Use print out coloring pages and something of the crayon approaches for the next classroom art lesson.
Trace on the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work best.
Brush in the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint as well as the picture will glow through.
Color most of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw within the lines with crayon.
Paint the picture with any number of colors.
The crayon lines could make the image easier to paint.
They will stop edges bleeding into the other.
This is not a resist yet it’s a great extension with the previous activities.
Paint the picture with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to incorporate detail and depth of color.
Rip off a tiny small note that’s about the sized a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly to the paper.
Turn the paper over and taking advantage of your thumb rub the crayon on to the photo.
This results in a very soft smooth effect.
Color a region of the image using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can make interesting patterns. Experiment having a part of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to make a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image then rub them with your thumb.
This is successful if you use different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go over the outline of the image with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the photo thickly with crayon.
If possible use a little bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the picture.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a little amount of vegetable oil to some cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil within the back of the picture.
The oil is likely to make the image almost transparent.
Students may be given the oil soaked balls in a paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to go over and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the image in a very classroom window to generate a stained glass effect.