Canvas - Small to medium in size
Crayons- We used several of the small boxes because those were the ones on sale.
Tarp or garbage bags
Craft board- We used a piece of cardboard to cut with the exacto knife, so if you dont have a craft board the cardboard works just fine!
Black acrylic paint
Hot glue gun with glue
Picture- Both Bailey and I picked silhouette's. It is easy to cut out and paint and also looks GREAT!
Bailey had picked a beautiful silhouette of two lovers underneath an umbrella. She chose to trace the picture first, paint and then do the blow dry. I did a little boy on the swing and did not know where to position him, so I did the blow dry first and then the tracing and painting.
We are going to show you how to do Bailey's.
You are going to trace the the picture onto the canvas in the position desired. After you have traced it, go ahead and paint the picture. Make thin coats of paint onto the canvas. By making thin coats, you are able to control the paint best because you have little paint on the brush. You don't want to drip and end up missing the fine details of the silhouette.
While the paint is drying, you need to glue the crayon's down to the canvas. Put strips of hot glue down the crayon and glue is pointing down on the top of the canvas. Using different shades is a great way to get more color and get dimension. When the crayon melts, it will melt into layers and it looks awesome with the different shades!
Okay, this one with the green crayons is mine, so dont worry about why the silhouette isnt there...it cam later. Find an area where you can get easy clean up and you have an accessible outlet. Cover the area with a tarp or garbage bags because when you blow dry, the wax WILL splatter.
-Shawna and Bailey
P.S- DO NOT hang these in a sunny area. Remember, its wax and it will melt!