Thursday, 24 January 2013

wax crayon etching

9 and 10 year olds.

Multi layered crayon etching.

The children put layers of wax crayon on the page, beginning with the lightest/ brightest colours. Each colour was to cover the page completely. There is just the right amount of wax crayon to apply. Too much and it chips off. Not enough and the final results are dull.

They put a clean white page over top of the coloured page and drew a jungle scene using pencil. When it was turned over, the image had picked up the crayon and it was a mirror image.

The children returned to the crayoned page and proceeded to remove chosen sections, which exposed the first layer of wax crayon. Some children removed the negative spaces which was very striking.

They wrapped their favourite picture around a cardboard cylinder.

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