Sugar Skull Coloring Page

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Use print out coloring pages the other of these crayon methods for your next classroom art lesson.

RESIST TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Trace over the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform most optimally.
Brush within 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.

Variation 2:

Color the majority of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.

Variation 3:

Draw in the lines with crayon.
Paint the image with many colors.
The crayon lines could make the picture easier to paint.

They stop edges bleeding into the other.

Variation 4:

This is not a resist but it’s a fantastic extension in the previous activities.
Paint the picture with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to add detail and depth of color.

RUBBING TECHNIQUES

Variation 1:

Rip off a little sheet of paper that is regarding the height and width of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly to the paper.
Turn the paper over and using your thumb rub the crayon on to the picture.
This results in a very soft smooth effect.

Variation 2:

Color a place of the picture using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can create interesting patterns. Experiment which has a part of blank paper first.

Variation 3:

Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to make a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image after which rub all of them with your thumb.

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

TRANSPARENT TECHNIQUE

Go over the outline of the image 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 picture.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a tiny amount of vegetable oil to your cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the picture.
The oil could make the photo almost transparent.
Students may be in the oil soaked balls in a paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to go over and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in a very classroom window to generate a stained glass effect.