Let's talk Caran D' Ache, shall we?
Crayons. But don't be fooled! They aren't your typical crayons.
Caran D' Ache Neocolor watercolor crayons are lucious in color, are long lasting and have such a variety of ways to use them.
You can dip them in water and wait for the color to saturate at the tip and then rub all over paper. Or, take a wet brush to the tip of the crayon for just a tiny bit of color-or a lot, depending on your brush size!
Color it dry on paper, add water, and watch to see where it spreads. Splattering is totally fun with these little gems.... ahhhhh! I could go on and on, but I'll show you a little time-lapse instead.
These sweet crayons are widely available: Amazon, Dick Blick, Michaels, etc.
Have you ever tried them? Tell me if you have and how you have used them. I'm always ready to learn a new trick with them.