I marked every 2 inches of the canvas. This is a 18x24 and I used magic tape by Scotch.
The taping doesn't need to be exactly perfect because when you peel off the tape it won't matter.
This is what it'll look like as the crayon starts dripping down. Don't worry so much about trying to make things perfect. It's art! Once you peel the tape off the chevron pattern will come through.
The crayon will splatter so be sure to have your area well covered. Melted crayon stains!
Gotta love art though right?
**12/11/2012 - Thank you all so much for the support! I didn't think i'd get so many views and compliments on this but once again, thank you all!! I will update again if I make any more of these!**
** I didn't take step by step pictures because I was too caught up in working in the project and it was my first time so I wanted to concentrate on making it work.
Items used: dollar store masking tape (this one worked best because it stuck to the canvas when the other ones wouldn't)
- lo temp glue gun
- regular sized crayons (important)
- 18x24 economy canvas from AC MOORE's
-1 colored pencil
-magazine papers (for protection)
This took longer than expected because I had to cut the tape and shape them out. I suppose it would have been easier if I had drawn the chevron stripes first then taped them but I didn't..so it was free handed.
**The crayons don't fit in the glue gun, so I unscrewed the glue gun and took it apart, took the trigger off, and screwed it back on. This allowed for me to use the crayons without the thing that holds the glue sticks in the way. This made it so much easier.
The color pencil was used to push the colors through the glue gun. After this was finished I simply peeled off the tape and got to reveal the ending. The melted crayons definitely give this an awesome 3D effect!
It was some work but I now have an original piece of art work that was done by me ;)
Hope you enjoyed this! Take care and let me know what you come up with.