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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Melted CrayonTechnique Used for a Background #2

I used Ice Cream Parlor Designer Series Paper & Quick Accents Pack from the Sale-a-Bration Brochure, item #122242.  It was a perfect match for the accenting of these two cards plus the cards I showcased yesterday on my blog.

For the Melted Crayon Technique, I am going to recommend that you use a craft iron or an iron that does not have steam and is specifically used for crafts.  The one I have is very small (less than 5") and has a non-stick plate.  I do not recommend this technique for children as the iron gets very hot and we are working with melted crayons that are also hot.   Be very careful when doing this technique and do not leave your iron unattended.

Have a piece of Glossy White Card Stock cut to your desired size. 
Place it on a larger piece of foil.  (set mine on a large bread board.
Heat your iron.
Hold the iron so that the plate is facing upward.
Run your crayon over the plate of the iron.  It will melt immediately.
Do the same with the next color (2 or 3 colors is great).
Now turn the iron over so that it is in the normal position and go over the glossy white card stock.
(apply some pressure and move quickly --- remember this is paper and it can scorch or overheat).
Repeat if needed.   Both cards above, I did twice to cover the complete area.
Unplugged iron, and immediately clean the plate with a damp paper towel.
Allow iron and card to cool completely.
Once card is cooled, decorate as desired.

I love the effect this technique gives.  What do you think?

Stampin' Up! does carry Glossy White Card Stock, item #102599 (25 sheets to a pkg ... $5.95)

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1 comment:

Janet said...

A great technique and thank you for sharing it with us. I think I might need a different iron though before I have a go!

Janet xx

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