Use use coloring pages then one of these crayon techniques for your 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 and the picture will glow through.
Color a lot of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush on 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 will make the image simpler to paint.
They stop edges bleeding into each other.
This is not a resist but it’s a fantastic extension from the previous activities.
Paint the picture with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to add detail and depth of color.
Rip off a little small note that is in regards to the size a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on 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 picture having a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can create interesting patterns. Experiment with 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 picture and then rub them with your thumb.
This is effective if you utilize different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go in the outline of the photo with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the picture thickly with crayon.
If possible use a small part of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a tiny amount of vegetable oil to your cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the picture.
The oil will make the photo almost transparent.
Students might be because of the oil soaked balls inside a paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to look at and in the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in a very classroom window to make a stained glass effect.