Use print out coloring pages and something of those crayon approaches for the following classroom art lesson.
Trace over the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work best.
Brush within 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 in 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 is likely to make the picture much easier to paint.
They will eradicate edges bleeding into one another.
This is not a resist yet it’s a great 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 little piece of paper which is about the sized 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 picture.
This creates a very soft smooth effect.
Color a place 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 piece of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to create a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the picture and then rub these with your thumb.
This is useful 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 small little bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat in the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and produces a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a tiny amount of vegetable oil with a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the image.
The oil is likely to make the picture almost transparent.
Students can be given the oil soaked balls in the paint tray.
Encourage them to check out and within the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture inside a classroom window to create a stained glass effect.