I love collecting art supplies. I mean, I love minimalism but books and craft supplies are my weaknesses.
But, I don’t like spending a lot of money on art supplies.
So, when I came across a way to use regular ol’ Crayola crayons in a more refined way, I was intrigued.
Because, let’s face it, crayons make look any coloring look like you are three years old.
But not with this method. It gives such a cool watercolor effect.
This hack is so simple it seems like it shouldn’t work, but it totally does.
All you need to do is color with crayons (pressing quite hard), dip a cotton swab into a bit of baby oil and rub the oil over the crayon. It takes a regular crayon drawing and makes it almost watercolor-esq, while making the colors more vibrant at the same time.
The only thing to keep in mind with this method is to make sure you are using good quality paper, regular printer paper will become an issue as soon as you add the baby oil. Personally, I like using pages from my adult coloring books, the paper is thicker and the result is so great!
You can watch the video below to see how I use this method in super speed.