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Rdunkelart_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Sat Nov 04 2000 - 10:11:45 PST


In a message dated 11/4/00 8:48:31 AM Central Standard Time,
litesal@email.msn.com writes:

<< The students shave chalk dust onto the
starch
> where it floats. They can drag patterns or swirl the colors, then lift a
print
> by laying paper on the surface. I think the starch can be thinned with
water.
>
> I want to use this in a lesson about Japanese prints. I'm wondering if
this is
> an intellectually honest way to represent Suminagashi, a water print
technique
> that uses floating ink. >>

Think when I did this years ago I just floated ink and then equal amount of
oil on
top of water - swirled and pulled a paper print. The floating chalk dust
works great
with just water. The liquid starch can be saved for thinned acrylic paint
floated on top. Roberta