Watercolor Crayons Project Ideas - Faber-Castell


Watercolor Crayons Project Ideas - Faber-Castell

Deep Sea Explorations

with Faber-Castell

Watercolor Crayons

Create your own layered underwater scene with Faber-Castell Watercolor

Crayons. Draw a background with these crayons and, magically with

the sweep of a watercolor brush, watch it turn it into a watery world of

your imagination bursting with color. Draw the creatures that will inhibit

your underwater world and have them float through the picture and your



Faber-Castell Watercolor Crayons

• Heavy weight watercolor paper

(hot press preferable)

• Glue stick

• Tape

• Scissors

Faber-Castell Gel Sticks and/or Markers (especially for detail)

• Hair dryer

Optional but helpful: Faber-Castell GRIP Watercolor

EcoPencils and Color Markers


Decide what you would like to put in your

under-the-sea composition. Begin by taping the

paper to a counter, piece of masonite, foamboard

or any other surface that won’t be damaged by

water. Tape along the entire perimeter of the

paper. This will allow the drawing to dry flat

after application of water to the colors. This

paper is the background and will set the stage

for the under water theme. Sketch the design

with a light color pencil as a guide or apply

watercolor crayons directly to begin creating the

space of your underwater world. Heavier layers

of application will create more vibrant and

dense areas of color while lighter applications

will produce transparent and lighter tones when

spread over the paper with more water on the


Once the initial layering of the crayons is

complete use a wet brush to turn the crayons

into watercolor. You are now painting! Color



can be applied and hydrated separately or

blended when more than one color is moistened.

Color areas may become muddy if too many or

complimentary colors are mixed together – try

experimenting on scrap pieces of paper if you are

not sure about your color combinations. Wetting

areas of the paper first and then applying the

crayons can create interesting effects as well as

working new colors into color areas that are still


Let the paper dry before adding more color when

it is desirable to build up color without mixing

with the colors already applied. Speed up drying

time by using a hair dryer. Once the initial color

is complete extra detail can be achieved by using

watercolor pencils or gel sticks. The paper should

be dry when using pencils to avoid scarring the

surface when the surface is wet.

Project by Franz Spohn for Faber-Castell

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