Use use coloring pages and one of the crayon approaches for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace within the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform best.
Brush in the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint and the picture will glow through.
Color a lot of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw in the lines with crayon.
Paint the photo with a variety of colors.
The crayon lines will make the picture better to paint.
They will eradicate edges bleeding into each other.
This is not a resist but it’s an incredible extension with the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to incorporate detail and depth of color.
Rip off a small piece of paper that is about the size a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly onto the paper.
Turn the paper over and ultizing your thumb rub the crayon on to the picture.
This creates a very soft smooth effect.
Color an area of the photo having a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can produce interesting patterns. Experiment which has a piece of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to create a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the photo then rub them your thumb.
This works well 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 image thickly with crayon.
If possible use a tiny piece of cotton wool or cloth to polish the image.
Heat in the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and generates a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a little amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the picture.
The oil can make the picture almost transparent.
Students may be because of the oil soaked balls in the paint tray.
Encourage them to go over and in the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in the classroom window to create a stained glass effect.