Tuesday, November 1, 2005

Paint like Snow

2/3 cup dry starch or cornstarch
1 cup cold water
3 cups boiling water
1 T glycerine
1 cup ivory soap flakes or 2 T liquid soap
calcimine pigment or food coloring

Dissolve starch in cold water. Smooth lumps and add boiling water. Stir constantly. Thicken until clear but do not boil more than one minute. Add rest of ingredients (hot or cold). Use on glazed paper, newsprint, wrapping paper, or on washable surface for monoprints.

To 1 cup of the above fingerpaint mixture add:
1 T white tempera paint or 1 1/2 cups soap powder or flakes
1 cup hot or warm water
1 tsp glycerine

Whip with an egg beater

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