Thursday, October 4, 2012

Crayon Art

Seems as though anyone paying any attention to crafting things, or maybe just Pinterest, has seen the crayon art that is all the rage lately. I've even heard they're selling for big bucks on Etsy. Crazy. But I happened upon a pin from this page that does things a little differently.

My hyperactive brain needed a project, so I decided I had to try it. You can go to her site to get the details on how it's done, but this is what we ended up with:
Aren't they awesome?

I did the blue and green one first, on my own. I'd planned to do two, so after I was finished, I asked the boy if he wanted to help. He was a little skeptical at first, but I let him pick the colors and he gave it a go.

Turns out, he really got into it! We started out by taking turns, but when we got close to the end, he didn't let me have any more turns. He finished it all on his own. My non-crafty boy made art.

And I even ended up liking that one better than the first!

We have this wall where I hang pictures I've taken. I also collect pins from places I've been, and I display them. A couple years ago, I figured out that displaying them on canvas works well, but I'd run out of room on the two canvases I had. So I decided to use our masterpieces as a place for more.

A closer view:

And on this one I also needed a way to add a couple of key chains:
I used a needle and thread and tied them to the canvas. I think it looks a little better than push pins on a cork board, but you can decide for yourself.

What do you think? Have you ever created crayon art? Do you have any other ideas for displaying pins, key chains, or other collectibles from your travels?