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Re: rancid tempera ! Help!!

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From: Jenny Watlington (pritchard1_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Oct 21 2004 - 16:18:33 PDT


I tried adding a tablespoon of bleach to a gallon last year. I watched it
"smoke" on my doorstep for 3 hours before I finally threw it away.

Peter

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From: "Gorham, Peter (ED14)" <gorhapej@nbed.nb.ca>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <artsednet@lists.getty.edu>
Sent: Thursday, October 21, 2004 3:18 PM
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

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From: KJODesign@aol.com [mailto:KJODesign@aol.com]
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,
fieldsl@guilford.k12.nc.us 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
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