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Re: relief sculptures

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Jhirunrtx_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 19:17:16 PST


I did a foil relief project with fourth grade this year. We studied the
Spanish Missions in Texas then used one as an inspiration for a foil relief.
The students drew their building, then went over their pencil lines with
glue. Next class, the glue had dried and we brushed thinned glue over entire
board and then covered with heavy duty foil. Then the students went around
lines with a dull pencil and added further texture and background by drawing
into the foil. We wiped on black printing ink and wiped off when dry. They
looked very good, but I think I'll try something else next year besides the
ink. It was hard to rub off. I know there's some buffing compounds that can
be used, Also black shoe polish. I've also done the cardboard relief with
same subject matter, but we covered with tissue paper and when it was dry,
used a complementary color oil pastel to go over the entire picture. That
also turned out well. JH

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