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Use use coloring pages and one of these crayon techniques for the next classroom art lesson.

RESIST TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

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

Variation 2:

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

Variation 3:

Draw in the lines with crayon.
Paint the picture with many colors.
The crayon lines can make the photo simpler to paint.
They will minimize edges bleeding into one another.

Variation 4:

This is not a resist however it is an incredible extension from the previous activities.
Paint the image with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to include detail and depth of color.

RUBBING TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Rip off a small piece of paper that is regarding the size of 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 image.
This produces a very soft smooth effect.

Variation 2:

Color an area of the photo with a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can make interesting patterns. Experiment with a part of blank paper first.

Variation 3:

Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to generate a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the picture then rub all of them with your thumb.

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

TRANSPARENT TECHNIQUE

Go on the outline of the picture with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the image thickly with crayon.
If possible use a little part of cotton wool or cloth to polish the image.
Heat through the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and generates a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a small amount of vegetable oil with a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the picture.
The oil can make the picture almost transparent.
Students might be in the oil soaked balls in the paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to review and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture inside a classroom window to create a stained glass effect.