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RE: rancid tempera ! Help!!


From: Carolyn McDonald (carolyn_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 21 2004 - 15:44:38 PDT

I had a student today who said she was having trouble breathing. We were
using fresh tempera from Dick Blick's. Allergies?

-----Original Message-----
From: Gorham, Peter (ED14) []
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 12:18 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: RE: rancid tempera ! Help!!

I have used it to paint snow sculptures outside mixing the vile brew with
water in old dertergent bottles, in this activity the smell is no trouble.
I would throw it away and I don"t throw anything away.
Tip I gather all the school's tempra in June and store it in the
refrigerator, I also ask people not to add water to the big jugs of paint,
this seems to make a huge difference.
Peter in Nackawic


From: []
Sent: Thu 10/21/2004 4:08 PM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: rancid tempera ! Help!!

In a message dated 10/21/2004 1:20:54 PM Central Daylight Time, writes:

        oil of cloves sometimes helps.
        Subject: rancid tempera ! Help!!
        I've come across some tempera (left over from last year) that seems
to have fermented and developed a horrid odor (rotting meat?)....pleh.

Be VERY scant with oil of cloves, just a drop or two. It will delay dry
time and if you use too much, it will stop drying completely.

K. Montoya