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Re: artsednet-digest V2 #1785 scratch art

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Jerry Vilenski (jvilensk)
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 20:57:40 -0700

artsednet-digest wrote:
> artsednet-digest Monday, October 18 1999 Volume 02 : Number 1785
> This edition includes :
> RE: Scratch Art
> Re: artsednet-digest V2 #1784
> RE: Today in Art Class....religion
> Fw: crayon solvent
> Disappointing Jeapordy
> Re: Scratch Art
> Re: rock painting
> Violin still life
> Re: I need some unique CD ideas, please....
> Re: Violin still life
> thanks
> Re: Disappointing Jeapordy
> Re: artsednet-digest V2 #1784
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> Date: Mon, 18 Oct 1999 16:29:00 -0500
> From: "Kimberly Anne Herbert" <kimberly>
> Subject: RE: Scratch Art
> In our Summer For Kids program I had the kids use black oil pastel over the
> crayon. They had great fun drawing, then erasing, and drawing a second time.
> Kimberly
> - -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Eliza Jones
> Sent: Monday, October 18, 1999 10:17 AM
> To: CPKinomi; teachercbs
> Cc:
> Subject: RE: Scratch Art
> You can also cover it with inexpensive India ink.
> -----Original Message-----
> I find the best coating for crayon etching is Dick Blick Black Cat India Ink. I have tried other brands, and the Blick product is the only one that consistently sticks to crayon. Oil pastels sometimes work underneath the ink, but some are so oily that nothing sticks to it. With HS students, you should strive for a more sophisticated look, and ink will provide a nice surface to work with. There are some essentials to keep in mind: The wax crayon coating must be thick, with no white paper showing through. I tell my elementary students that if the crayon begins to flake off, it is thick enough. After crayon is applied, the ink works best if "stretched" from a pool in the middle of paper and moved to the outside edges. Liquid ink will let a blush of color show through, so when first applied, let the ink partially dry, then go back over it with a brush without adding more ink. That way, you are applying several thin coats instead of one thick one. Thick coatings !
will pool on the paper and flake off if you are not careful.
Tempera paint covering will work, but I think it looks mediocre, black
crayon is pretty bad and acrylic paint just peels off!

hope this works,