Art Project #41; Wax Resist Watercolors

We made some wax resist watercolor pictures the other day.  We saw the idea on Pinterest and decided to try it out ourselves as part of our 100 Days of Art Challenge.

We've done a few wax resist watercolor paintings in the past but this particular project used the WHOLE picture as a resist.  We were intrigued with the idea and with how the final results looked so we thought we'd give it a try.



Using some heavy duty construction paper and some crayons the boys all drew and colored in a full page picture.




Once they had their picture the way they liked them we crumpled them up into a ball; pressing tightly to assure that there would be wrinkle lines left behind.




We then flattened the paper back out and washed over the whole thing using a single shade of watercolors.



Unfortunately the boys didn't love our results.

Ian was actually upset that the watercolors ruined his picture.

The other two boys were OK with the wrinkles and added paint but were disappointed that they didn't really show up as well as they thought they would.




It's hard when we don't like our completed artwork but I tried to console the boys and I explained that no artist likes EVERYTHING they create.

There is always a learning process involved in art and all we can do is look at how this project came out and try to brainstorm ideas on how to make the project turn out better next time.


Our other art projects:
Project 1: Painting with Hexbugs
Project 2: Tissue paper flowers
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 4: Watercolor compass circles
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 7: Scratch art jellyfish
Project 8: Oil pastel flowers
Project 9: Fingerprint dandelions 
Project 10: Beaded Sun Catchers
Project 11: Bird Crafts and Snacks
Project 12: Color Mixing Butterflies
Project 13: Water Gun Art 
Project 14: Using Watercolor Kits
Project 15: Dragonfly Silhouette Paintings 
Project 16: Painting Pet Rocks
Project 17: Spray Paint Resist 
Project 18: Water Bottle Windsock 
Project 19: Stained Glass Kits 
Project 20: Tin Can Windsock
Project 21: Firework Glue Art
Project 22: Qixel Art
Project 23: Makit Bakit Kits 
Project 24: Wood Burning Project 
Project 25: Making Our Own Raft
Project 26: Spray Painted Canvas
Project 27: Paper Bowl Jellyfish 
Project 28: Tin Foil Art
Proejct 29: Oil Pastel Bubbles
Project 30: Chalk Pastel Paintings 
Project 31: Washi Tape Votive Holders
Project 32: Drip Painted Pots
Project 33: Sun Art 
Project 34: Tissue Paper Transfer
Project 35: Stained Glass Class
Project 36: Visiting the Art Museum 
Project 37: Taking an Art Class
Project 38: Making Minecraft T-shirts
Project 40: How to Draw Books

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