold the crayon over your chipboard piece as you use the lighter to melt the crayon wax.



3. Keep dripping the wax onto your accent until it is completely covered. Don't worry about the wax pooling off the edges. You can trim the excess with scissors when you are finished.



4. I used a few shades of green to give a variegated feel, but you could really go wild and crazy and do all kinds of colors, or even a pattern!





5. Allow wax to cool. Trim excess drips off the edges, if desired, for a cleaner shape. Apply to your page!



18 comments:

AndiD said...

What an awesome idea! I'm going to have to try that- I know I have some broken crayons laying around!


Andi (randomscraps)

Ellemieke said...

Now that is a great idea to use up those little leftover crayons!

Julie said...

Off to find some crayons! That is amazing.The possibilities are endless as far as color combos go.I love your layout.It is so pretty!

Brenda said...

Oooo wauw! What a supercool technique!!! I'm going to try it one time for sure....
Love your blog and your work! You really inspire me, so thanks for sharing

Virginia said...

That is SUCH a cool idea! I love that girl! I would've never thought of that! Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

awesome idea! love the colors that you used.

Heather said...

great idea for using up all those little bits of crayons that i'm sure are hiding in my couch! beautiful layout!

Jenni said...

That's so cool Jana! Love your creativity!

Charlene said...

Great use of crayone!!! And I LOVE the LO too!!!

Teresa Loop said...

Oh that looks cool! My Mom and I took a class at a quilting store and we did this on a little stitchery. It looks very similar - what a cool idea!

Tara said...

Oh. Wow.
That is so cool!!!

Daniela said...

I love it!! What a great idea!

Deanna said...

Jana my jaw dropped when I saw this tutorial and then the LO too! WOW! OMGosh this is so amazing I can't even BEGIN to tell you how much I love it! WOW!

Jessica said...

ohhh now that is just too cool. gotta try that out! beautiful layout!

Mel said...

Wow--super creative! I love the look it gives your page. Thanks for sharing such a fun idea.

Michelle Lanning said...

LOVe this idea --- defintely going to use it!

alexandra s.m. said...

Excellent idea! Thank you! Your L.O is beautiful.

xox

Nicole said...

Super cool idea. Will have to try that one!

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