Tuesday, August 17, 2010
My latest commission for the Orr's. This was my first time working with Razzle Dazzle Rose. It's a very fluorescent color, almost impossible to photograph well. I had to do some major color manipulation in Photoshop to tone it down. The wax was also very soft and got gummy/sticky when heated by my hands. It's been VERY HOT in Seattle. Every couple of minutes I had to quench my hands in ice cold water to keep the temp down when I'm carving. I usually work late nights when it's this hot.
This is my new crayon base. I like the proportions much better than my old bases. Before shipping my crayons to their new homes I will usually do a fitting first. You can see wax residue in the holes.
The bottom is lined with felt, an extra little touch. :)
This is how the crayons are packed for shipping. They are fitted into "foam coffins" and bubble wrapped then bubble-wrapped coffin is suspended in packing peanuts. This method has been greatly successful, I've shipped worldwide and none have broken! *knock on virtual wood*