School Painting Dyes -
Wax Crayon and Chalk Resist Lesson
You will need
· Wax Crayons
· A Water-based water soluble dye
Use Chalk to draw a thick outline of your picture.
Use wax crayons to colour in your picture between the chalk outlines. Colouring in your picture. Makeup one dark School Dye colour (preferably black). Allow this dark to wash over the entire picture. This will wash away the chalk outlines.
You must make sure that you are using Wax Crayons to make this work. There are a lot of plastic crayons on the market; these will not work.
The Wax Crayons are ideal for quick colourful artworks with FAS School Painting Dyes.
If you can use a thicker water-absorbent cartridge paper as this type of painting will use a lot of water, you need a paper that can cope with this.
Draw a picture with the wax crayons making the lines reasonably thick. In a simple basic design.
Example: 'A is for Apple' and drawing a simple outline of an apple.
Using the wax crayons, colour in any spaces left.
Paint and fill your picture with the School Painting Dye covering the entire picture with bright and vibrant colour.
The School Painting Dye is resisted by the wax crayon areas that you coloured in earlier.
This method also suits designs based on stained glass windows.
Simple yet very colourful and can be completed in minutes.
Watercolour Painting with School Water Dyes
Kids love making colourful crafts, and working with school dyes is colourful, fun, and yet so easy. You can paint simple pictures quickly, and you end up with a very bright watercolour effect.
LEVEL: Pre-school and Primary.
Watercolour painting with school dyes
You will need:
: A school water base dye - or a food dye
: Paper (not too thin)
: Black Marker Pen
: Brushes. (Soft hair watercolour brushes are better): Apron and a cover sheet or newspapers or paper towels
Let’s get started:
First, make sure you have protection on the painting surfaces. Wear old clothing, smocks or aprons.
Start with a straightforward basic outline pencil sketch.
Make sure the outlines are dark enough for the children to paint around.
Pour the dyes into trays and paint pots.
Start to paint in your picture using one brush per colour. Try not to overload your brush. The lighter you paint, the better the watercolour effect, and it will dry much faster.
Once dry, use a black marker to outline the details. It is essential not to use the market before you paint as some markers will react with the dye and spoil the picture.
: You can mix colours, but things can quickly get messy with dirty colours and dirty brushes.
: Thin paper can get over wet and fall apart.
Inspired by Austrian painter Gustav Klimt's Tree of Life
This is quick, colourful and fun. You can paint simple pictures quickly and you end up with a very bright watercolour effect. The black marker adds a interesting but detailed effect to the painting.