Wednesday, November 18, 2009

You color my world...

I love this project!! so simple, no stamping, easy peasy and fun too!

Here's a cute idea for the kids in your life. You'll need a silicone baking tray- don't spend $10 on a wilton brand unless you have to have a particular design because you won't want to use it on cookies after melting wax in it! I went to Target and found some cute silicone baking trays in their "Dollar spot" near the front entrance. I picked up a snowflake tray and a Christmas tree tray (each only $2.50 and 6 sections to make 6 crayons at a time in either tray)
You'll also need some broken crayons (or new crayons... it'll just up the price of the project)

simply break up some crayons... toss them in the silicone tray and heat them about 5-10 minutes at 350 degrees (basically just till the crayons are all melted down). I used a couple shades of each color for interest in the crayons. Somehow I forgot to add a second blue to my blue snowflake crayon so it's the only one without variety but it is still cute!

After you remove the tray from the oven... let it sit for several hours or overnight till the wax is fully hardened. Pop the crayons out and you're ready to color! If you're not in the coloring mood you can continue on to the next steps and pretty them up for gift giving.

You'll need a ziploc sandwich bag. Zip those crayons up and create a bag topper. I used Desert Sand cardstock cut to 6 1/4 inches by 4 inches. Fold in half. Cut patterned paper in a nice bright color to 5 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches - adhere to the Desert sand cardstock.

Next : I printed the "you color my world" title using a Close To My Heart Font CD. The solid letters are CTMH Stumlin' Along and the outline text is printed with CTMH Alpha Power. FUN FONTS!! I love the fonts on our CDs.
I colored the "color" with a variety of Copic markers (BG72 Ice Cream, B24 Sky, G24 Willow, R08 Vermillion, Y08 Acid Yellow, and V04 Lilac)
If you're interested in what fonts are found on either of the two font CDs we carry click here. When you follow that link you can click on either CD to see the fonts included. My only disappointment in the CD I purchased is that I misplaced it for a year before installing the fonts! I find myself using it more and more all the time!


Priemer Family said...

Traci...I love it!! Wouldn't they be cute in the shape of "chocolates"?!

Tonia said...

Great idea Traci! I think I will try it with my cousin's little girl.

Dawn said...

Cute! Cute! Cute! Thanks for posting such a fun idea!