This coloring technique has been one of my favorites since I was a child. The way it works is that the wax/oil and water don’t mix so when you go over the crayon with your watercolor, you’ll still be able to see the design you colored with the crayon.
You can experiment with different crayon colors but my favorite is white. I’ve also used watercolor pencils but you can use any watercolor you like.
The coloring page is from Color My Moods Garden Mandalas available on Amazon http://amzn.to/1VG5rms or Gumroad: https://gum.co/wrBlN.
For this demo, I tried coloring straight from the coloring book but I made sure that I had couple of cardstock underneath to prevent water from seeping through the next page. It can work but if you’re able to print on watercolor paper, that would be best.
Watercolor or watercolor pencils
Step 1: Create your design with the white crayon. Remember, this would “resist” the watercolor and the area will remain white.
Step 2: Use your watercolor and paint over the entire space.
In my case, I used watercolor pencils to color the area (you will feel the wax from the crayon and you can color around it). Wet with the brush pen.
Step 3: Watch the magic happens! You’ll see your crayon design appear.
You only need very little water. It’s best to start with just a damp brush versus risk soaking your page.
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