Melted Crayon {Fall Leaves}

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


I have another fun technique to share with you today.
It's so fun and EASY!



To create my leaves I took an xacto knife and shaved off bits of crayon, in the colors that I wanted, directly onto my cardstock.  I used, red, brown, orange, and gold.  My piece of cardstock was on top of some parchment paper on my ironing board.  Once I had shaved as much crayon as I wanted onto the cardstock I covered it with another piece of parchment and ironed it.  You can see through the parchment when all of the colors have melted together.  Remove the heat, wait just a few seconds for the crayon wax to set, and then remove your parchment.  After that you're ready to use it as a background, die cut it, or whatever else you can come up with.





Thanks so much for stopping by.




Cardstock: PTI White, Dark Chocolate
Stamps: PTI First Fruits
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate
Dies: Provo Craft Leaves
Other: PTI Button, PTI Twine, Crayons, Gems

35 comments :

  1. LOVE this idea, Kara, so exactly right for the Trigger this time!

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  2. This is flippin' genius, Kara! It's an absolute winner in my book! Thanks for the reminder about this fun technique which I have never tried! It's used perfectly on your card which I'm pinning to remind me!!

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  3. Well just how fun are you!! This is awesome Kara!

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  4. What a great way to add a different texture & color - love the brown leaves too!

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  5. I love this Cas/ Artsy look - very clever and classy!

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  6. Beautiful! Love your melted crayon leaves.

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  7. Get out! Crayon shavings? How great is this? Beautiful card, beautiful layout, (crayon shavings???) Simply brilliant, lady.

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  8. This is beautiful! Love the melted crayon shavings- awesome idea and the result is phenomenal!

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  9. Oh wow, Kara, your card turned out awesome! Never tried this technique, but it looks like time I did :)

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  10. This is one of those things I've been wanting to try, thanks for proving to me that it works and it's gorgeous!

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  11. Guess I know what I'm going to be doing today...thanks for the great idea! Your card is absolutely beautiful too...I love the colors and yet the stunning simplicity of this card. A real winner! :0)

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  12. Love this card! Beautiful design and that technique is perfect for autumn leaves.

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  13. What a great technique. Your leaves are so pretty. Perfect colors for this time of year. You have enabled me to purchase parchment paper!

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  14. Great creative technique using the crayons! Great layout too. Love this card!

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  15. Beautiful Kara, you rocked the challenges!

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  16. Wow, what a wonderful technique! Your card is gorgeous. Love the addition of the dark chocolate leaves!

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  17. You win! Not only is this a beautiful card, but such an interesting technique...I definitely plan to try this one! You need to pin this to you FIF!

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  18. great inspiration with the crayons. Gorgeous wreath too! Love the dark brown leaves!

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  19. What a gorgeous card and a lovely technique.

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  20. Isn't it great to actually play and have fun while doing something productive? This card is fabulous. Those brown leaves really allow the crayon leaves to shine.

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  21. I think I will try your idea too. Love the card!

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  22. Oh WOW, love all the leaves on your card. This looks great. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

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  23. Love your card! I especially like the use of melted crayons. very cool!

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  24. Wow! You are good you! Love this idea!

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  25. Amazing card. that technique was perfect for your leaves, so creative!

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  26. Awesome!!
    I love those leaves and what a creative technique...
    love it!! :)

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  27. fab card- looks like you had fun making those leaves.

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  28. OMG! I love how you created the colored leaves, Kara. That's genius! Amazing card, too.

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  29. Hey Kara! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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  30. Love the technique and love the result when combined with that deep brown and white.

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