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Tahlea Jankoski 1/27/2016
Crayons aren't just for children anymore! Crayon art has become a fun way to create a colorful masterpiece with different techniques and styles to try out.
Pinterest has inspired a new generation to express their artistic side through decor projects! Crayon art is a great way to brighten up any room and you'll have a blast creating it. There are a few fun ways to create these colorful canvases and they all can be customized to your heart's desire!
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Heating The Creation
This first crayon project produces the most common result, a beautiful rainbow of wax! All it takes is a pack of crayons, a canvas, a heat gun (it produces more controlled results than a blow dryer) and hot glue gun. Glue the crayons onto the canvas, then melt them down for bold results. Glorious Treats provides a great step-by-step tutorial to create your own.
Upside Down Looks Right
This canvas isn't upside down, it's just another way to create crayon art! The color seems to be rocketing off of the page and can be done with patience and precision. Follow the steps on Berries and Passion to get the desired look.
Love In A Canvas
This project focuses less on precision and more on the fun of making it. It's the perfect project for your kids to help with for Valentine's day. They'll have a blast melting the crayons! Any stencil can be used and Come Together Kids has the instructions to make your own.
The Crayons Shaping Up
Arranging your crayons into a shape is another way to customize your canvas. Make sure to outline your shape before gluing down any crayons. It's a perfect piece of art to share with anyone from a teacher to a colorful child!
Ready For A Close-Up
This project takes the canvas one step further by turning it into a picture frame of sorts! You can arrange and melt the crayons any way you like then add a photo to complete the project. It's a one-of-a-kind gift that will mean more because you created it!
A different blow-dryer technique
If going above and beyond the expected is your style, then this project is for you! Fine tuning your color palette is important before you begin this project. Rather than gluing the crayons onto the canvas, this project melts them by hand, then rolls the crayon on the canvas. Artistic Junkie provides tips and tricks to achieving this style of crayon art.
Melted Down Chevron
The chevron pattern is everywhere and this trend will be long-lasting! Create your own chevron artwork with this tutorial from Leslie Loves Makeup. Remember this doesn't have to look perfect. It's art!
One you have mastered the basics of crayon art, you can move on to more advanced artwork! These creations can be made in any color, shape or size. Your imagination has no limit and these colorful designs are a great way to express yourself.
Watch this video for a great starting point to create more advanced crayon art!
Keep It Colorful
Try out these different techniques to find the style you like best or invent your own way of designing crayon art! There's no limit to what you can create through crayon art. After seeing your colorful artwork, your friends and family just may ask you to create a canvas for their homes.