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