Oh look, a blogpost that I shot a whole year ago! *pats self on shoulder* LOOK, EVIDENCE OF PLANNING.
*incoherent babbling that was meant to sound like an intro*
Some materials that you will need are-
White Tempera paint
Sharpies, black and other colors
A container to hold raw eggs
The first step is to determine what sort of eggs you plan on making. This usually involves Pinterest or the internet. For instance, I used these websites for inspiration (because I’m so not artsy, amiright?)
Hello! So today’s post is a DIY canvas room decoration thingie.
If you remember from my 17 Before 2017 Goals (because self promo), one of my goals was to redecorate my room. I had also seen this video from one of my friends, talking about a Christmas cursive canvas (and alliteration, because I ENGLISH GOODLY).
And…one of the easiest ways to redecorate one’s room is to add some highlights, such as a canvas.
So….I tried it out.
And it worked! …well mostly.
So…things you will need:
Acrylic paint (in RED and GREEN BECAUSE CHRISTMAS) in the color of your choice
however many canvases in whatever size you want
Metallic sharpies/Walmart permanent markers BECAUSE IM CHEAP LIKE THAT
In years past, I’ve made this cute melted crayon art for the fair and earned ribbons. I really enjoy doing it, so I thought that I’d make a tutorial.
A canvas, it can be whatever size you want it to be
A hot glue gun
Lots of glue sticks- I used 7 in this particular piece
2 boxes of crayons, or the equivalent of 2 boxes of crayons. Basically, you’ll need two sets of the same pattern/set of colors. One box can be broken/old/used, but the other set has to look new.
A hair dryer
An utility knife
Newspapers or something of the sort
Step 1- Sort out all the crayons into the pattern you want it to be in. Both sets. I just sorted them out into a rainbow-y sort of formation (I’m sure there is a word for it, just not sure what :P)
Step 2- Peel the first set of crayons, then begin hot gluing them unto your canvas.
Step 3- Set up the canvas so that it’s upright, and put something beneath it to catch drips. Melted crayon is pretty hard to get out of anything. I learned that the hard way.
Step 4- Begin directing the blow dryer at the line of crayons, starting from the bottom ends of the crayons, then moving up as more crayon melts. Melt the crayon for as long and as much as you want.
Step 5- Since now all the crayons are pretty well melted off, they look pretty pitiful. Thus, peel off all the old crayons and the old hot glue, then glue on the second set of crayons. This step is optional, but useful for cosmetic purposes. It looks pretty amazing, though, since it looks like barely any crayon was melted to create the effect.
Step 6- Blow dry the crayons a little, to create a little meltage of the crayon, just so they don’t look entirely brand new. The tops of the crayons will melt.
The final product-
This is a project that looks wonderful almost anywhere a splash of color is needed. I’ve only done rainbow sequences in the past, but the colors can be changed to be any pattern to match color schemes.