Crayon Scratch Art Project #1
- Construction paper (white)
- Crayons (Crayola brand works best)
- Black tempera paint (acrylic works, but will stain)
- Rinse water for paintbrush
|Begin with your white construction paper. Using the crayons, color a design of any sort. Bright colors will show up best.|
|Be sure to fill in all of the empy paper. Any space that is not filled with crayon, will stay black when you are attempting to scratch off the paint in a later step.|
|After you have colored the entire page, use the black paint to completely cover the page.|
|It may be necessary to paint a second layer of paint after the first is dry. You do not want any color to show through the paint.|
Wait for the paint to dry completly. If you do not, the paper will tear when you begin to scratch.
Using a toothpick, begin to draw a picture. Simply draw with the toothpick as you would with a pencil.
Begin your drawing as a simple line drawing without filling in any shapes (see above). Then scratch away larger areas (as shown on right).
And that all there is to it!