Crayon Resist Shamrock
Even though we’re not Irish, we still enjoy celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day. If you only know about the leprechauns and pots of gold, you don’t know the whole story! Check out my post from a few years back about the amazing life of Saint Patrick. These crayon resist shamrocks are a sweet and simple decoration to help us remember a special holiday!
- Place a piece of white construction paper over the shamrock you want to trace. I found it tricky to draw one freehand because I’m not much of an artist, and it’s hard to see what you are doing. Trace the outline of the shamrock, going over your crayon line several times.
- Add any additional decorations you want to show up. I did some swirls and little lines, but you could also write a name or whatever else you want.
- If you hold the paper up to the window, it makes it easier to see what you have drawn. Here’s mine before I painted it.
- Using water colors, paint all around your design. I mixed two different shades of green and some blue to paint my shamrock. The waxy crayon lines will “resist” the water color, causing them to show up brightly.
|Here my design is starting to appear|
- If you’d like to, you could dab some oil on to a cotton ball and rub it over the surface of your dry painting. Then if you tape it to a window the sun will shine through it, giving it a “stained glass” effect. I did this with Easter Egg pictures last year.