I use crayons for a crayon resist. They can be very good if they use the crayons heavily and mix them well. You can see them on my website. 2003, art 1, illuminations. It must have a space left around the crayon. Use a thick black marker when doing the design and then transfer to white paper by making a line on both sides of the marker line. this will create a double line and thereby a space between shapes. color the shapes with thick crayon and then paint the line with a lightly watered down tempera. The paint will resist the wax and go into the shapes causing a stained glass effect.
San Jose, CA
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From: robin phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 10:50:25 AM
Subject: [teacherartexchange] resist method
Once again asking for help and picking your brains! I have done resist
paintings in the past, but I never have much success. I always seem to need
to blot off the india ink or watered down tempera or watercolor because it
covers the other media too completely. I have used oil pastel and colored
pencil as the media to be covered. The students are instructed to press
hard and leave space between the areas of color. Is the choice of paper
Any light that can be shed on this will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance, you always come through!
Robin in PA