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We made crayon monoprints in Art Enrichment.

We peeled paper from old broken crayons and then used pencil sharpeners to get wax shavings.  The artists randomly put the shavings onto the watercolor paper.  The students  next placed the watercolor paper on the table with waxed paper over it and a towel on top.  We used a hot iron to melt the shavings and gently pulled off the wax paper being very careful of the hot wax.  We then used white construction paper to make the ghost print.

It was explained that ‘mono’ in the word monoprint means ‘one’ and that they will get one unique print from the process, and with the same materials they will get a ghost print (lighter copy without details, not exactly the same as the original).

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