Judy, I just read this again. I haven't used any really shiny paper for
paste paper. I would think the paint has to be thinner or it would pop off,
when you're rubbing to glue it down or if it bends. More staining inks or
paints would work, I would think.
From: Judy Decker [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2003 7:40 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: Slick paper - and some ideas for use - Connie
Connie - It sounds like this paper would work
beautifully for Cathy Gaul's technique of mixing a bit
a acrylic gloss medium with watercolor. Cathy used the
pan watercolors. She did this with the glue outline
technique and fish --- The results were wonderful! (I
did save two images from Cathy that I will share on
I wonder if it would work for making paste papers? You
would have to do some research on techniques - I know
there are instructions online. If any of the list
members who make paste papers see this - please advise
(Leslie Miller, are you reading?).
Sounds like it would work for fingerpainting, too.
Cover your tables with it --- do the finger painting
on it -- and make prints (monoprint) onto another
sheet of painter (lay a clean sheet on top and
transfer the designs).
And I almost hate to say this....but sounds like you
will never need to buy table covers again. This roll
paper will work to protect your tables for years to
come. I had plastic felt back table cloths when I
taught elementary - but just used roll paper most of
the time in middle school. I reused the paper over and
over again (would just roll it up when done - roll it
back out the next day) until it got too torn -- or wet
- to use again. One roll of brown craft paper would
last me a long time.
Sounds like it would be well worth your while to cut
off some and experiment one day after school -- just
goof around and see what works. Gina Grant did some
neat paintings mixing flour in with tempera paint. I
don't know if that would stick - or if it might chip
off when dry. Play with it - and let us know sometime
what worked. You might come up with a good idea to use
a surplus of finger paint paper (I had a ton of that
at my elementary building!).
Another idea would be handmade books.....it would mean
a lot of cutting to size for you. It seams like this
paper might work for markers - Sharpies and permanent
markers if not watercolor markers.
Have fun with your "gift".
--- Connie <email@example.com> wrote:
> Also, besides trying to cut this paper up for
> picture making, do you have other suggestions for
> elementary age students?