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Melted Crayon Wax Painting

I watched a lot of crayon wax painting techniques that used variety of heat sources, but I did not find one that used the oven.  This seemed like the most obvious heat source to use.  The other videos rely on dripping and wax flow and have to deal with air pushing the wax or gravity pulling the wax.  I was thinking about art glass techniques that use frit and slumping and translated those two concepts to wax pieces on canvas.  It was a lot of fun to experiment with and I pulled together a 40 second video on how to best make a crayon painting with this method.

I was set an painting a base layer on the canvas because blank spaces on canvas is just a per peeve of mine.  I feel this method give you a lot of control on how the colors come together.  You can take your time to arrange the crayon bits.  If this seems too tame, I guess I can up the freak factor by stating nothing goes through fresh crayon quite like a razor sharp vintage surgical steel scalpel.

3/20 UPDATE: Some friends chimed in that a cheese grater would be a good tool for kids to get crayons shredded.  Great idea!  You can also mash them with a heavy rolling pin.

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