Use use coloring pages then one of those crayon methods for the next classroom art lesson.
Trace in the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines work most effectively.
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.
Color a lot of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush on 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 could make the photo easier to paint.
They will stop edges bleeding into each other.
This is not a resist but it is a fantastic extension of 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 smaller notepad that is concerning the size 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.
Color a location of the image using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can create interesting patterns. Experiment with a bit of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to make a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the image and then rub these with your thumb.
This works well if you are using different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go over the outline of the image with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the picture thickly with crayon.
If possible use a smaller little bit of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat from your friction of rubbing melts the crayon and generates a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a little amount of vegetable oil to a cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil within the back of the image.
The oil can make the image almost transparent.
Students may be given the oil soaked balls inside a paint tray.
Encourage these to check out and in the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the picture inside a classroom window to make a stained glass effect.