Helpful hints for this crayon resist technique:
* if you are working with watercolor (or any other wet media) directly in your journal you might want to put some waxed paper under the page to keep the moisture from seeping thru.
* if the crayon is not resisting the watercolor to your satisfaction check a few things: press down hard with the crayon, be sure the paper is thick enough (it does work best on watercolor paper)
*another trick to try - after the crayon has been applied dampen the paper first with clean water before applying the actual watercolor sometimes this will help the "resist"
*try contrasting colors! try a colored crayon that is basically light in shade, then apply a dark, contrasting watercolor
* this technique also works with walnut ink which will respond the same way as the watercolor when applied over crayon
*this technique also works with oil pastels instead of crayon
I have gotten such nice feedback from freinds and former students who are using the videos as a reminder of what we have played with in classes. Allison G. and Katie L. suggested I add the writing prompt to the video, so it is included in this crayon resist tutorial. Any other suggestions are appreciated!
7/24/2012 11:59:11 pm
Video tutorial is a ultimate resource of the media.I like the blog post to read.Thanks a lot for the blog post.
2/16/2011 03:01:59 am
Hi Judith! Nice work on the second tutorial. I learned this technique a long time ago in a waterclor class and kind of forgot how much fun it is. Thanks for reminding me. Oh, the Taos class sounds fun this spring. You know how I love it there!! I'll be waiting to hear the date!
3/12/2011 10:41:46 am
Hi....my name is Anne...you are friends with my sister Kathe Simons. She told me about your art blog and I think it's just awesome!!! I live in a assistant home facility and we are always looking for new art projects the residents can partake in......your ideas look like a lot of fun!!! Please continue to blog more art ideas to share....the art teacher here rund out of ideas at times. Your blog could open up a lot of fun things we could try out. Thanks!! Sincerely, Anne
8/13/2012 05:58:10 pm
Great! This is a interesting read. It's a very useful and informative information for me.
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