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Sandi
03-14-2001, 01:32 PM
Does anyone know what the longetevity of Kid's tempera and Kid's poster paints is?

Should I acrylic spray varnish over them?



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SKirk, visual artist (http://skirkart.artistnation.com/)
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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
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"I wish, I wish! With all my heart. To fly with dragons in the land of art." Dragon Tales

kptad2
03-14-2001, 06:08 PM
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this painting was done with kids tempra paints... not sure how long they last but i did spray it with acrylic spray to seal it . http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

[This message has been edited by kptad2 (edited March 14, 2001).]

Sandi
03-14-2001, 10:33 PM
That's really neat!! I love the textures and colors and the spacial peaceful feeling. Kind of Orientalish.

Here's a portrait? I did in them, http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/Forum6/HTML/000107.html

and an abstract: http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/Forum21/HTML/003271.html

and here's one in still another technique/style.

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SKirk, visual artist (http://skirkart.artistnation.com/)
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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
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"I wish, I wish! With all my heart. To fly with dragons in the land of art." Dragon Tales

Sandi
03-15-2001, 05:01 PM
oops, I forgot the reason why I posted! lol
How long did you wait before spraying? Did the spray darken it? How many coats?

I'll spray mine in a few weeks? then hopefully remember to repost so we can compare differences in the before and after image.

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SKirk, visual artist (http://skirkart.artistnation.com/)
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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
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"I wish, I wish! With all my heart. To fly with dragons in the land of art." Dragon Tales

kptad2
03-22-2001, 01:47 PM
no it didnt darken the spray or the paints .. i sprayed it after about an hour or so . and i sprayed on three coats - just to be on the safe side http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif thats a cool painting http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif have you done any more ? i would love to see more if you have any...

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Sandi
03-22-2001, 04:34 PM
You only had to wait an hour?? Neat! I'll try some sooner then.
Oh yes! I have tons of them. I paint 3 or 4 most every day. Both sides! Over others! On and on and on.. lol.. I can't stop! They're so much fun, because they're so cheap and each brand has such a different consistency/feel to them. Have you tried the Jaz brand yet? Brilliant colors, in fingerpainting gel like feel. Crayola also has out a nice liquid tempera.. as does of course Prang. I mix them all.
I'll make a page for you then post it. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
How about you? Do you have more??
Salmon uses them too!!

I wrote the Prang company hoping for longetevity answers but they haven't written back yet. Maybe if we flood their email, one of us will get answers eventually. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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SKirk, visual artist (http://skirkart.artistnation.com/)
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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
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"I wish, I wish! With all my heart. To fly with dragons in the land of art." Dragon Tales

Sandi
03-22-2001, 05:02 PM
I only use a Hake brush (need to get various sizes yet!) unless I'm using everything in the house.
Here's one that I used:
tuna can
baby bottle nipple
bubble wrap
paper towel
penny
cassett
fingers

hmmm, forgot all what else.
Anyway, couldn't wait to show ya. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
I do a lot of fingerpainting backgrounds, then do a painting over them too.. but this isn't one of those. lol

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SKirk, visual artist (http://skirkart.artistnation.com/)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I wish, I wish! With all my heart. To fly with dragons in the land of art." Dragon Tales

kptad2
03-22-2001, 06:51 PM
THAT ONE IS COOL... WHAT IS IT CALLED>?
I PRETTY MUCH DO THE SAME ,, I USE WHAT EVER HAVE AROUND THE HOUSE TOO.. I HAVE A FEW MORE.. BUT MY DAUGHTER HAS ALOT OF FINGER PAINTINGS AND ONE THAT IS VERY COOL IT DOESNT EVEN LOOK LIKE A THREE YEAR OLD( AT THE TIME) DID IT .. AND SHE USED THE CHEAPEST WATER COLOR SET THAT YOU CAN GET ..
SOMETIME I THINK I RATHER USE THE CHEAP WATER COLOR PAINTS OVER THE BRAND STUFF... IT SEEMS I CANT GET MORE USE OUT OF THEM AND NOT WORRY HOW MUCH IT WILL BE IF I RUN OUT OF A CERTAIN COLOR.LOL

AS SOON AS I TAKE MORE PICTURES OF THE OTHER PIECES ILL POST THEM. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif
WHAT IS THE EMAIL FOR PRANG?.. I WOULD LIKE TO HOW LONG IT WILL TAKE FOR THEM TO ANSWER ... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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K.D

Sandi
03-24-2001, 12:43 AM
tehee, Maybe I should call it "Men and their Toys" http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
I've since done a few with only the nipple, and I love them!

Here's the page that has their contact link: http://www.prang.com/default.cfm
Go get em kiddo! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

LOL, I know exactly what you mean about the kids painting like pro's. My 2 yr old.. oops, just turned 3.. grandson paints better than me anyday! I love his art!! I'll make him a new website asap.
I can hardly wait to see both of yours!




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SKirk, visual artist (http://skirkart.artistnation.com/)
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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I wish, I wish! With all my heart. To fly with dragons in the land of art." Dragon Tales

CkA
03-24-2001, 12:46 AM
These are FANTASTIC you guys!

I use white Tempera with my gouache because it's cheaper.

Dick Blick actually makes a premium grade Tempera - might want to check that out.

It's used by sign painters and theater artists.

This thing about being "archival" ect sometimes annoys me. I think it's great to use what you have around the house - very creative and environmentally friendly.



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Cindy!!!

"Art is neither a profession nor a hobby. Art is a way of being." Frederick Franck

Sandi
03-24-2001, 01:33 AM
Thanks {{{Cindy!}}}
I like your way of thinking!!

Here's a quickie page of some fun ones. Nothing serious, but tons of fun to do. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.artistnation.com/members/lofts/skirkart/skirk/p7t.html
Have fun!



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SKirk, visual artist (http://skirkart.artistnation.com/)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I wish, I wish! With all my heart. To fly with dragons in the land of art." Dragon Tales

CkA
03-24-2001, 10:55 AM
Sandi,

I really love the 'Bubbles' series. I hadn't seen 'Reflections' before - very lovely!

Have you read "The Tao fo Watercolor' by Jeanine Carbonetti? She has a similar loose and lovely style. You might enjoy her books.



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Cindy!!!

"Art is neither a profession nor a hobby. Art is a way of being." Frederick Franck

Sandi
03-24-2001, 07:31 PM
I looked her up on Google search. http://www.crowhillgallery.com/
Wow! I'll have to buy her book now. Thank you for the compliment!!


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SKirk, visual artist (http://skirkart.artistnation.com/)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I wish, I wish! With all my heart. To fly with dragons in the land of art." Dragon Tales

Sandi
03-25-2001, 10:27 PM
Here's another page... http://www.artistnation.com/members/lofts/skirkart/skirk/p7t2.html
I'm biased, but I love the way the fishman falls 2 abstract came out. Hope you do too!
This page has several scratch methods that were fun.

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SKirk, visual artist (http://skirkart.artistnation.com/)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I wish, I wish! With all my heart. To fly with dragons in the land of art." Dragon Tales

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arlene
03-31-2001, 11:23 AM
Originally posted by CkA:
These are FANTASTIC you guys!

I use white Tempera with my gouache because it's cheaper.

This thing about being "archival" ect sometimes annoys me. I think it's great to use what you have around the house - very creative and environmentally friendly.




Yes, when I used to do gouache we all used white tempera instead of gouache. It worked fine.

As for archival, what I like to tell my collectors is..."let your great great grandchildren worry about it then." I say it with a smile and it usually shuts them up, as they hand over their credit card. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Even the most archival paper won't be if left out in direct sunlight. Same with paints or anything else.

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Sandi
03-31-2001, 03:27 PM
How ironic, as w/c'er's use white gouche at times. Thanks Arlene. I'll not be such a worry wart, and I'll spray and sell when offered. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif




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Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"I wish, I wish! With all my heart. To fly with dragons in the land of art." Dragon Tales