Resist art is wonderful for artists of all ages. From toddlers to adults, it is simple and fun to do. We have used tape, oil, White-out and cardboard to make resist art in the past, but crayon resist I think may be my favorite to do.
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These crayon resist hearts are perfect for Valentine’s Day and could easily be made into homemade cards.
What you will need:
Newspaper or Drop Clothe
Cookie Cutters (optional)
Directions: Lay down a piece of newspaper or a drop cloth. Bleeding tissue projects can get messy.
Cut a piece of watercolor paper in half. Draw hearts or a Valentine’s message on the paper using a white crayon. We used cookie cutters for our hearts and scribbled inside of them to add extra resist designs.
Tear the bleeding tissue paper into small pieces. Pick bright colors. I have found that the lighter colors do not show up very well. Fill a spray bottle with water and then spray your paper well with the water. Lay down your tissue pieces all over the damp paper. Overlap and layer the tissue.
Use the spray bottle again and generously spray your tissue pieces.
Let your project dry completely.
Once the tissue paper is dry, remove the pieces and throw them away and reveal the beautiful colors underneath. If you are left with blank spots or would like to add more color variations, you can add another layer of tissue and duplicate the process. You can also try layering one color at a time. Play around with it and see which technique works best for you.
I love how beautifully these came out. I hope that you do too.
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