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[teacherartexchange] Paint medium to build up texture


Date: Fri Dec 02 2005 - 05:21:14 PST

   I saw a clipping in an old School Arts or Arts and Activities that
looked like a lot of fun. Kids had brought cakes to class to paint. On
their canvas or boards they had built up the icing with whatever medium
you would use to create dimension and texture. I have sax ultra plus
tempera in my classroom. Anyone have any idea what I could use to build
up enought body to use knives to ice the paint onto our cake paintings?
The cakes themselves looked to be sponge painted for texture and flat,
but the icing was definitely on the 3D side. Sounds like such fun. I
am also wondering if there is anything rubbery enough that we could use
on watercolor paper to get adhesion but not have to invest in boards.

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