Art Techniques

Crayon and Paint Art Technique

It's fascinating to see how crayon and paint mix together to make a most unusual texture. Try this crayon and paint art technique and create a new visual experience.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Drawing paper
  • Crayons
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paintbrush


Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper. Draw a beach scene on a piece of paper using crayons.

Step 2: Lightly color in the blue sky, the light brown sand, and the bright beach towels and umbrellas.

Step 3: Now recolor the picture using watercolor paints. Use blue paint over the blue crayon, light brown paint over the light brown crayon, and the same paint colors over the bright beach towels and umbrellas. Let the paint dry.

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