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Exploring Crayon and Dye Resist Art: Simple Techniques for Vibrant Masterpieces

Exploring Crayon and Dye Art: Simple Techniques for Vibrant Masterpieces
Exploring Crayon and Dye Art: Simple Techniques for Vibrant Masterpieces

EZI Dye and Crayon Resist Art Lesson:


Heres a bright idea: Crayon and Dye! This technique is all about exploring the exciting blend of crayon and dye to craft beautiful and vibrant images.


In this lesson, students will get hands-on with 5 Star Painting dyes, wax crayons and their creative imaginations to produce unique, dynamic artwork. The best part? This method works for any subject matter, and you'll be amazed at how the most straightforward designs can turn into something truly extraordinary.


You will need: 5 Star EZI Dye or Liquid Dye
You will need: 5 Star EZI Dye or Liquid Dye

Materials Needed:

  • Wax Crayons (or oil pastels)

  • 5 Star EZI Dye (Ready Made) or Liquid Dye

  • Cartridge Paper

  • Soft Brush or Sponge

Let's Get Started:

Step 1: Black Crayon Outlines: Begin by using Black wax crayons to draw the outline of your chosen picture on the cartridge paper. Opt for thick crayon lines that are clear and well-defined.

Begin by using Black wax crayons to draw the outline of your chosen picture on the cartridge paper.
Begin by using Black wax crayons to draw the outline of your chosen picture on the cartridge paper.


Step 2: Crayon Colouring: Grab your Wax Crayons and start colouring within the outlines. Make sure to apply a heavy layer of crayon, extending it right up to the edge of the black outlines. Ensure that no paper is visible through the crayon layer. Be cautious not to go over the chalk lines. Get creative by blending different colours together to add depth and dimension to your artwork.

Grab your Wax Crayons and start colouring within the outlines
Grab your Wax Crayons and start colouring within the outlines


Step 3: Applying Dye: Time to add the dramatic flair! Take your soft brush or sponge and gently wash the dye over your artwork. Notice how the crayon lines resist the dye, forming outlines for the areas covered in crayon. Some dye will also cling to the crayon, enhancing the character of the image. If you find excessive dye on the crayon, simply dab it away using a paper towel to maintain the desired effect.


TIP: Keep it very simple. Simple, bold designs work best.


The final result.  The dye offers extra bling to make the flower stand out
The final result. The dye offers extra bling to make the flower stand out


Conclusion: Crayon and Painting Dye art is an enchanting technique that transforms your creative ideas into mesmerising visuals. Through this process, you've not only explored the synergy between different mediums but also learned how to add depth and character to your artwork.


Remember, the simplest designs can often yield the most striking results.


Share and enjoy,

Tony Parker


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