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Crayon Transfers

Crayon! This waxy, colorful material is really wonderful to play with for coloring, wax resist, rubbings, and transfer of your drawn images and text. Today we will experiment with some crayon transfer.

You will need:

* crayons

* paper - printer paper works well

* pencil or ball point pen

Prepare your space:

* cover your work area

* have several pieces of paper ready to work with

* have your crayons and pencil/pen within reach

* keep drinking water nearby

* music? light? whatever makes it your ideal creative workspace, do that!

The work:

* fold a piece of paper in half

* using medium pressure, color 1/2 of the paper with crayon. you can overlap your colors, layer colors, do patterns - the most important thing is to get a pretty thick layer of colorful wax on one half of your page.

* fold the paper back in half, and use the pen/cil to draw or write anything you like. Note: if you are writing text, the text will appear backward. thicker lines and filled spaces transfer best!


* experiment with drawing on the back of the crayon side instead of the plain side

* notice the sections where crayon transferred away from the filled sections (ghost print, positive/negative space explorations)

* try using two separate pieces of paper, instead of a folded paper

* incorporate a color lesson (primaries, secondaries, warms, cools, complementaries ...)

Have Fun! Be kind to yourself and each other.

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