Another DaisyYellow.com tangent. This one is called Beach Umbrella. It was to create stripes on the page to journal inside of.
The idea was to work with Neocolors, however, I don’t own any of these, nor could I find any today when I was out looking. C’est la vie.
So, I improvised. 🙂
I used crayons. But I grated & melted them instead of coloring & painting. It worked. Sort of.
In case you are wondering about the process, I have a few pictures. I unfortunately forgot to take any pictures while I was ironing the wax, but you can take a look at my other melted wax post for more info.
I taped off the book with painter’s masking tape that was torn lengthwise so that it would have a fun edge. Then I grated the crayons, trying to keep the individual colors contained between the lines.
Then I ironed the grated crayons under a sheet of wax paper. Unfortunately, this meant that the masking tape ALSO got ironed, which caused a couple of tears, but overall it worked well. Nothing a spot or two of glue couldn’t fix.
After I had the crayon like I wanted it, I peeled the tape off.
I actually preferred it before the tape was peeled off. I may need to do another melted crayon page with stripes. 🙂
It was a risk using wax crayons, as they don’t like to let other things adhere to the page, but I hoped that the tape would keep it from absorbing into the paper. Fortunately, it appears to have worked!
I decided that I wanted to put song lyrics inside, but what song? It’s a fairly colorful page (for me) so it needed to be a fun song. I was going through a pinboard I have that is all lyrics, and came across “I May Be Crazy” by Billy Joel. It just seemed to fit.
Now if I could just get the wax to stop flaking off…