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Re: unique texture ideas

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Ginny Rockwood (
29 Sep 1999 19:20:47 GMT


Have students glue down their textures to cardboard with Elmers (this year we
cut the cardboard into a snake shape.) When the glue is dry, put a light
layer of glue on top of the textures so the foil will cling tightly after you
press it on. Cut some heavy aluminum foil bigger than the cardboard and
press it around all the textures on the front. Trim, wrap, and tape the
excess foil to the back. Put names on back at this time. I use black acrylic
paint to rub onto the textured side. Do just a few inches at a time, so the
paint doesn't dry too fast. After it's rubbed on wipe it all off with paper
towels. There will be paint stuck in all the wrinkles, folds, nooks, and
crannies which will illuminate the textures. Use permanent markers, if you so
desire, to highlight certain textures with color.

The results always evoke positive comments from everyone who sees them. It's
hard to mess up/ high success rate. You must try it first yourself, so you
can give your kids all the hints and pointers they need (yes, your fingers
may get black, yes, it will wash off, if the foil breaks through patch it
from underneath, etc.)

Lety me know how it goes. Ginny