Hey there creatives Rita Barakat here! I get so excited about mixed media projects and this one is especially fun because of the way it came about! Grab your Paper Crafter Crayons, Gesso and Gelatos® and come back!
OK first of all, I was thinking of a project to make and sharpening my Paper Crafter Crayons when I thought I am wasting the crayons. So I decided to put them on my art journal page...
I had several colors going and decided to melt them with my mini iron.
I know it doesn't look like much at first, but sometimes that's how mixed media is - messy and unpredictable. You just have to enjoy the process and keep working it.
I grabbed a Blueberry Gelato® and drew around the outside, at this point I am thinking it can't hurt right?
I used a wet paintbrush to spread the color around. The melted Paper Crafter Crayons do make a solid hard surface that resists the Gelatos®. (These aren't your kids crayons!) Once I filled in any empty areas I did work the melted areas a bit more until I liked how it looked, it goes back to a solid state super quick! Then I decided to dip a paper cup in gesso and makes some circles- it was a perfect finishing touch! If you don't have Paper Crafter Crayons you should give them a try in your next mixed media project and if you do have them you have to try this technique!
Paper Crafters Crayons
Rita Barakat Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® and freelances for a variety of manufacturers
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