Painting With Wax Crayons

I've seen gorgeous pictures which look like paintings using crayons only(?). There are likely other techniques used, but I'm not aware what they are. I would love to know how this is done. Does anyone know where I can find instructions or a book on this? Thanks in advance for any help.

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April 22, 20100 found this helpful

Take a plain colored card paper - preferably white or some other very pale color. You could also use strong paper, as long as it can absorb paint without becoming too moist.

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2Get your wax crayons out. Arrange the colors that you'll use for picture:

Light colored crayons are the best choice as they will stand out the most against the black.

Avoid using black, brown and navy blue altogether. They will not stand out against the black paint background.

3Decide on your design or illustration. Perhaps sketch it out with an erasable pencil first, which you can then trace over with the crayons.4Draw the picture. Using the wax crayons, draw your picture, design or cartoon. If you want, you can even just write a message - great for a party or a sign.5Paint with black. After doing the crayon work, give a wash of black paint over the whole picture. The black paint color will not stick to the drawing done in wax crayons. Your picture, design or words should stand out boldly,you might find books in library.good luck.

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April 23, 20100 found this helpful

Hi there, I think the technique you are describing is known as 'encaustic art' where coloured wax is melted and drawn with. I'm sure if you checked Amazon or googled the term, you would be able to find books and e-guides to help you. Good luck!

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