Washington State crayon art

I was trying to play around and create something different with my GF. I ended up cutting out on my pro model a stencil of WA state with an evergreen tree in there, then glueing some color crayons on the canvas, then using a heat gun to make the crayons melt, then you carefully take the stencil off after its has cooled down. Then you can clean up the edges if need to be!

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Cool technique :sunglasses: and nice work!

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Thanks PrintTOLaser!

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That is a really cool technique! (One caution though…that looks like vinyl, and most vinyl is not safe to cut with a laser. If it is vinyl, I wouldn’t do any more of it, and you might want to clean the interior of the machine very thoroughly to keep it from corroding the metal parts.)

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Thanks for the heads up Jules. I actually was aware that this is vinyl, I’m going to try cutting out of 3M veneer next. Do you think that is a good choice with the stickiness on the 3M?

Also a side note, I just cleaned my Pro model about 5 minutes for the first time! Its all clean now.

The 3M adhesive is REALLY strong, but it should work okay on a canvas. That should allow you to remove it.

That’s what I need! To be able to pull it off with crayons all over it.

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veneer is kinda pricy to use as a a disposable stencil material… I would look at polyurethane or polyethylene adhesive-backed stencil material, such as this stuff:

Don’t do that. Vinyl bad.


That’s the stuff I need huh? Right on man! Thanks for showing me that!

I have not used that particular product, but linked to it because US Cutter sells direct to the public. The very similar stuff I have used came from a trade-only supply house.
Mind you, raw or factory-primed canvas is a difficult substrate to adhere stuff to. Priming with gesso or mod-podge might give you a smoother, less porous surface to work on, and could help keep edges from lifting.

What an interesting method of art work.

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Thank you!