Mixed Media picture : Wax melting, paint, felt and buttons.

IMG_0218.JPGMixed Media picture : Wax melting, paint, felt and buttons.

IMG_0217How to make.

Level: Easy.

Cost: The cost of a canvas, a bit of felt. A little if you have any old buttons and wax crayons.

Enjoyment: We had Lots of fun making the boys particularly like watching the crayons melt and sticking on the ‘pretty cool’ buttons.

Time: Approx 1 hr.

You will need: 

  • A canvas.
  • Paint.
  • Wax crayons (we just used some old ones we had, that barely get used for colouring now the boys are bigger).
  • Scissors
  • Felt.
  • Buttons.
  • Glue.

To make: 

  1. Paint your canvas with your chosen paint (your background colour) and allowed to dry.
  2. Placed some chosen coloured wax crayons on the canvas, where you want to add extra colour.
  3. Heat the crayons with a hairdryer to melt. This creates a wax like paint effect. (Warning it dries very quick and resets on anything in its path!) You may want to hold the crayons in place with something if you have a powerful hairdryer.
  4. Cut out a felt shape silhouette of your choice. (we did a boat and a turtle).
  5. Stick on to picture.
  6. Place some glue around the edge of your canvas and stick on your buttons.

emmas xxx

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