Hard Color by Number Printables

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Use print out coloring pages and one of those crayon processes for the following classroom art lesson.

RESIST TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Trace within 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 along with the picture will glow through.

Variation 2:

Color most of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.

Variation 3:

Draw in the lines with crayon.
Paint the image with numerous colors.
The crayon lines can make the picture simpler to paint.

They stop edges bleeding into one another.

Variation 4:

This is not a resist but it is a fantastic extension with the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to add detail and depth of color.

RUBBING TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Rip off a small small note that is in regards to the size of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on the paper.
Turn the paper over and using your thumb rub the crayon on to the image.
This generates a very soft smooth effect.

Variation 2:

Color a place of the picture which has a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can produce interesting patterns. Experiment having a part of blank paper first.

Variation 3:

Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to produce a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the picture then rub them with your thumb.

This works well if you are using different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.

TRANSPARENT TECHNIQUE

Go within the outline of the picture with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the photo thickly with crayon.
If possible use a smaller little bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the image.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and creates a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the picture.
The oil will make the picture almost transparent.
Students can be given the oil soaked balls in a paint tray.
Encourage these to look at and in the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the image in a classroom window to produce a stained glass effect.