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Re: Crayon etchings

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Betti P. Longinotti (wsfcs-art)
Thu, 21 Oct 1999 17:56:19 -0400 (EDT)

The best crayons I have found to work with crayon etchings are
Prang/Dixon, the big crayons ... I think 12 or 16 in the pack... yellow
-green box.
The best india ink that I have found is Hunt, which you can purchase by
the quart.
Water down the ink by 1/3. Two thirds ink to one third water.
Brush and then scrub on the ink fairly agressively; then wipe down to a
flat film with a soft cloth.
Students will be able to see their image below, yet the contrast for
etched textures will be evident.

Artfully yours,
Betti P. Longinotti
K-12 Lead Art Teacher
Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
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