Tuesday, March 06, 2012

creativity with crayons!

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Think crayons are for kids? Think again! There are all sorts of great ways to use a box of crayons in your art- here are a few ideas...

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Go back to the days of coloring books and use them fill your drawings with color-

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Use them to create a resist with watercolors.
Start by using a white crayon to draw on a blank page.


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Paint over the top of the designs with watercolors


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and watch your designs come to life!

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Tip-
While your paint is still wet, press it onto another page and make a light print- its what I call a 2 for 1 deal!

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It makes a great background for journaling!

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Go wild with abstraction and scribbles!

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Fill the page with colorful scribbles.

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Use watercolors to fill in the white space.
Tip- use paper as a background for journaling, cut it up and use in collage projects, scan and use in digital projects or doodle over the top...


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Use crayons to create colorful rubs. Rub over surfaces with texture.

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Use in backgrounds for mixed media projects.


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Use crayons to explore patterns.


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Tip-
Layer colors on top of each other to create the look of blending.

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Use a colorful crayon to journal over the top of watercolor backgrounds.

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Never underestimate just how far you can go with simple art supplies!

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