I use tempera also, but follow it up with a coat of tempera vanish
(available through Sax, naturally!) or I've also used Jazz Gloss tempera.
Both come out great.
Robin in PA
>Hi. Just curious why you said not to use tempera on papier mache. I ALWAYS
>use tempera on papier mache in my middle school classroom so I found your
>comment interesting. Could you explain your rationale a little further?