Use print coloring pages and something of these crayon techniques for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace in the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work best.
Brush on 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 a lot of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw in the lines with crayon.
Paint the image with numerous colors.
The crayon lines will make the image better to paint.
They will minimize edges bleeding into the other.
This is not a resist but it’s a fantastic extension from the previous activities.
Paint the image with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to provide detail and depth of color.
Rip off a small piece of paper which is about the height and width of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on top of the paper.
Turn the paper over and utilizing your thumb rub the crayon on to the picture.
This produces a very soft smooth effect.
Color an area of the picture with a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can produce interesting patterns. Experiment using a bit of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to generate a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image after which rub them your thumb.
This is effective if you use 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 photo thickly with crayon.
If possible use a small part of cotton wool or cloth to polish the picture.
Heat from the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and generates a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a little amount of vegetable oil with a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil within the back of the photo.
The oil can make the picture almost transparent.
Students might be due to the oil soaked balls inside a paint tray.
Encourage these phones review and within the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in the classroom window to generate a stained glass effect.