Use use coloring pages and one of the crayon processes for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace within the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work most effectively.
Brush in 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 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 image with a variety of colors.
The crayon lines can make the picture easier to paint.
They stop edges bleeding into each other.
This is not a resist but it’s a fantastic extension with 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 small piece of paper that is about the size of 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 image.
This results in a very soft smooth effect.
Color a location of the picture using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can cause interesting patterns. Experiment having a part of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to make a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the photo after which rub all of them with your thumb.
This is effective if you are using different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go over the outline of the picture with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the image thickly with crayon.
If possible use a little little bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the image.
Heat through the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a little amount of vegetable oil with a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil within the back of the picture.
The oil will make the photo almost transparent.
Students might be in the oil soaked balls in a very paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to review and in the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in the classroom window to create a stained glass effect.