marianna delafield wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MaryAnn Kohl [SMTP:maryann]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 1999 12:31 PM
> To: artsednet.edu
> Subject: Re:Textures, Scratchboard technique
> I am writing an article about textures for a magazine, and wanted to
> include something for, say, 12 year olds on "scratching" or "etching".
> Any suggestions for your favorite texture projects? Thanks, MaryAnn
> Have any of you tried to use plexiglass to do etchings? (we get it through the REAP dump site which is a good free source of art materials) scratching on it with a t-pin. Plexi is great because a preliminary drawing can be seen through the material to do the drawing. You dampen printing paper, use water based ink. Wipe. Can be put through a press, or if you have an old wringer from old fashioned washing machines, or you can hand/spoon rub. Gives a good intoduction to printing techniques, is easy to do, encourages original design and is very very inexpensive.