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Re: plaster sculpture

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Smjahnle_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Wed Sep 01 2004 - 10:56:48 PDT


 
In a message dated 9/1/2004 11:19:21 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
Aartteachr@aol.com writes:

mix it with vermicullite to make a great carving medium. can be carved
with plastic butter knives if needed and depending on the amount of
verm. added. a good challenge and example of subtractive sculpture

I have done this and also added coffee grinds from my morning coffee pot. It
gives the plaster a stone look and also has little brown flecks that imitate
stone imperfections. I then sprayed the sculptures with acrylic spray.
Fooled many a parent at the exhibit as they thought the kids carved and polished
stone. ---

Hi Marsh - Do you think I could do this with upper elem/middle school ages?
Sounds "awesome" (as my son would say). SandyJ

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