2.27.2008

Sooo Not an Artist

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For some reason, my one piece of "original art" in my (former) cottage always garners compliments, which always makes me snicker.

If only visitors knew that the whole project cost me about $5, and took about 20 minutes to do…

How to make your own, very fabulous, incredibly easy, don't-need-to-be-artsy wall art…

*Find a frame – this huge one was found at a garage sale, complete with foam core, but no glass, which was perfect

*Buy some wax paper and some crayons, and heat up your trusty iron

*Lay out a piece of wax paper, then shave various shades of crayon onto the paper, letting them fall haphazardly, then cover with another piece of wax paper

*Lay the iron on the paper, moving carefully to fully melt the wax, creating snifty abstract shapes

*Let cool!

I mounted the four different waxy creations onto the foam core, then separated them with electrical tape, believe it or not. Totally filled up that huge blank wall I had, and still looks great years later!

Haven't decided where to hang it in the new place yet...

1 comment:

Carrie said...

that is really cool!