Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thursday 13 – Color Me Silly


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Last Sunday, I read 3 posts about crayons


so I had an incredible urge to color


but not in a coloring book.


I took an 18" by 24" pre-stretched canvas,


big, kindergarten crayons


and colored.


I used my embossing heater to do some melting,


used Mod Podge to attach crayon wrappers


and cover the whole canvas


to make it shiny


and seal it all together.


Now I feel better.









55 comments:

  1. you color a whole lot cooler than i do....i like the melted pieces...nice layering...i like to color...

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  2. That looks great - and sounds like excellent therapy :-)

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  3. My brain is failing me but isn't there a special term for "painting with wax"? This is a delightful and whimsical piece, by the way!

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  4. I never use crayons but I do pastel drawings and paintings ! Lovely colors !

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  5. And I feel better having seen this colorful, cheerful creation. I do love your creativity.

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  6. Wow! Those are some great drawings!!

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  7. Brian Miller: It was fun watching the crayons melt. They look very watery.

    anthonynorth: I really did feel much better afterwards.

    5thsister: It’s called “encaustic.” (I had to look it up because my brain has not had enough caffine yet.)

    Gattina: I have always loved crayons, especially when I want to feel rebellious.

    Jeanie: Thank-you for getting some pleasure from it. I like that.

    Danielle; Thanks for your appreciation.

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  8. I love it. Now I want to color. I love those swirls and how the crayon paper is part of the picture.

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  9. Oh I love your pictures. Good job!

    Have a great Thursday!
    http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/08/happy-19-us-women-we-do-matter/

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  10. Well it is certainly beautiful Nessa! You are so creative!
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  11. colleen: The papers and the melting of the wax were my favorites.

    I am Harriet: Thank-you very much.

    Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades: Your royal compliment is much appreciated. 

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  12. What a cool and creative picture! I like the heating idea to melt the crayon strokes and make it shiny.

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  13. Ohhhhhhh MAN! Luz and I are SO gonna be copy cats on this!!! I am going up to Michaels MONDAY to buy some canvas! YES I AM!!! YOU are a bloomin' GENIUS! I have been looking forward to this post all week long! THANK YOU!!! :)

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  14. Oh. Did I mention I LOVE your project? :)

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  15. Pat: Chasing the little bits of crayons around the canvas was fun (the embossing melter thingy has a fan in it.)


    Melli: You know I was thinking of you and Luz.

    Journeywoman: It was lots. I’m going to do blindfolded finger painting next.

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  16. How fun and colorful. You doodle well. :)

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  17. What a wonderful piece of art you created! I love it! Happy Thursday.

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  18. This is way cool! I want one of these for my classroom! (Of course, I'd have to get a classroom!)

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  19. Cool. It's the story of art in progress.

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  20. I will have to show my girls this post. Even teenagers (and moms) like to color every now and then.
    Great idea. Happy T13!

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  21. Indrani: I am trying to add more pizzazz to my life.

    Thom: I was using my noodle.

    Holly: Your kind words are making it happier.

    quilly: You got it!

    Alice Audrey: Performance story telling.


    Adelle Laudan: Even us grandmas when no grand kids are around.

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  22. This was all quite beautiful. I wouldn't mind wearing some of this. I love the randomness of this crayon art. You are quite talented...alive.

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  23. Wow - that is incredable!! You did a great job!!

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  24. I've been doing quite a bit of free-form coloring lately. My daughter is really into coloring right now. She calls it, "yaya".

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  25. wow - this is fantastic - glad you let us see how it developed - really beautiful - wish i could paint like this...

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  26. My coloring is very amateurish compared to yours. I love the final product, and I bet it was good stress relief :)

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  27. this was a great way to share your creative process. and i like the result :)

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  28. OMG! You simply MUST see Lambkin modeling "Nessa's Designer Shirts for Kids" ... Tom and Icy, you have captured the essence of super-chic in 53 seconds !!

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  29. A lovely and unique Thursday 13. It looks like great therapy for whenlife feels too busy, too seerious, too adult.

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  30. K: I wonder how talented I’ll be when I’m dead. :)

    Together We Save: I am glad you liked it.

    Unknown Mami: You show us some of your ya-ya.

    Claudia: I think you could. You should give it a go.

    Shelley Munro: Especially when I broke the crayons. That was always a favorite part of the experience.

    Juliana: I did keep forgetting to take the pictures in between the steps.

    Tom & Icy: Lambkin looks really good in the swirly colors.

    karen a.: Tom & Icy are amazing regardless of the fashion.

    Nara Malone: I am not fond of most of adulthood so I try to avoid it whenever possible.

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  31. Nothing like crayons to bring out the joyful kid in you!

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  32. Nothing like crayons to bring out the joyful kid in you!

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  33. I sure do love what you created here!

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  34. wow...now why can't i do that...love that you took photos of all the steps. definitely a fun masterpiece.

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  35. These are beautiful. You are very creative. Thank you for sharing

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  36. That turns out beautiful, and fun looking too..

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  37. i have the urge to do that kind of thing on and off. it's great stress relief. now, go look up symbols online and see what your subconscious was trying to communicate to you!

    snarky
    www.snidecommentary.com

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  38. I love to color and I don't care who realizes that I'm still 10 years old mentally.
    This is another facet of the insane mind behind Cheesemeister, BTW. I decided to break this one out today!

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  39. secret agent woman: I’m going to do things like this more often.

    Arts Web Show said: It was. I forgot a whole hour of the “real” world.


    Sandy Carlson: Thanks so much.


    Shelle: You can do that. I even held the crayon in my fist like a two year old.

    Eden: Thank-you.

    Mumsy: I am glad you stopped by to look.

    Lil Ms Snarky: I may not want to know what my subconscious has to say;)

    Doll Mistress: Different disguises are a fun thing. Very mysterious.

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  40. Wowww... this looked delightfully refreshing!!! LOVELY!

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  41. kavisionz: Refreshing is a good thing. Thanks.

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  42. Awesome T13!! I have my own big 64 count box of crayons with the sharpener :)

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  43. jill conyers: That box is like a treasure chest.

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  44. excellentttt!!! if i were a teacher right now i'd tell you to post it at some exhibition!

    My T-13

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  45. Very creative - that came out awesome!

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  46. I love this artwork! It looks like so much fun. Wo-ho, and what an interesting method. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week ahead :)

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  47. Divaa Divine: I am becoming more comfortable with exhibiting myself.

    Sue: I was happy with the process and the outcome.

    Rosidah Abidin: The playing part was the best part.

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  48. Nessa that is an awesome work of art I love it! The little wrappers is genius just like a childs would turn out!

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  49. Bloggin' with Amanda: The wrappers were a favorite part for me, too.

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