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Re: Marker on clay

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Numo Jaeger & Michael Miller (jaegmil)
Sun, 07 Feb 1999 13:28:56 +0000

I have used Mod Podge on kids clay pieces and the colors did run a bit.
This can produce some interesting effects that might be fun and exciting
for the kids to see though.

You could use a spray shellac or acrylic clear spray coating which is less
likely to make the watercolor markers bleed. The one caveat is that the
teacher would need to be the one spraying the shellac on their work though
since the material is not suitable for young students to use with out
wearing the proper safety respirators.

Numo Jaeger
Studio One Art Center
Oakland CA

At 12:49 PM 2/7/99 PST, freckles spots wrote:
>You people are all so wonderful and helpful. I have received (and
>shared) many new ideas with you all.
>I have a question a fellow teacher of mine wanted to know if someone
>might have the answer. She has made clay pieces with her students. On
>the clay, the students made wonderful texture which they decorated with
>water based markers. The clay has been fired. She was wondering if
>there was some kind of protective coating she could coat the pieces with
>that would protect the marker and not cause the markers to run. I
>suggested Mod Podge, but we feel it would cause the markers to run.
>Does anyone have any ideas out there? I am not well versed in clay and
>could really use your help.
>Thanks for all your help in advance.
>Judy in OK
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