Use print coloring pages and one of those crayon approaches for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace on the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work most effectively.
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 within 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 can make the picture easier to paint.
They will stop edges bleeding into each other.
This is not a resist but it is an incredible extension of 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 small note which is regarding the size 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 photo.
This produces a very soft smooth effect.
Color a location of the image using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can cause interesting patterns. Experiment using a bit 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 works well if you are using different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go within the outline of the image with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the photo thickly with crayon.
If possible use a smaller bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the image.
Heat through the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and produces a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a tiny amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the picture.
The oil will make the image almost transparent.
Students may be in the oil soaked balls in a paint tray.
Encourage these to review and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in the classroom window to produce a stained glass effect.