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Melted Paper Crafter Crayon Embellishments

Hello! Dana Tatar here today sharing another project as a Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Guest Designer. I picked up a piece of cherry wood from a hobby shop and cut that piece into several tags. I like working with wood for the great texture, but also for the strength. I added several wet mediums and heat to this tag and I didn't have to worry about curled edges.

Step One: Apply color to a background stamp using a Stamper's Big Brush Pen and stamp the image onto the wood tag. Note: I used a Walnut Brown 177 Stamper's Big Brush Pen.

Step Two: Add color to the tag with Gelatos® by applying dry Gelatos® directly to the tag. Blend the Gelatos® color around the tag with water. Note: I used Banana, Acqua Dolce and Squid Ink Gelatos® from the NEW 50's Diner Designer Colors collection.

Step Three: Seal the tag with a coat of Glaze.

Step Four: Stamp and cut several butterflies from a piece of clear packaging or acetate. Tip: Apply a coat of clear gesso to both sides of the clear packaging to provide surface "tooth," which will ensure that ink and melted crayons will stick to the butterflies.

Step Five: Using a craft knife, cut small pieces from several Paper Crafter CrayonsTM and glue to a piece of heavy chipboard. Note: Gluing the crayons to a piece of chipboard helps hold the crayons in place while melting and provides a safe place to hold the crayons while keeping your hand protected from the heat during the melting process.

Step Six: Using a heat gun, melt the crayons onto a non-stick craft mat. Note: A hair dryer works well for gently melting the crayons, but will not provide the heat necessary to produce a large pool of melted crayons needed for this project.

Step Seven: Once there is a nice pool of melted crayon on the craft mat, quickly dip the butterflies into the hot melted crayons. Tip: Use tweezers to carefully lift the butterflies from the melted crayons. The crayons cool quite quickly. Gently reheat the crayons with a heat gun to keep the crayons at a workable temperature.

Step Eight: Glue the butterflies to the tag and embellish to finish.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I have inspired you. If you'd like to see more of my work before my next post, please stop by my blog, They Call Me Tatar Salad.

Gelatos® Designer Colors - 50's Diner (#770163)
Stamper's Big Brush 3ct. - Neutral (#770054)
Paper Crafters CrayonsTM - Blue/Green (#770521)
Paper Crafters CrayonsTM - Red/Yellow (#770520)
Glaze (#770304)

Dana Tatar I am a stay-at-home mom currently living in Florida with my husband and two daughters. I started paper crafting about 6 years ago and have expanded from scrapbooking and now create a little of everything, including cards, tags, ATCs, arches and small gift and home decor items. I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture.

I'm an active blogger and I like to share my tips and ideas. When I'm not creating art, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family and basset hound.


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Julie Tucker-Wolek

This is amazing Dana!!! LOVING how you used the crayons... the butterflies are GORGEOUS!!


Sounds like fun. And you end up with a beautiful tag. thanks.

Jean Marmo

I want to try this! Very clever to glue the crayons to avoid burned fingers!


Love these techniques! I will have to try this - love the wood tags :) Great stamps too btw (wink wink)!!

Beth Williams

I love this-I have to give it a try!

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