Use print out coloring pages then one of such crayon techniques for your next 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 and also the picture will glow through.
Color almost all 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 photo with many colors.
The crayon lines will make the image simpler to paint.
They stop edges bleeding into one another.
This is not a resist however it is a fantastic extension in 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 tiny small note that’s about the size a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly to the paper.
Turn the paper over and using your thumb rub the crayon on to the image.
This results in a very soft smooth effect.
Color a region of the image 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 generate a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the picture after which rub them your thumb.
This is useful if you use different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go in the outline of the image with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the image thickly with crayon.
If possible use a smaller part of cotton wool or cloth to polish the picture.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and produces a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a tiny amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the image.
The oil could make the image almost transparent.
Students could be given the oil soaked balls in a very paint tray.
Encourage these phones check out and in the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture in a classroom window to generate a stained glass effect.