Guys, it is f-f-f-freezing in Chicago. I guess I can't be too annoyed, since it is January and since I made the choice to live here. Not to mention, we've had a fairly mild winter thus far. Ack! I hope I didn't just jinx it. To brighten my seasonal depression blues a bit (the struggle is real), I decided to revisit one of my favorite childhood crafting activities.
I used to spend hours as a kid making masterpieces out of colored pencil shavings. And even though I'm no longer an eight year old crafting fiend, I'm a thirty year old crafting fiend who happens to still find this technique to be quite whimsical and delightful.
Cardstock (regular computer paper will also do the trick)
To start, you'll pick which colors you'd like to use. I decided to go with cool and stormy colors, since my winter vibes inspired this craft. Choose as many colors as your precious heart desires. Once you've selected your colors, you'll use the sharpener to create shavings out of each color and lightly tap them onto the cardstock.
From there, you'll rub the shavings in a circular motion. I use my finger, but a cotton ball or piece of tissue paper also gives it a nice, smooth effect.
Once you're happy with what you've created, cut your cardstock to fit the window of your picture frame and you're done!
Easy, peasy, puddin' and pie. Oh. Em. Gee. PIE!