1.08.2013

Snail Mail & Crayons, Part 2

Do any of you make the New Year's Resolution to send out more actual mail... forget the texts, voicemails & tweets- we're talking real mail.  If so, I have the perfect thing for you!  (And even better, you get to receive more mail, too!)

I saw this on Ashley's blog, and I love the idea!

Here are the details:
The first 5 people to comment with their email (and blog address if you have one) will receive from me, sometime in 2013, a suprise gift from me!  I'll pick it out and send it on to ya!  I can't promise when that might happen, but sometime in the next 12 months!  And who doesn't like getting random mail?

The catch?
All 5 of you ladies who comment below must make the same offer on your Blog (or Facebook status if you don't have a blog).

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Snail mail and art go hand-in-hand, right?  Here's the completed project I started on yesterday's entry!

Once we got all the scenes painted (this is going in a travel-themed room, but I've seen people do a bunch of different things!) we lined up the crayons to make sure we had enough.  Luckily, we did, since I was a complete bozo and forgot to buy new crayons!


Gluing the crayons came next.  I decided to leave the papers on the crayons because I didn't like how they looked as much when people removed the wrapper- they looked a bit more blobby, I guess? This was probably the most annoying part because the glue I got kept dripping so I had to shove a screw in the tip of it.  (Sorry, that sounds painful... awkward.)




After that was done, we started with the blowdryer!  Hubby recommended a blowtorch, but that seemed a bit... extreme. 


It took a bit to get them to start melting, but once they started the whole process went really quickly!  The finished product looks like this...





 
Lesson I've learned- if I ever do it again, I'll be sure to actually buy crayons, and I'll use more light colors!
 
Now, who wants a free present?  First five comments gets one- and be sure to pay it forward on your blog/facebook!
 
 

3 comments:

Linny said...

What a cute idea!! I have been wanting to try the crayon art for sometime now, i think you have inspired me!!

Hailey Devine said...

Oooh I love this idea! The taj mahal is my fave. :) Love your blog, keep posting!

xo

Hailey

Jaime Hungry said...

I LOVE your take on the crayon art! It looks so good! I'm terribad at snail mail and know I would never send shiz, but what a fun idea!