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Re: egg whites in art???


From: Susan Holland (Susan_Holland_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 22 2000 - 06:40:02 PST

I read in Jill Frankel Hauser's book Kids Crazy Concoctions that egg white can
be used like
glue for sticking glitter. The book talks about using it to add gold glitter to
egg tempera paintings to simulate the historical use of gold leaf in egg
tempera paintings.

Susan writes:
>Help - I have been given three small grants from my local Farm Bureau - thats
>the good news - one is for egg tempera - most of the grant money will go for
>the eggs but some will be for good watercolor paper etc. The bad news is I
>have to find a use
>for the egg whites. I promised I would bake meringue cookies or angel food
>Any other ideas for their use. Would love to do another art project with
>them but
>what? Thought of egg white frosting sculpture but that might be stretching
>Can they be used as a glaze - varnish etc. Thanks Roberta