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Re: scrimshaw


From: John Bundy (jibundy_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Jun 30 2001 - 17:12:46 PDT

Try using a white bleach bottle. Cut the shape you want, sand it with very
fine sandpaper or steel wool. Scratch it with a sharp nail. Take a black
crayon, coloring the whole thing. Rub off the excess crayon. John Bundy
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Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2001 1:45 PM
Subject: scrimshaw

> A bit off the plaster subject, but have any of you ever tried scrimshaw
> foamcore? I played around with it last summer, scratching with a pin in to
> foamcore. It must be done slowly and then rub a dark shoepolish or some
type of
> ink in to the scratches.
> maryB
> wrote:
> > A project of the ancient art of scrimshaw...
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