“I Get to Crumple my Art Work? ” Creating the Cracked Wax Effect !

Yes, your students will truly get to crumple this one.   Taken from the one of the entries of Usborne’s Book of Art Ideas:


1. Get a strong card stock paper or probably water color paper.  And draw a flower in a pot. Or flower/flowers in a vase.  Use  wax crayons, craypas  or oil pastels.  Try to fill in every space with bold strokes.

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2. Crumple, yes crumple!  Please make sure you don’t tear the paper.

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3. Flatten the paper and using dark poster paint, cover the entire paper.  Fill every crease with paint.Distressed Flower5

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4. Rinse the front and back with water. Make all the water drip and let it dry.  After drying, if your work has many wrinkles, you may iron it in between 2 papers.

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You may spray some flowery cologne on the petals for added effect:) .

5. You can use cardboard to make a DIY frame or purchase a cheap frame with glass from National Book Store or home sections of department store.

Happy Crumpling:)

2 Corinthians 2:15 Our lives are a Christ-like fragrance rising up to God…….

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