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Use print out coloring pages then one of those crayon methods for your next classroom art lesson.

RESIST TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Trace over 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 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 within the lines with crayon.
Paint the image with a variety of colors.
The crayon lines will make the picture much easier to paint.

They stop edges bleeding into one another.

Variation 4:

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

RUBBING TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Rip off a little piece of paper which is in regards to the size a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on the paper.
Turn the paper over and taking advantage of your thumb rub the crayon on to the picture.
This produces a very soft smooth effect.

Variation 2:

Color a location of the image using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can make interesting patterns. Experiment with a little bit of blank paper first.

Variation 3:

Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to produce a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image and then rub them your thumb.

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

TRANSPARENT TECHNIQUE

Go on the outline of the photo with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the picture thickly with crayon.
If possible use a small bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the image.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a little amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the photo.
The oil is likely to make the photo almost transparent.
Students may be because of the oil soaked balls in a very paint tray.
Encourage them to review and within the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in a classroom window to generate a stained glass effect.

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