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Re: [teacherartexchange] plaster and tempera


From: Ken Schwab (bicyclken_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sat Mar 13 2010 - 08:43:05 PST

The bonding or vehicle in tempera can sometimes not adhere to other surfaces. I have found that using a small amount of white glue mixed with the tempera can help it adhere to all surfaces.

Ken Schwab
San Jose, CA

--- On Fri, 3/12/10, menichino <> wrote:

> From: menichino <>
> Subject: [teacherartexchange] plaster and tempera
> To: "TeacherArtExchange Discussion Group" <>
> Date: Friday, March 12, 2010, 7:57 PM
> Hi folks -- has anyone had trouble
> with tempera paint chipping off
> plaster craft?  Our 2nd graders made plaster bowls and
> painted them to
> look like Egyptian treasures.  The tempera chipped
> off, especially the
> black, and I made it a point to use premier quality paint.
> Suggestions, anyone?
> Thanks!
> Liz in thawing rural NY
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