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Re: Marbelizing

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Kari George (
Thu, 23 Apr 1998 12:23:28 -0500

>Hi, I noticed we've been talking about marbleizing with origami paper. When
>I was at the art convention I saw a demo of Ambrite Chalk by Prang. They
>scrapped some of the chalk on water and then put the paper on it. The effect
>was beautiful. They used water color paper to "pick up" the chalk swirl but I
>bet any other paper would do it. Has anyone else use this chalk ? Gail

Hi Gail and all others interested in marbelizing,

I've been chalk-on-water marbelizing with kindergarten through
fifth grade students for more than 10 years. I never really paid attention
to what type of chalks I used...although Crayola colored drawing chalk 12
stick boxes are our standard stock order. I did a round with second
graders before Spring worked great no fixative needed. We
started drawing into the marble pieces yesterday...I asked the students if
any had tried the chalk-on-water process over break, many of them had; but
the best respose was from the student who along with her fourth grade
sister, shaved sidewak chalk into their bathtub...I can only imagine the
ring o'round their tub!

Happy Marbelizing!

Kari George
Fairview Elementary
Milwaukee, WI