Friday, 21 October 2016

Shenanigans...

...in the studio happen often, and this week's been no exception.

A friend recently posted a melted crayon pumpkin link on my Facebook page and of course, with all that fabulous colour we had to have a go.

Two pale pumpkins (one each for Rochelle and I) and a traditional orange one for John started the fun.  We're not sure whether John was carving or tossing, but it was a riot to watch.


Rochelle went with purples, pinks and blues, white I used a quiet palette of red, blue, yellow, orange and green (subdued, right?).


We were so stoked to be able to stop picking the crayons off the table - they kept slipping in the too-thin glue - that we took a ton of photos. 


We let the glue dry overnight, and then tore after them with a heat gun.


Smashing colour right?  AND we managed to do it without damaging any pumpkins either.


I can't tell you how much fun it is to melt that wax and watch it drool all over the pumpkin.


 And the colour's drooly too.


We placed them on the newel posts outside the front door and they add a great deal to our Halloween decor - in fact, they're the ONLY decor right now.


John's pumpkin, carved completely around, will join them as soon as he finds an LED light for it.


 We think they look pretty splashy,


and we're considering having another go 'round.  


Of course, I blame it all on the girl - she started the whole thing with some pumpkin painting for her work, and now we're having trouble stopping!



25 comments:

  1. What a great idea!!!! Love the blue one.

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    1. We had so much fun, Sue - what a great way to play.

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  2. Fabulous artsy pumpkins ! Love the melted crayons :) Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyxx

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    1. I couldn't possibly tell you how much fun it was to watch those crayons melt, Shirley...it should have been illegal! :D Hope you have a terrific weekend waaaaaaaaaay over there in Ontario! xo

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  3. I love your smiling faces as you played with pumpkins. I can only imagine the thrill of watching the crayons melts and drip. My vote goes to Rochelle for her harmonious choice of colours.
    All around fabulous!

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    1. It was a blast, Alice, and I love Rochelle's too - colour harmony in living crayon!

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  4. What will you show us next? always something fun happening in your studio - you are an inspiration to all of us!

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    1. There are just so many ways to wig out on colour, aren't there Val? How could we possibly stop?! And thanks for the inspiration comment - it works both ways.

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  5. Who would have thought that pumpkins could be, well, so artsy! I love them and know for sure that you were going to get a lot of comments from the adults who are shepherding their children around on Halloween night! Applause!! Applause!! And, as always, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such kind words! My husband and I are now traveling on the road full time and it's often difficult to get good internet connections where we are, so thank you for understanding my absence from time to time.

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    1. It's amazing, right Kay? I'm pretty sure that ANYTHING can be turned into mixed media fodder! And it's fabulous that you're travelling around the country - what a fabulous trip you're having, and all that inspiration for more arting adventures. :D

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  6. Wow, what gorgeous colours! I love the way the tendrils of wax are flying off your pumpkin, Win. And why *wouldn't* you have another go? There are so many colours schemes that just have to be tried out ;)

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    1. I was not surprised at how fast the pumpkins melted with the heat gun, but at how quickly they dried, Tracy, to the point that some of them dried even before molding around the pumpkin! And I agree about the colour schemes, and did you know that Crayola has a box of 96 different colours? Wow! The possibilities!

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  7. What fun! Love all those dripping colors not to mention John's carved pumpkin!

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    1. I'm looking forward to what our artist playdate will provide, Laura - I suspect colour will never be the same! :D

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  8. omgosh!! How fun Win!! I LOVE those crayon pumpkins!! What an absolutely fabulous and clever idea!!! What type of glue did you use? and how many boxes of crayons did you have to raid? heeheee I have a tin of them around here somewhere!!
    Thanks for always sharing such colorful and uplifting posts- they make my day!
    Jackie xoxo
    ps, John carved a pretty cool pumpkin himself!!

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    1. Aren't they fun, Jackie? I think some friends and I will have another go this week. I had three boxes of crayons, but we raided only two for these, so I've got lots more to go. How good is that?! And yes, John had fun with his pumpkin - being originally from Britain it's not something he grew up with - so he was stretching his creative muscles! xo

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  9. Oh wow, what a fun idea! My son used to have tons of these cheap crayons but I threw them away years ago! When will I learn not to do that?

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    1. It makes me laugh, the number of times I wonder WHY I threw that/gave it away...but if I hadn't, the tipping point into hoarder would have been long ago surpassed. Thankfully, they're inexpensive, as are the pumpkins. :D

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  10. SWOON! I now have to go get me some crayons! Grin Wonderful, Wonderful project!!

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  11. When I get a post from you Win - it always delights and truly makes my day. This one was so cute!! LOVE your pumpkins and LOVE you!! Happy HARVEST! Xj.

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    1. We certainly enjoyed ourselves, Joi - like kids in a candy shop! :D xo

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  12. That is just too cool I may be forced to run out and buy a white pumpkin against my will...delightful.

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    1. Ha! I can just imagine what you'd do with it, Deann - get those crayons out and ROCK it! :D

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