Use print out coloring pages and something of those crayon techniques for the following classroom art lesson.
Trace over 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 and the picture will glow through.
Color most 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 a variety of colors.
The crayon lines can make the picture simpler to paint.
They stop edges bleeding into each other.
This is not a resist but it’s an incredible extension of the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to provide detail and depth of color.
Rip off a little piece of paper that is certainly about 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 produces a very soft smooth effect.
Color a region of the image with a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can make interesting patterns. Experiment which has a little bit of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to produce a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the photo after which rub these with your thumb.
This is useful the use of different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go within the outline of the picture with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the photo thickly with crayon.
If possible use a little little bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and generates a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to your cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the image.
The oil is likely to make the image almost transparent.
Students might be in the oil soaked balls in the paint tray.
Encourage these to go over and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture in a very classroom window to generate a stained glass effect.