Here is another resist I was experimenting with yesterday. It is wax crayon on newspaper.
Using a reference photo I drew a zebra directly on newspaper using the stock pages.
It was hard to see so I added some lines in fine sharpie.
You then take a white crayon and color in where ever you want it to stay white.
Using black tempera I then painted over the crayon. With newspaper you don't want to over saturate it with water/paint as it will just tear on you.
I added some darker areas using a small brush with a black acrylic or you could use ink just to have some more contrast in the details.
To add some interest in the frame I added some strips of newspaper which I glued down and then trimmed.
I then glued down the resist.
I also finished another giraffe. I was trying a glue resist for this sample. I painted a undercoat in a light tan/yellow using tempera or wc.
When it dried I added the pattern of the print using regular white school glue.
Set aside to dry flat.
Then painted a coat of darker brown on top.
The glue resists the paint and the pattern shows up like this. Sorry I didn't complete the picture but when I'm developing projects for next year I'm just trying out as many ideas as I can.
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Great work xReplyDelete
We'll do it too!
You always have such GREAT projects. Such a successful use of resist. Thanks!!ReplyDelete
That awesome. I love this project.ReplyDelete
this was such a neat idea and the turnout is beautiful.ReplyDelete
You are just the best, Gail! I visit here a lot, and every time I do, you have come up with something awesome once again.ReplyDelete
Wow, that zebra is fantastic. Your creativity is really amazing. If only I had had a teacher like you when I was at school...ReplyDelete
Hi, So for some reason, the black tempera is not resisting the white wax crayon. Is there a particular brand you use that works best?ReplyDelete
Hey Joslyn, you are using puck tempera right not liquid...the liquid would be too thick, you want it a bit watery. The only other thing I can think of is that the crayon isn't strong enough, white oil pastel will resist for sure, wax crayons can be iffy depending on brand and usually only aloow for a few passes of the paint brush before losing their resist effectiveness, my reccommendation would be to go over your crayon with white pastel and then I think they will turn out fine.ReplyDelete
Lovely lesson! My students are enjoying it and I will post on my blog with credit and kudos to you! Thank you!ReplyDelete