Crayon Resist with Watercolors

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May 222012

I was struggling to come up with a project tonight, surfing Pinterest, when I came across a pin describing using white crayon and watercolor paint. The pin directed me to this post on a site I hadn’t seen before: Alisa Burke – which I’m now going to delve into because it seems really interesting and full of creative ideas – and after reading it I went straight for my materials.

This was a really fun project – first the quiet concentration of drawing the design, then the fun of flooding the paint onto the paper and watching the design come to life. It reminded me of those activity books I had as a child where you scribbled on a blank page and a picture appeared. What a nice way to spend a windy, rainy evening.

The scan turned out terrible – I left the painting on the drawing pad and that plus the not-so-great scanner did a number on it, but you get the idea.