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Re: shaving cream marbling


Date: Wed Sep 29 2004 - 04:30:37 PDT

I watered down the tempera and just painted it on with a paint brush. I
used spatulas to wipe it off as soon as I put it down on the table. It
came off without a hitch! The colors stayed put perfectly. I can't
understand why it did not smear, but it did not. I put the shaving
cream from the spatula right back in the tray and just spread it around
some more. I didn't even have paper on the tables as it was all
spatulaed off. For such a messy project it was so clean, lol. I hear
kids saying that they want to have shaving cream fights next week when
we do this....I guess I will have to make sure to state what will happen
to anyone should that occur...duh. It's so TEMPTING! I loved the feel
of it on my hands. That HAS to be enough, haha. I can imagine that if
it gets on the floor it would be a slippery mess. I'm doing this with
5th grade. I think we'll paint silhouettes over it with slightly
watered down tempera. I ordered some Colorations liquid gold
watercolors today. Hope they come soon, because I want to add that to
the mix!

Linda Woods

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