2 Jun 2009
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Imprint - 9 x 12 inch Journal Quilt.  This was created using a melted crayon printing technique. It was part of a Permission 2 Play class at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, taught by Virginia Gregory.  Metallic crayon shavings melted in an electric skillet, printed onto black fabric, free motion quilted, embellished with metal leaves.

LuAnn Kessi

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13Dandelions wrote
on 4 Jun 2009 1:37 PM

I love this piece! Please clarify - You say the crayon shavings were melted and then printed onto black fabric. I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "printed". Did you apply the melted crayon directly onto the fabric? How?

It looks great. I really like the  shimmer quality.

LuAnnKessi wrote
on 4 Jun 2009 2:06 PM

Hi SunniH.......I use an electric skillet.  When the skillet is turned off, I place a piece of aluminum foil in the bottom, then I shave off pieces of metallic crayon onto the foil.  Then I turn the skillet on to 220 degrees, no more or the crayon will smoke when heated.  As soon as the crayon liquifies, turn off the skillet.  Place a piece of black fabric on top of the melted crayon in the skillet.  It only takes a few seconds for the crayon to soak into the fabric, then lift it off.  It cools in a few seconds.  You can leave the crayon print as it is........or if you want a softer hand to the fabric iron it (put newspapers on the bottom, lay the print on top, place foil on top and iron directly on top of the foil).  The fabric will now be soft and pliable, you will barely feel the crayon on the fabric.  Tulle is wonderful to embellish the pies with, as well as hot fix crystals, etc.

If you go to my blog

You will find a few different melted crayon pieces that have been done in a Permission 2 Play class I am involved with.

There are several different tutorials for other techniques that are fun too!

Guess I need to do a melted crayon tutorial if there is enough interest.

Bye For Now,

LuAnn in Oregon



LuAnnKessi wrote
on 4 Jun 2009 2:10 PM

Just Me Again,

There is a much better image of the Crayon Tree on my blog:


I learned this technique from Virginia Gregory of Oregon.