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Lesson Plans

Re: encaustic/mosaics

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Lily/Clair Kerns (CWKerns)
Wed, 17 Jun 1998 05:44:11 -0500

>I don't recommend it since there's a fire hazard using the melter, and a
>danger that students will burn themselves working the hot wax. In a
>way, it's like working with hot glass.

For quick batik or encaustic technique on heavy paper---
Warming trays are a possibility. Cover with foil and lay the fabric
directly on the foil. It is warm enough to melt the crayon as you draw.
if the tray is a bit too warm for comfort, a potholder can serve as a pad
both to hold the fabric and protect your drawing hand.