Use print coloring pages then one of these crayon processes for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace in the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work best.
Brush on the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint and also the picture will glow through.
Color most of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush in the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw in the lines with crayon.
Paint the photo with many colors.
The crayon lines can make the picture simpler to paint.
They will eradicate edges bleeding into the other.
This is not a resist but it is a great extension in the previous activities.
Paint the image with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to incorporate detail and depth of color.
Rip off a smaller 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 image.
This generates a very soft smooth effect.
Color an area of the image using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can cause interesting patterns. Experiment having a bit of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to produce a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the picture after which rub them with your thumb.
This works well the use of different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go in the outline of the image with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the photo thickly with crayon.
If possible use a tiny little bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the image.
Heat from the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil on the back of the photo.
The oil will make the image almost transparent.
Students might be because of the oil soaked balls in a paint tray.
Encourage them to check out and in the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in the classroom window to make a stained glass effect.