Use use coloring pages then one of those crayon methods for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace in the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work most effectively.
Brush within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint along with the picture will glow through.
Color almost all of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush on the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw within the lines with crayon.
Paint the image with any number of colors.
The crayon lines will make the image much easier to paint.
They stop edges bleeding into each other.
This is not a resist but it is an incredible extension with the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to include detail and depth of color.
Rip off a little small note that’s about the height and width of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly onto the paper.
Turn the paper over and taking advantage of your thumb rub the crayon on to the picture.
This creates a very soft smooth effect.
Color a region of the photo using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can make interesting patterns. Experiment having 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 these with your thumb.
This is useful the use of different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go on the outline of the photo with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the image thickly with crayon.
If possible use a tiny bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat through the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a little amount of vegetable oil with a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the image.
The oil can make the image almost transparent.
Students can be in the oil soaked balls in a very paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to review and in the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in a classroom window to generate a stained glass effect.