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Crayon Marker Resist

Heart wax and marker resist technique

Wax resist with markers- easy art project

I’m not entirely sure why it hasn’t dawned on me to try crayon marker resist before, but I’ll just chalk it up to one of those things that is so obvious you don’t even think of it.

Wax resist with markers- easy art project

This is perfecto for a mess-free, quick-n-easy art project for your kids or nearly-catatonic grandma. I loved doing it, but so did 6 year old Beckett. The only problem is that the wax form the crayon builds up on the tips of the markers after a little bit, so don’t use your fancy Copics for this.

Wax resist with markers- easy art project

sTeP 1: Draw with white crayon.

StEp 2: Marker over your drawing.

If you need me to explain those directions, let me know and I’ll set up a private Skype session for you. OH MY! Forgive my snark, I’ve been cooped up with a vomiting boy for 2 days and a dog whom I believe has somehow been slipped doggie speed. I even checked yesterday to see if there was a full moon going on. Insanity.

These are done with a beeswax crayon and Prismacolor markers. The marker didn’t resist off the beeswax crayons quite as much as the Crayolas, but I think it’s pretty.

Wax resist with markers- easy art project

Marker colors are fun to blend!

Wax resist with markers- easy art project

Heart wax and marker resist technique

What do you think?

Written by Joanne Gonzales

Joanne Gonzales has a passion for getting creative. Whether she is making personalized DIY gifts or taking part in larger arts and crafts projects, she puts her all into making new and beautiful things.

She lives with a group of close friends and believes in the natural way of life. Joanne has built an outdoor arts and crafts gallery that overlooks the countryside in her hometown, which is where all of her creations come to life.

Art started off as a hobby, but over time Joanne has mastered her skills and sold some of her favorite pieces. She works full time as a florist and has done for many years. It helps keep her creative juices flowing and she hopes to one day open her own florist shop with a twist.


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  1. Great idea! I love that this can be an independent activity. Sometimes I need something my 7 year old can do while I am working on my own project. thanks!

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