Use print coloring pages and something of these crayon methods for the next classroom art lesson.
Trace in the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work best.
Brush over 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 almost all of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw on the lines with crayon.
Paint the picture with numerous colors.
The crayon lines will make the picture simpler to paint.
They will minimize edges bleeding into the other person.
This is not a resist however 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 little sheet of paper that is concerning the size of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on the paper.
Turn the paper over and using your thumb rub the crayon on to the picture.
This generates 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 produce a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the picture then rub them with your thumb.
This is useful if you are using different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go over the outline of the photo with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the picture thickly with crayon.
If possible use a little bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat from the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a tiny amount of vegetable oil with a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the photo.
The oil can make the photo almost transparent.
Students may be due to the oil soaked balls in the paint tray.
Encourage these to go over and on the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the image inside a classroom window to make a stained glass effect.