Let’s go back in time when color was simple. Back to the simple crayon. One of the reasons I loved going back to school was the excitement of getting new school supplies, especially crayons. I love (and still love) the smell, the hues and the precise coloring I could achieve with the sharpened tip.
I recently purchased a box of 120 of Crayola crayons for my kiddos and was amazed at the variations in color. I did a little research and discovered there are 120 core colors of Crayola crayons and Crayola has introduced over 400 different colors since 1903! Crayola lists all of it’s colors here, however I found Crayola colors documented by hex code and RGB value here and here.
With all of the fancy color mediums (ink, alcohol based markers, acrylic, watercolors) available to paper crafters today, are crayons still relevant! Yes, of course! Crayons are an inexpensive way to explore your creativity, experiment with new color combinations and relish in a little childhood nostalgia. So if you find your self intimidated by some of the more “adult” color mediums, splurge on a box of 120 crayons and just…color!
P.S. I’m working on an easy color class for those intimidated by color and I will definitely use crayons — so now you have another reason to indulge!
P.S.S. I like to thank my kiddos for allowing me to borrow their set of crayons for this post. Time to get (and hide) my own!