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Re: tempera paint brands


Date: Sat Oct 18 2003 - 07:25:17 PDT

I've used Prang, Crayola,and Color Art successfully. They all mix about
the same. I think I liked Prang most, but I would not throw away the
other stuff. Think of all the other things you can buy if you don't
have to spend money on paint for awhile!!! I think I liked Prang most
because I was doing tempera batik with them. You need a tempera that
stains paper to do beautiful tempera batiks. Some of the brands are
less staining, which is good, but not if you want to do tempera batik.
If you decide you want to do tempera batik, this would be a good time to
test your colors. Do a stain test on all of your brands. Mix some up
and paint on some paper. Then rinse them off and see what is left
behind as a stain. Those would be the ones you would want to use for
tempera batik, the others could be for younger kids where staining of
clothes is a big issue!

Linda Woods,
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click on Fine Arts, Click on Lower and 6th Grade Art Gallery.