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Tinting glue with tempera : recipe


Date: Tue Oct 12 2004 - 10:59:31 PDT

Thank you to all who helped out with the tinting advice.

Here's a quick recipe that I've mixed...and it works (woo hoo!).

8 parts (Elmers) white glue to 1 part (Crayola) tempera. (I'm being specific about the brands because someone said that certain brands wil NOT mix...fortunately I don't know which ones those are)

The end product makes a fantastic textured outliner - it is a bit brittle, but it works great on paper. It doesn't stick on slick surfaces (plastic, glass, coated paper, etc.) - which may work out great for a different sort of assignment...perhaps making textural shapes to use on a later project (???)

The marker nibs are a fantastic idea - when I have time I'm going to experiment with that too.

Thanks again!