Use print coloring pages and something of these crayon techniques for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace within the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work 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 over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw in the lines with crayon.
Paint the photo with numerous colors.
The crayon lines is likely to make the photo much easier to paint.
They will stop edges bleeding into each other.
This is not a resist but it’s a great extension from the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to include detail and depth of color.
Rip off a small piece of paper that’s in regards to the sized a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly onto the paper.
Turn the paper over and using your thumb rub the crayon on to the photo.
This generates a very soft smooth effect.
Color a region of the image having a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can create interesting patterns. Experiment having a little bit of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to create a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the picture and then rub all of them with your thumb.
This is useful the use of different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go within the outline of the picture with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the photo thickly with crayon.
If possible use a little bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat through the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and produces a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a little amount of vegetable oil to your cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the image.
The oil can make the image almost transparent.
Students might be given the oil soaked balls inside a paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to go over and over the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture in a classroom window to make a stained glass effect.