For Toni's WT challenge today ~ For Crayon Out Loud . Love the punny title, Toni.
I had several ideas running round in my head, and a couple of them petered out into nothing, ending up in the bin. And I do have a pretty background sitting waiting to be used for something else. But since I need a birthday card for DH, pretty wasn't what was called for...
Last time I tried the Melted Crayon background I ended up with a muddy mess, so I was determined to get something better this time.
I don't have a craft iron or even a spare regular iron, so I improvised; I lined a skillet with heavy-duty tinfoil and heated it over a low heat. Then I used crayons to draw the background in with green, blue and white. I pressed a square of mountboard over it and that gave me the background. Then I arranged some chopped-up bits of crayon on the panel, and with very short blasts of the heatgun, melted them in. I added a Penny Black sheep and some IO birds to look sort of like swallows swooping over the meadow. I sponged the base in blue and green to match, and added birthday wishes :D.
Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 GMT Views: 2423