Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Gingersnap Creations wax challenge

Do you have a favorite art thing?

I'm a diehard crayon lover. I admit it, they were my
first love, and I still use them often, almost every
piece has a little scribbling, a little waxy distressing.

So you KNOW I was all over the latest Gingersnap
Creations
Spicy Supply Challenge--WAX!



The icy silver rick rack is outlined on either side
with Pennywise Arts iridescent bubble beads--Pennywise
is hosting this round of challenges at Gingersnap, and
providing some fun prizes.



You know those old warming trays they used to use at
parties, for appetizers and such? The kind that plug
in, and the top gets pretty hot? If you have one, and
haven't tried this, it is SO much fun--just set your paper
on top of the hot warming tray, and color with crayons.
They get all melty and blendy, which is how I did the
background for this tag. It was going to be a skinny,
and it is skinny size--3x5--except I'm all about Christmas
right now, so it turned into an ornament tag, and the
icicles at the bottom, they just kind of happened . . .

18 comments:

Cath Wilson said...

Wonderful background and a great idea! Works for those who are lucky enough to have a hot plate on their cookers, too. I never liked crayons but I love this idea. Thank you x

1CardCreator said...

Wow, that is beautiful!

Jingle said...

Beautiful tag!

Marjie Kemper said...

This is so very pretty and I just can't get over how you made it. I have one of those hot plates tucked away in my basement. Might have to give it a go!

Suze Bain said...

Love this Trisha. Great waxy background and beautiful embellishments. Xx

Netty said...

Smashing background and a lovely ornament Trisha, x

Rachelxx said...

Love it! Just need tim to play now!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Pretty darn cool. I'm going to have to break out the crayons ;-)

trisha too said...

YES! Crayons for everyone!

You all can come to my house--I have plenty to share, and at least 5 warming trays . . .

Shar said...

Fabulous! Love that icicle fringe!

Shelly Schmidt said...

How fun is this??? I love the idea of melting crayons for a background. Your tag ornament is wonderful!

Sandi said...

Gorgeous! You reminded me of discovering the wonder of melted crayon...3rd grade, girls washroom, steam radiator. Skipped the paper LOL Oh didn`t miss the punishment though!

trisha too said...

Ooooh, I'll bet that was one pretty radiater!! LOL!!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is a great look! That warming tray idea is such a good one,

Lucy x

Pendra said...

Wow, I don't think I ever colored this good! Love the icicles, great touch!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, it's a wonderful creation, love the icicles.

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm going to have to break out the crayons and give this a try! Sounds fun. Love the icicles! too cool!!!(oops did I say that! ha)
hugs Lynn

Sharon said...

Wow Trisha very effective - love the icicles and snowflakes!