We needed some wall art for our church nursery so I offered to do a crayon flooding piece. I did the crayon flooding a little bit differently this time than last time I did crayon flooding so I thought I would photograph and share the steps here.
I started with a 16x 20 canvas – these routinely go on sale at Michael’s 5 for $15 and when they do I buy a pack – it’s a great price and I love these large canvases!
I decided to hand hold the crayons for the crayon flooding – it gave me more control and I didn’t have the hassle of trying to get the crayons to stay at the top of the canvas.
I lined my colors up in the order I wanted them to appear on the canvas and then just picked up the crayon as I was ready to use it.
Holding the crayon with one hand and the heat gun in the other I was able to control the stream of wax by moving the direction of hot air and changing how the crayon was tilted.
The difference in the long wax pieces, the thicker wax pieces and the more 3-D wax pieces is all controlled by the direction and proximity of the heat gun and crayon.
The above picture was my original creation for the church nursery wall art, but I decided it wasn’t quite to my liking and so I layered it with several other colors – and forgot to photograph the final piece!
Fun, easy and inexpensive!