I have used sheet rock compound, applied with a sponge to create stone-like
textures. Then it could be spray painted a base color, then 'color flecked'
with the sponge dipped into two or more colors at once.
Alix E. Peshette
Emerson Junior High School
From: artappeal [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 5:39 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Textured Paint Advice
I'm using something called Ultra Mache from Sax that is shredded paper
with, I think, powdered glue (like Ross Art Paste). Anyway, it is grey,
textured and flecked. It looks a lot like stone. You might try that to
cover your sculptures.
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Sent: Thursday, December 04, 2003 6:24 PM
Subject: Textured Paint Advice
> Oh wise ones,
> We just finished building three dimensional cardboard sculptures (my
fifth grade students). We want to finish them with a textured paint so
thaey look as though they're made of stone. I tried adding sand to tempera
paint and painted a demo piece. It's cracking slightly in places, but my
bigger concern is that as it's handled, the sand seems to be rubbing off.
Can I seal them with something or use something else entirely?
> Jill in Colorado