Mix 20 drops of food color with two cups of water. Repeat in five different jars to make 5 different shades of similar colors. Soak the sticks in the food coloring for one hour, flipping or removing half way through.
Color intensity will vary depending on the water/ food coloring ratio. Experimenting and blending colors is a good thing! You may even want to double dip some sticks to get more color varieties.
Squeeze an extra heavy line of Glue along the bottom of the canvas. Now add sticks in an uneven line.
Now add a second round of Glue and add more sticks, staggering slightly repeat, in the same form.
Dry overnight, and don’t forget the sides. The more variations in color, the more elegant the final results. Hang and enjoy!