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Re: antiquing school projects....

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Karen Hurt (khurt)
Mon, 14 Jun 1999 09:32:21 -0400

Shoe polish! Cordovan on top of gold spray paint gives a great red rub look,
brown or brown and black on top of silver looks like tarnish -- very messy!
Treat just like shoes, rub it in then buff.

Bunki Kramer wrote:

> My 8th graders been working on 18" "Giacometti" sculptural figures on wood
> bases with wire coathangers, paper mache, and then covering with brown
> paper bagging. We've been using brown tempera paint as a base coat,
> sponging on with green and then sponging on with gold paint. Other options
> include still using a brown base with sponging on black then silver OR
> sponging on with teal and then copper...all tempera paint. It's OKAY but
> I'd like to find something else to do with them paintwise.
> Have any of you used the spray stone-like stuff, the "marbled" effect
> stuff, OR patina paint stuff from the local artstores? I'm looking for a
> C-H-E-A-P antiquing idea to try other than what I'm already using. Any
> ideas? Toodles.....
> Bunki Kramer - Los Cerros Middle School
> 968 Blemer Rd., Danville, California 94526

Karen Hurt

Grafton Library Mary Baldwin College Staunton, Virginia 24401

540.887.7085 khurt