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From: Bunki Kramer (bkramer_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 13 2002 - 17:55:42 PST

from: Bunki Kramer (
Los Cerros Middle School
968 Blemer Road
Danville, CA 94526

>From: "The Austin's" <>
> I am doing a painting with my 4th grade right now that is really turning out
> well. The plus about it is you use that old gunky tempera (yellow
> especially). They are making vases of sunflower in the style of VanGogh -
> thick paint and all. You mix cornstarch into the tempera and mix until
> creamy. They paint it on without spreading it out much......
> ~Michal

Gosh. I used to do something similar with detergent granules. Does the
cornstarch work better? I should try that. Cornstarch would be more
expensive, wouldn't it? Toodles....Bunki