Use use coloring pages then one of the crayon methods for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace over the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform best.
Brush on 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 a lot of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush in the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw in the lines with crayon.
Paint the picture with a variety of colors.
The crayon lines will make the photo much easier to paint.
They will minimize edges bleeding into the other person.
This is not a resist yet it’s an incredible extension in the previous activities.
Paint the image with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to incorporate detail and depth of color.
Rip off a tiny small note that’s concerning the height and width of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on the paper.
Turn the paper over and ultizing your thumb rub the crayon on to the image.
This creates a very soft smooth effect.
Color a region 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 bit of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to produce a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image and then rub them 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 photo with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the picture thickly with crayon.
If possible use a little part of cotton wool or cloth to polish the picture.
Heat through the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a tiny amount of vegetable oil with a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the picture.
The oil could make the photo almost transparent.
Students might be given the oil soaked balls inside a paint tray.
Encourage them to review and on the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in a very classroom window to produce a stained glass effect.