ever wonder what to do with that poor old white crayon? the one that never gets used! Here's an awesome craft that is simple, relaxing & creative.
your white crayon will thank you.
-- materials --
glass of water
-- resist --
get your white crayon ready!
in this project the crayon acts as a resisit, a coating that protects a surface during some sort of process, preventing the watercolor from touching it.
draw a design onto your paper using your crayon.
this may sound odd since you cant really see what you are drawing to well, but with the correct light angle, its easy!
|here is mine up close|
-- watercolor --
once you have completed your design its time for your watercolors.
have your glass of water handy!
i find it helpful to add water over the part of your design you are painting first before applying any watercolor.
this helps the color spread and gives it a more marbled look.
make sure to highly dilute your watercolors.
the wax from the crayon resists the diluted colors better
-- painting --
begin adding your paints to your diluted drawing.
here's where you can create marble affects by adding single drops of color at a time into the water droplets on your design
because we are diluting the colors, they may not be as bright as you would like.
let your watercolors dry a bit then go back and add more colors until desired hue.
if your water runs onto your wax at any point, take a corner of a napkin and let it soak up the access moisture. you can then go over your line again using your crayon.
create, create, create!