You could try regular old white glue, laid thickly and then carved or
etched into. When it dries you can put pastel over the glue as well as
watered down ink for some interesting effects.
On 22-Nov-10, at 6:59 PM, Loretta Columbia wrote:
> I'm doing an involved project with my 7/8th graders. Moyo's
> 'Soliloquy: Life's Fragile Friction' is the subject. He paints on
> canvas with acrylics and carves designs into the paint. My classes
> are about 40 students in a very small space. I do not want to use
> acrylics with such a large unruly class. I was thinking of oil
> pastel and black ink or black tempera to 'sgrafitto' into. Does
> anyone have great ideas that work. I want quality work from my
> students so I need to offer something that works well. The tempera
> sometimes chips and the ink sometimes doesn't carve through well.
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