Color by Number Books for Adults

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Use listing coloring pages and something of the crayon methods for your next classroom art lesson.

RESIST TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Trace within the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform most optimally.
Brush on the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint and the picture will glow through.

Variation 2:

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

Variation 3:

Draw over the lines with crayon.
Paint the picture with a variety of colors.
The crayon lines is likely to make the image easier to paint.

They stop edges bleeding into the other.

Variation 4:

This is not a resist yet it’s a fantastic extension of the previous activities.
Paint the picture with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to include detail and depth of color.

RUBBING TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Rip off a smaller piece of paper which is concerning the size a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on top of the paper.
Turn the paper over and using your thumb rub the crayon on to the picture.
This produces a very soft smooth effect.

Variation 2:

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

Variation 3:

Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to make a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the photo then rub these with your thumb.

This is effective if you utilize different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.

TRANSPARENT TECHNIQUE

Go in the outline of the photo with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the image thickly with crayon.
If possible use a tiny part of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat from the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a little amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the picture.
The oil could make the photo almost transparent.
Students may be in the oil soaked balls inside a paint tray.
Encourage these phones go over and in the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the image in a classroom window to produce a stained glass effect.