Use print out coloring pages and one of those crayon methods for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace on the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform most optimally.
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 over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw on the lines with crayon.
Paint the picture with any number of colors.
The crayon lines will make the picture much easier to paint.
They stop edges bleeding into the other.
This is not a resist but it’s an incredible 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 sheet of paper that is in regards to the height and width of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly onto the paper.
Turn the paper over and using your thumb rub the crayon on to the image.
This generates a very soft smooth effect.
Color an area of the photo which has a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can create interesting patterns. Experiment having a piece of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to make a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the photo and then rub them with your thumb.
This is useful the use of 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 smaller piece of cotton wool or cloth to polish the picture.
Heat from the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a tiny amount of vegetable oil to some cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the image.
The oil is likely to make the photo almost transparent.
Students could be because of the oil soaked balls in a very paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to look at and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture in the classroom window to create a stained glass effect.