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Re: Melted crayons


Date: Mon Sep 20 2004 - 08:53:06 PDT

This sounds awesome.
I am going to try it!
Thanks so much!


I did crayon batik a couple of years ago with a large girl scout troop
(pre-art teacher days). I am getting supplies together now (yard sale, etc) so I can
do it with some of my art classes.


 I used a muffin pan on top of a warming plate to melt crayon remnants. (I
used the kind of warming plate used for serving at a buffet, not a hot plate
meant to substitute for a stove.) The crayon is painted onto white fabric using
the really cheap small craft brushes. The background is left unpainted.
After the wax cools, crackle the fabric and place in a dark dye (I used navy). Once
dyed, rinsed and dried, iron between newspapers to remove the wax. The colors
of the crayon remain in the fabric.


 I'm planning on setting up 4 stations that can be accessed from 2 sides so 8
students can paint the wax on at one time.