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Crayon Etching

Extract from Let's Make Some Great Art • By Marion Deuchars • Published by Laurence King

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15 mins

Scratch Art
Scratch coloured lines out of paint covered wax. It's called Scratch Art or Crayon Etching and gives brilliant results.

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Let's Make Some Great Art by Laurence King Publishing.

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  • How to create art / a model. Crayon Etching - Step 1
    Step 1

    Draw a border about 1cm thick around edge of white card.

  • How to create art / a model. Crayon Etching - Step 2
    Step 2

    Rub your wax crayons all over the card leaving no white spaces. You can use any combination of colours. Make it nice and thick.
    Rub away surplus wax with kitchen paper.

  • How to create art / a model. Crayon Etching - Step 3
    Step 3

    Once covered, paint over your wax crayon with black poster paint (or acrylic or gouache). Colour evenly. Paint should be quite thick but not lumpy.

  • How to create art / a model. Crayon Etching - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once the paint had dried, (you can use a hairdryer to speed up the process!) then scrape your pattern on the paint with a hard pencil or stick to reveal the wax colours beneath.

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