White Crayon and Watercolors {Craft Challenge, Day 70}


After yesterday’s playing with crayons and watercolors, I couldn’t resist doing another variation of that technique. This is a classic for kids but it’s fun for adults, too, because it’s like writing a secret message to yourself. Playing with white crayons and watercolors is like sending a secret message.

Working with White Crayon and Watercolors

Here again all you need is a crayon and a piece of cardstock or heavy paper — both white in this case — and some watercolor paints. white crayon drawing

Draw or write on the paper with the white crayon. If you look at it just right, you can see a bit of what I wrote and drew. As you’ll see from mine being a bit of a fail, you need to press pretty hard. You could also try doing this with an oil pastel if you have some.

As you’ll see from mine being a bit of a fail, you need to press pretty hard. You could also try doing this with an oil pastel if you have some. watercolor paint on white crayon

Use the watercolor to paint the paper. I had four colors in the palette I was using, so I used them all. I loved the blue, so I repeated it. white crayon and watercolor art

You can’t completely see it in the pictures, but I wrote the word love, drew some hearts and made some scribbles.

Again, to make yours better than mine, use a fatter crayon, press down harder and/or make thicker marks.

In person it’s still kind of faint, but I like it anyway.

Have you ever tried this technique? It’s a fun way to send a secret message to your child, too, if you can get them to paint over your work.

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