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Wendy Turner Webster has created this Stag’s Head using only a few materials and tools, and the results are truly stunning! Suitable for crafters of all skill levels, this project is loads of fun and is sure to inspire your autumn crafts.
Use the card to create a stag’s head template. Make sure the head is not too big so there’s plenty of room surrounding it for the melted wax to cover. Use stencil glue or spray to keep the template in place.
Having selected your preferred colours, break the crayons into small pieces and stick them around the edges of the template using PVA glue.
Turn on the hairdryer! Select the hottest setting and direct it at the crayons – about an inch or two away – melting just a few crayons at any one time. I kept my canvas on a flat surface and controlled the direction of the running wax with both the hairdryer and strategic tilting.
The wax hardens/dries very quickly… when you’re happy with the result, lift the template off the canvas and discard.
To make the stag’s head design really stand out, cover the shape with white heavy gesso or wall paste. A teaspoon is a good tool for doing this – use the back of the spoon to create texture and the handle tip to get precision at the tips of the antlers. (I used a broken off piece of comb to create a few swirls.)
Create a border around the Stag’s Head using acrylic drops.