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Re: Need Help with Fresco


From: Carolyn Roberts (croberts18_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Oct 31 2004 - 02:06:22 PST

We did this by just applying a layer of plaster to the plywood and it did
pop off.

> I want to introduce my students to Fresco painting however painting in
> Fresco would be too time consuming so I'm looking for a short cut to the
> process. I was thinking of foregoing the mortar application to the
> sheets and just applying a layer of plaster which the students can cartoon
> on then add plaster and egg tempra as they paint BUT I'm worried that if I
> skip the mortar application that the plaster may not adhere properly to
> plywood and slip or crack off. I've tried looking for scrap drywall but
> haven't found anyone willing to donate but I did get some nice plywood
> boards for FREE. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciate.
> Mahalo,
> Cathy
> Honolulu, HI