For my post today, I have been eyeing a couple of techniques to try on Pinterest. So I thought I would combine them into one really fun project!
Here are a couple of the pins that I had saved for my "pin-spiration."
Original Pins on Pinterest:Melted Crayon Art
A few months ago, my mother-in-law (who is a librarian) gave me a huge box of library pockets. I wasn't sure what I would do with them,b ut I said sure, I can stash them and probably come up with a project later!
A few weeks ago I remembered that I had those library pockets in my craft closet, so I searched "library pocket" on pineterst. Lots of neat ideas popped up, but the album (shown above) really popped out to me. I love to make mini albums, they are one of my favorite things to do when it comes to crafting... but I'm always looking for a new type of mini album to make.
So I tried the library pocket album and it worked out! I wanted to do a little more to my album to make it unique. I had seen the crayon melting art all over pinterest and wanted to give it a try. I figured that adding it onto the cover would be something different and it would really show off the colors in the papers from the "Curiosity" collection.
Here are a few simple steps to make your own!
- Cut 2 pieces of cardboard for your front and back cover. I used a piece of a box.
- Measure the height of your library pockets and cut a 6 inch wide strip of paper. Score the piece every half inch.
-Glue the front and back cardboard covers to the scored piece of paper.
-You should now have a book base as shown in the last photo.
-Attach the patterned papers to the front and back, then attach the strip to the spine.
-You should now have a covered album.
-Find crayons that you want to use on your cover. I used crayons that coordinated with my papers.-Unwrap and glue crayons to your cover. If you use hot glue, make sure you use a low heat setting, if not, the crayons will begin to melt.
-Take a heat gun or hair dryer and blow heat on your crayons. It does not take much heat before the crayons start to melt.
-You can move your album around to get the wax flowing in the direction of your choice.
-Once you have the desired look with your crayon art, let it dry for a few minutes and then you can embellish your album.
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