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Re: paper marbling and paper clay

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Wed, 09 Dec 1998 17:27:56 -0600

Hi Barbara,
I just finished doing marbelizing with my 8th graders using liquid starch
and watered down acrylic paints. I couple of gliches I figured by day 2
I could water down the starch a bit . This made it easier to remove.
I used about equal portions of water and paint ( at first I had the
paint too
watered down.)
The students held the marbeled paper under water ( in a dish tub) by
opposite corners and wiggled it back and forth till most of the starch
was off.

The only problem I still had on some of the papers was pooling of left over
starch or water as they flat to dry. May be if I had a place to hang them
it would of been better.
Good luck -my students LOVED this project.

Barbara Albert wrote:

> I need some advice about paper marbling with younger children. I am
> looking for a technique that involves no questionable chemicals, and I
> would prefer a vegetarian ( No ox gall) approach. Any suggestions? I
> would also like to experiment with paper clay additives. I've heard
> that wet toilet paper is good to use, but I've never heard any advice on
> what ammount. Any advice would be helpful.
> oaketreee
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