Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Black & White
I was recently asked to make a panda crayon that was black and white. I've tried many times in the past to incorporate different colors onto one crayons. I would melt one crayon and drip the wax onto another crayon, think candle dipping. But as soon as I start carving the new layer would just pop off. The 2 colors never quite "fuse" together. This was a fun request and I really wanted to make a 2 color crayon.
I played around with a few different methods and found one that works. I used an inlay-like process to incorporate the 2 colors. This is the test crayon, I'm currently working on the final crayon for the client. I'm very excited about this new process... so many new possibility! I think images with bold graphics would work best.
A close-up of Mr. Panda.