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Wax resist paintings


Today we are going to be looking at wax resist paintings.


How do you wax resist paint?

Simply draw or colour over the area you want to stay white using a wax crayon.

When you cover the paper in paint, the wax in the crayon will resist the watercolour paint and stop it from covering that part of the paper.

Wax resist painting: The Rainbow Fish

Please have a look at the video below about wax resist painting.

Have a go ...


Now its your turn!


You will need:



*Wax crayons




When your painting is dry, you could also add sequins or glitter to make your wax resist painting extra special!

Here are some examples for you to have a look at

Get creative and remember to take photos and email them to your teacher.