Use use coloring pages and one of those crayon techniques for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace on the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform best.
Brush in 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 over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw on the lines with crayon.
Paint the image with a variety of colors.
The crayon lines can make the picture simpler to paint.
They stop edges bleeding into the other person.
This is not a resist but it is an incredible extension in the previous activities.
Paint the image with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to add detail and depth of color.
Rip off a smaller sheet of paper that’s concerning the height and width of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly to the paper.
Turn the paper over and taking advantage of your thumb rub the crayon on to the photo.
This produces a very soft smooth effect.
Color a place of the image having a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can produce interesting patterns. Experiment having a little bit of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to generate a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the picture then rub them your thumb.
This is useful if you use different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go within the outline of the picture with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the image thickly with crayon.
If possible use a little piece of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat through the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and produces a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a tiny amount of vegetable oil to some cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil within the back of the photo.
The oil will make the picture almost transparent.
Students can be given the oil soaked balls in a very paint tray.
Encourage them to check out and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture in a very classroom window to create a stained glass effect.