Re: [art_education] Tempera woes?
- I've noticed the last couple of years that the
Crayola brand tempera comes as thick as pudding. It
use to be thinner. When I realized that after I add a
little water to the jar to thin it out I'm getting a
little more paint for my buck I was tickled. Maybe
the chipping you experience is from the paint going on
Many of my paper mache lessons use colored
construction paper as the final coat. I love the
look. We distress the paper (crunch it) a few times
before coating it with paper mache paste, otherwise
the paper is too stiff and will not curve nicely to
Going a little off subject here... right now I'm
making paper mache dragons with my 5th graders. We
stuffed small lunch bags and added tape for the body
and then did all the appendages with aluminum foil.
Wow! Can the kids get great forms with the alum.
foil! It was really successful for everyone. I never
thought to use it until another art teacher suggested
it. Once the paper mache was applied we are using
acrylic paint. I found that because students pick up
the dragon the tempera can leave powder on their
hands. Acrylic is great. The final step is adding
glitter glues and puff paint for designs inspired by
Just some thoughts, Kathie.
--- jibundy@... wrote:
> Hello All, For the future may I suggest that instead____________________________________________________________________________________
> of tempera, you make your last layer using colored
> construction paper. Scraps from other previous
> projects work just fine. The colors look a little
> dull at first. Then coat the project with varnish.
> Colors are then bright and glossy and the project is
> much more durable. John Bundy, Highland High School,
> Anderson, Indiana
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Victoria Patterson
> Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2008 22:38
> Subject: Re: [art_education] Tempera woes?
> To: email@example.com
> > The thickness applied may have something to do
> with it. Thick
> > layers of tempera will often chip and flake off.
> > quality of the tempera is another issue...what
> brand are you
> > using? In art supplies, too often we get what we
> pay for.
> > wanda smith <wsmith72104@...>
> > wrote: Any
> > ideas why tempera is flaking off paintings, paper
> mache projects
> > etc.? Wanda
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