This past week I submerged myself in a creative retreat and the experience was SO AWESOME. I had a great time following my curiosity but things didn’t go as planned.
I made a huge mess…
but I had fun and I do see a turtle collage art project happening here…that’s always good…
and if at first I didn’t succeed I kept on trying. The part in the middle is where I was able to paint what little I could with the melted crayons. This turned out awesome but I wonder…WAIT melting crayons are best melted in the oven. So why did I microwave them? I probably won’t use this tree because the lovely texture is hard to scan.
Should I keep this tree in the book? It was magic when I painted this tree. I had to work fast too. The only problem is I didn’t like the brown trunk. Leave it to me to figure this out as I’m in a drawing class. Maybe I can cut out the leaves and paste it on a different trunk?
I did and I’ll clean and remove the paper lines.
I do like the tree. This will probably be the one I go with for the book. I don’t know, this is a weird tree but I guess that’s why I love it. I saw a tree with branches like these and what a great idea for the very idea of curiosity for my book.
I have painted with crayon before…
There’s something about this new way of coloring that warms me. I should try the eraser brush lettering technique to write this quote? Wish I had thought the color through a little more. Let me see what I can do…
- melting big crayons was easier
- melting crayons works best in the oven
- 275 degrees and check them every 20 seconds
- working with crayons is super messy
- use old brushes, wax paper and an old muffin tin
- melt a blue crayon with a green to make your own color
- create awesome contrast but
- just paint with your eye
- use dish soap or masters soap to cover your brushes in soap before you paint for easy clean up
- work fast and have fun
Imagine all the impossibilities that are possible.