Wednesday, June 06, 2007


I forgot one of our projects from MTH's Vacation Under the Volcano. (Above: Alexandra's cat fresco.) We put a layer of plaster of paris on wood (me) and cardboard (Alexandra). Then, while it was still wet, we used paints. I used watercolors (which is what we were "supposed" to use) while Alexandra used some other paints.

I was amazed at how the paint got soaked up. I put many layers - maybe 10 - on my fish. I also painted the background blue to look like water, but when it dried it had almost disappeared except around the edges. I really enjoyed this project as I think Alexandra will really remember what a fresco is and how you make it.

1 comment:

Robin said...

Aww! Those are so cute!

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