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Re: Charcoal Dust and Cartoons

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The Cheevers (lazydog)
Wed, 24 Mar 1999 19:42:09 -0500

For dust- powdered tempera?
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From: Vita23 <Vita23>
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Date: Wednesday, March 24, 1999 9:07 AM
Subject: Charcoal Dust and Cartoons

>We will be creating frescoes in a 7th grade class. As a first step,
>will draw cartoons of their designs. Then they will punch holes in the
>outline of it, and then try to transfer the design to the plaster by
tapping a
>bag of charcoal dust over the holes. This would be the authentic process
>followed by Michelangelo, however, I can't think of a source of charcoal
>My question is: Can you suggest something that will simulate the effect of
>charcoal dust and, is readily available? If you have any ideas, I would
>to hear them. Thanks, Vita