Use print out coloring pages and something of those crayon techniques for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace on the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work best.
Brush on the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint as well as the picture will glow through.
Color the majority of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw within the lines with crayon.
Paint the photo with any number of colors.
The crayon lines is likely to make the photo better to paint.
They will stop edges bleeding into one another.
This is not a resist yet it’s a great extension in the previous activities.
Paint the image with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to add detail and depth of color.
Rip off a small small note that’s about the height and width of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on the paper.
Turn the paper over and utilizing your thumb rub the crayon on to the image.
This generates a very soft smooth effect.
Color an area of the picture using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can create interesting patterns. Experiment which has a part of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to create a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the photo and after that rub these with your thumb.
This is successful if you use different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go on the outline of the image with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the picture thickly with crayon.
If possible use a small part of cotton wool or cloth to polish the picture.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and produces a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the picture.
The oil is likely to make the image almost transparent.
Students could be given the oil soaked balls in the paint tray.
Encourage these to check out and in the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the image in the classroom window to make a stained glass effect.