Scratch out a picture to reveal the colours below – surprising and revelatory!
You will need:
- a sheet of paper , any size, really but preferably smooth and quite thick cartridge
- wax crayons or oil pastels – a mixture of colours but certainly one very dark one
- some kind of ‘pointy’ tool (a toothpick, a paperclip, a teaspoon, a sharp stick)
Cover the paper completely with fairly bright and/or light colour. Then cover all this colour with a dark colour (black works perfectly)
Use a tool then to scrape away the top layer of dark colour – drawing some kind of picture or image – abstract or not – so that the colour underneath is revealed.
This activity is a revelation type of activity – you’re revealing something underneath; the effects can be surprising, beautiful, strange (and it’s good fun to do!).