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Re: Scratch Board Question


Date: Sun Feb 20 2005 - 13:22:25 PST

LaDonna- I just finished a lesson where we created our own scratch board
(red figure Greek vases). On tagboard we created our vase shape, covered it
completely with heavy burnt orange crayon. I used India ink and regular dish
soap. I poured the ink into a container (about 1/2 cup of ink) and added 3 drops
of dish soap. The kids used paintbrushes to brush on a thin coat of ink which
dried in about 24 hours. The next art class we added a second coat on those
who did not get an even first coat of ink. We used colored push pins to
scratch our designs and it worked great.

I am interested to see if anyone uses ink and starch, as I have more starch
lying around than I do dish soap.

Patti in Toledo, OH