Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Wax Resist Painting

I have been meaning to try this for some time now. You need paper, water colors (water and food coloring works too), a white wax candle, and a paint brush.

First, rub the candle on the paper and then paint with the water color.
It's a pretty cool effect..... Dylan got frustrated right away. In hindsight, I should have used a white crayon rather than a wax candle since the candle was too awkward to hold. He ended up writing "zoo" with the candle and just using it at the top of his picture. Then he just went on drawing.....

Nathan gave the candle a try, but then decided to make "Monster Houses" instead.

I am going to try this again with crayon and write secret messages to the boys. I think that will be a big hit.

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