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Aboriginal Resist Drawings Project

Time: 1-2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Mixed Media Paper
Transparent Extender Oil Pastel
Liquid Watercolors
Sharpie Markers
Paint Brushes
Tray, Large Paper or Table Cover
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Use Cray-Pas Expressionist Transparent Extender Oil Pastels as a resist in this Aboriginal drawing! This project also has an instructional video available!


  • Step 1
    Draw an Aboriginal design on mixed media paper with Sharpie markers.
  • Step 2
    Add highlights and details.
  • Step 3
    To create a resist, trace over marker lines and dots with a Cray-Pas Extender.
  • Step 4
    Place drawing in a tray, on a larger paper or on a table cover. Squirt your choice of liquid watercolor into a cup. Brush paint over the entire piece of paper. Let paint dry.

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