Use listing coloring pages and one of these crayon processes for your next classroom art lesson.
Trace within the photocopied picture outline with crayon.
Thick lines perform best.
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 almost all of the picture with crayon. Leave some areas white.
Brush over the whole page with thin paint. Only use one color.
Draw over the lines with crayon.
Paint the photo with many colors.
The crayon lines could make the image much easier to paint.
They will stop edges bleeding into one another.
This is not a resist however it is a great extension of the previous activities.
Paint the photo with watercolors.
When the paint is dry, use crayons to add detail and depth of color.
Rip off a tiny notepad that’s about the sized 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 picture.
This results in a very soft smooth effect.
Color a location of the photo using a textured object placed underneath.
Sandpaper, string, crumpled paper, bricks, bark, leaves, signs and rocks can create interesting patterns. Experiment with a part of blank paper first.
Use grated pieces or shavings of crayon to create a swirling effect.
Sprinkle the crayon on to the photo then rub them with your thumb.
This works well if you are using different colors together.
It makes effective animal fur, storm clouds or grass.
Go on the outline of the picture with black crayon.
Color the remainder of the photo thickly with crayon.
If possible use a smaller part of cotton wool or cloth to polish the image.
Heat in the friction of rubbing melts the crayon and generates a smooth shiny effect.
Apply a small amount of vegetable oil to your cotton wool ball.
Gently rub the oil over the back of the photo.
The oil will make the image almost transparent.
Students may be in the oil soaked balls inside a paint tray.
Encourage the crooks to go over and within the picture to spread the oil.
Hang the photo in the classroom window to make a stained glass effect.