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Holi Radha Krishna Art

Inspired by Instagram: @desimeetsdesign


Holi is an ancient Hindu tradition and also one of the most popular festivals in Hinduism. It celebrates the eternal and divine love of god Radha Krishna so it seemed just perfect to create this canvas as a family.


Materials


You’ll need the big box of crayons for this project with different colours.


An A3 canvas is used here, but this project is easily scalable to any sized base.


Keep your hot glue handy, and the hairdryer. Pro tip: If opting for the hairdryer as a melting tool, use the diffuser attachment to further focus the hot air and have a bit more control over your art.


Supplies

  • Stencil of Radha Krishna

  • Gold Acrylic Paint

  • Sponge for the paint

  • Crayons

  • Stanley knife

  • Blank canvas

  • Masking Tape

  • Hot glue gun

  • Hair Dryer


Paint the stencil


Stick the stencil down using masking tape and use the sponge to paint on the gold acrylic.


Remove the stencil and allow the paint to dry.






Lay Out Your Crayons


Arrange the crayons along one edge of the canvas. Keep in mind that colors placed next to each other will likely mix when melting, so it may be best to align colors that are analogous, rather than complementary. We removed the labels from the crayons before arranging them.


Tweak your pattern until you're completely satisfied with your design; you won't be able to rearrange the crayons once they're glued onto the canvas.






Glue the Crayons Down


Using a line of hot glue per stick, adhere the crayons to the canvas. It’s best to work in groups of two to three crayons at once.


Cover the gold painting with masking tape before you start melting the crayons so that the melted wax does not go onto the gold painted part.





Melt the Crayons


Prop the canvas upright - I was holing this. Using the hairdryer, blow hot air at one section of crayons at a time. Focus the heat at the top edge of the row, allowing the wax to melt and drip from the top of each stick.


Once you’ve achieved the desired amount of dripping color, allow the artwork to cool completely in its slanted position.


The wax cools relatively quickly and will completely set in less than an hour. Carefully lift off the masking tape and display.




Have a go! x

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