Use listing coloring pages and something of these crayon techniques for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace on the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform best.
Brush within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint and 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 on the lines with crayon.
Paint the image with a variety of colors.
The crayon lines can make the photo much easier to paint.
They will stop edges bleeding into the other.
This is not a resist but it is a fantastic 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 smaller small note that is certainly about the height and width of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on top of the paper.
Turn the paper over and taking advantage of your thumb rub the crayon on to the photo.
This generates a very soft smooth effect.
Color an area of the photo having a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can cause interesting patterns. Experiment with a bit of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to produce a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image after which rub them with your thumb.
This is effective if you use different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go within 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 picture.
Heat in the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a smaller amount of vegetable oil with a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the photo.
The oil could make the picture almost transparent.
Students could be because of the oil soaked balls in a very paint tray.
Encourage these to check out and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the image in a classroom window to produce a stained glass effect.