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Rubber Cement "Snow"

by Kim Armga


I am wanting to teach my children a technique where you put "splatter" rubber cement before you paint and then peel it off so as to look like snow. I can't get it too work. I tried with a paintbrush and rubbing it with my thumb and it didn't work.

Any suggestions??
Kim Armga

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Jan 11, 2009
by: Mary ann (again)

In giving this more thought, I realized that you cannot thin Rubber Cement down enough to allow it to be spattered.
My suggestion is rather to spatter white paint over the image to create the snow. I know it doesn't teach the children about negative spaces, but they are young yet.

Jan 02, 2009
Using rubber cement for snow
by: Mary Ann


Have you tried using a toothbrush and spattering it by rubbing your thumb across the bristles so that the drops appear on the paper? It would have to be thinned with some chemical though, as it is too thick for spattering in its original form. I use Winsor Newton's Masking fluid. It is very thin and works nicely but is too expensive for a group of young children. If I find something else, I will let you know.

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