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RE: Tempera Paint Nightmare

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Fri, 20 Sep 1996 08:55:38 -0500 (EST)

Dear all,
Several years ago, when I was teaching elementary art, I mixed my own
tempera paint with liquid starch as a thickener, and a dash of dish soap
to decrease the paints staining abilities. The starch seemed to make it
go further, and had laundry deodorants, and fragrances that helped combat
that odor. One morning I was quickly mixing paint with glue for a colored
glue project. To my chagrin, the whole mess turned into a big bucket of
thick rubbery matter and I had to throw the whole lot out! Imagine.Liquid
starch works great, but I always kept some without the starch ingredient
on hand for projects requiring glue.

Sincerely, Kate Rothra