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Re: Scratch Board Question


From: Jenny Watlington (pritchard1_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Feb 20 2005 - 16:30:57 PST

I used black tempera for the very same thing and was happy with the results.
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  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