Use print coloring pages then one of these crayon techniques for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace in the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform best.
Brush in the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
The waxed lines will resist the paint and the picture will glow through.
Color the majority of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush within the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw within the lines with crayon.
Paint the picture with a variety of colors.
The crayon lines can make the picture easier to paint.
They will eradicate edges bleeding into the other person.
This is not a resist however it is an excellent extension with the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to provide detail and depth of color.
Rip off a tiny piece of paper which is about the height and width of a matchbox.
Use a crayon to scribble thickly on the paper.
Turn the paper over and utilizing your thumb rub the crayon on to the image.
This produces a very soft smooth effect.
Color a place of the picture which has a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can produce interesting patterns. Experiment which has a bit of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to produce a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the photo and then rub all of them with your thumb.
This is useful if you use different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go on the outline of the photo with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the image thickly with crayon.
If possible use a little piece of cotton wool or cloth to polish the photo.
Heat from the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and results in a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a smaller amount of vegetable oil to your cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the picture.
The oil could make the image almost transparent.
Students might be because of the oil soaked balls in a paint tray.
Encourage these phones check out and in the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the image in a very classroom window to create a stained glass effect.