Thursday, 27 October 2016

Once is good...

so twice must be even better, right?

We had so much fun playing with melted crayons and pumpkins, that it was time to share the experience.

Eileen Gidman


and Laura Leeder arrived in the studio this week to join in the slippery fun.


Using heavier gel medium to secure the crayons this time meant there was less slippage and a faster adherence time.  



 We secured the crayons, had a cup of tea and then tore into it with the heat gun.


Colour is, of course, the best part of it all.


Laura's pumpkin looks as though a painter hit the top with a palette knife - so cool!  We're not sure how that happened.


 I'm loving the southwest colours on Eileen's piece!


 It was a fabulous morning,

and great fun to play with my two local artist friends.


My quirky little monochromatic orange and yellow one has joined the rest of them on the front porch now, like some alien without a face.


I hope you're enjoying the season with as much colour!  Post a link to your Halloween fun in the comments below...I'd love to check them out.

26 comments:

  1. Ooooh.. WHAT FUN! Great post, Great project, thanks for sharing your awesome-ness with all of us!

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    1. It sure was, Lynne - it's a must-try play time!

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  2. Hmm - none of you look dirty - how did you manage that? The only time I played with crayons and heat I had burnt fingers and wax on my apron - I am so glad I wore it - lol. Lots of fun and lovely colour!

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    1. Maybe we were moving at supersonic speed, Val - totally in the zone? We did manage to keep surprisingly clean, didn't we?!

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    2. I had the same question!
      And there is Laura wearing a gorgeous scarf - I'd be afraid to!

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    3. Truly cannot imagine how we all made it out unscathed!

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  3. I love the pumpkins, what a fabulous idea to melt the crayons, the colours are gorgeous. It's raining and about 2 degrees here, not ready for it yet! It will go back up to 15 this weekend :) Take care, Shirleyxx

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    1. We monsooning here too, Shirley, so playing with pumpkins in the studio was the best thing to be doing. Happy weekend in your hot sun, my friend! xo

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  4. What a fun idea ! Great result too !
    Corrie x

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    1. Oh we had fun, Corrie...all the juicy, melting colour!

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  5. These are so fun, I wonder if you went through the bottom emptied it out and carved a face in the pumpkin before doing the crayons how that would look... You know me I'm big on faces.

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    1. I was thinking that too, Deann - the sight of all those 'tendrils' hanging down just had my mind racing. We may have to try this a third time! :D

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  6. Good times!
    Laura is in my spot and Eileen in Meg's - YIPPEE!
    They both made excellent pumpkins - I think Laura did use a palette knife - see there Eileen was using one!
    I roared when I saw yours - buy a white pumpkin to make it orange - you're one of a kind Win! xox

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    1. I was thinking the same thing, Alice! And I LOVE their pumpkins; they were supposed to be using the palette knives to adhere the gel medium to the crayons, but there could have been some cheating there! I had a good laugh at my result too - something about the shape made it imperative it go orange. :D

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  7. This looks like so much fun! Good idea to use a heavier gel. What a great day spent with artist friends! I treasure those days as well

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    1. Truly, I value the time shared in the studio immensely, Kimberley - since creation is usually done alone, it doubles and triples the pleasure when shared!

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  8. You know, I might just have to try this! I wonder if it works with an apple LOL!

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    1. Oh, I think you'd better get a case of them, then Zsuzsa! :D

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    1. It sure was, Roz - wish you could have been here to play!

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  10. You had so much fun you went round again - with friends! Sharing the skills makes it even better. I'm sure I could do this in the summer here just by leaving the pumpkins in the garden on a 40+ day :) Must give it a try...

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    1. I roared with laughter at the thought of those melting crayons in your 40+ summer heat, Tracy - it would work WAY too well, I think. :D

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  11. Omgosh I just have to do this!!! Gorgeous gorgeous you crafty,artsy,colorful lady and friends!! xoxo

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    1. Oh, Jackie - you do, you do!!! It's so much fun and a great kick-start to fire all those creative neurons! xo

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  12. Well that was absolute fun Win! I love how all 3 of us chose uniquely different color palettes and created some pretty cool patterns on our pumpkins. Thanks again, enjoy your weekend!

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    1. So much fun, Laura, that I'm considering getting a shipload of crayons to melt over the house - wouldn't that be FUN?!!

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