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Re: marbled paper- wasted acrylic paint

From: The Whites (bolide)
Date: Sat May 27 2000 - 14:51:20 PDT

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    I thin acrylic paints with distilled water and then have the students use
    straws to gently drop. Good luck Linda in OK
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "The Austin's" <whest177>
    To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <artsednet>
    Sent: Saturday, May 27, 2000 2:52 PM
    Subject: Re: marbled paper- wasted acrylic paint

    > > We are just finishing making bookmarks out of marbled paper. There was
    > > alot of acrylic paint wasted. We used starch and squirted paint on top
    > > of the starch. The students generally used too much paint and alot sank
    > > to the bottom of the bin. Any suggestions for applying the paint. Anyone
    > > try something different? Spray bottle with thinned down paint? (I can
    > > just see my students with spray bottles!)
    > >
    > I tired of throwing away acrylic paint also, so I tried thinning down
    > tempera. I don't know the longetivity of this, but the results were very
    > similar to acrylic, although abit lighter.
    > Michal
    > ---


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