Colored pencils can be used for art in more ways than one could imagine. After scanning google for colored pencil sculptures, I have been inspired to try and make one myself. Some of my inspiration is displayed below.
These images have simply been copied directly from google images, the original artists are unknown.
At my house, I already have a big bag of old and broken colored pencils that have not been used in years. To finally put them to use, I have decided to attempt casting the pencils in a clear resin. The colors of the pencils will show through every side of the casting, giving it a bright colorful feel when viewed. The clear matrix of hardened resin should give the sculpture an elegant aesthetic as well.
Earlier this week, I did a small trial run to make sure my mold technique would work. It turned out to me more of a learning experience than intended. With my small mold, I filled it with the resin, and attempted to place the pencil pieces where I desired. It turns out that the pencils are less dense than the resin and they floated to the top. Currently I am back at the drawing board to figure out how to make the pencils stay where I want them.