Illuminated Letters

What is a Crayon resist?

The word resist is used to describe the action in which two materials or media repeal each other either chemically or physically.  In this art piece we are using wax and water based paint to resist each other and repel.  The repelling of the water in the paint with the wax of the crayon allows paint to be used between shapes of crayon and shows a black line around the edges of the crayon.  This mixed media work is using the black paint to show a contrast between the shapes of crayon and gives the illusion of a stained glass window.  Some artists apply the paint over the entire crayon area and scrape the paint off.  We will be leaving a space between shapes and then painted in the lines the paint will resist the wax and only go onto the raw paper.