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Re: melting temp of beeswax?

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From: Karen Chilman (ChilArt_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Aug 30 2003 - 08:49:24 PDT


I used toilet wax rings for this...it is still a bit messy but not near as messy as glue.
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  From: sharon@art-rageous.net
  To: ArtsEdNet Talk
  Sent: Saturday, August 30, 2003 6:44 AM
  Subject: melting temp of beeswax?

  Dick Blick has several multicultural art activities online and in their catalog and I was looking at the Huichol yarn painting project that was sent in by a teacher in TN.
   
  When I tried yarn painting years ago using white glue, it was quite a mess and the kids were pretty frustrated since the yarn stuck to their fingers! In this plan, the teacher used grated beeswax which he melted with a heat gun... Hmmm....sounds like a less sticky alternative.
   
  Would a hair dryer (on high, held close to the wax) work? I use the hair dryer to shrink wrap stuff and it does fine!
   
  Sharon
  sharon@art-rageous.net
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