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Re: Fixative Question

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Sun, 7 Mar 1999 11:34:54 EST

Hi! I usually don't used food products because of my own preference to not
use food this way--starving people in the world you know. Anyway, I was
recently shown how to use milk with chalk and really liked the results
(thanks, Wendy). I am going to do a landscape Monet lesson with my 5th grades
this week with it. I use powdered milk and mix it with water (I mix it with a
lot of water so I don't use much milk). "Paint" the paper with a thin
coat--in sections works well so you can work on it before the milk dries--and
then work the chalk into the wet area. It sets the chalk so a fixitive isn't
necessary, and there are some great mixing options too. Susan Briggs

In a message dated 3/2/99 8:29:08 PM, easily_amused1 writes:

<<In the past I have used various types of fixative to spray charcoal,
pastel, etc. I've quit using fixative sprays due to the cost &
*awful* odor (it seems the "low odor" kind is the worst of the
bunch!). Is aerosol hairspray a good alternative for spraying student
artwork? Is there a fixative on the market that isn't expensive (when
you have 160+ pieces to spray, it needs to be cheap) or have noxious