Use print out coloring pages then one of these crayon techniques for your following classroom art lesson.
Trace in the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform best.
Brush over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint and also the picture will glow through.
Color almost all 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 image with any number of colors.
The crayon lines will make the image much easier to paint.
They will stop edges bleeding into each other.
This is not a resist but it is a fantastic extension in 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 tiny notepad which is concerning the height and width of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly onto the paper.
Turn the paper over and taking advantage of your thumb rub the crayon on to the picture.
This generates a very soft smooth effect.
Color an area of the photo using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can cause interesting patterns. Experiment which has a piece of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to produce a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image and after that rub these with your thumb.
This works well if you utilize 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 smaller part of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat from the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and produces a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a little amount of vegetable oil to some cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the image.
The oil will make the picture almost transparent.
Students might be in the oil soaked balls in the paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to look at and within the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in a classroom window to produce a stained glass effect.