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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Help! Is Impasto Impossible!? Recipes?

HELP! We're studying Van Gogh and his heavy, thick, distinct, brushstrokes. I really want to make impasto for my students, scrape it on in a picture form, then paint over when dry. RECIPE?! HELP! What to use to make large amounts! Anyone out there with ideas? And it needs to be in expensive in large amounts:) Help soon!:)


  1. If you can get ahold of some modeling paste, it would probably work the best. I experimented with mixing plaster powder and glue to make a texture goop that my students drew in with their fingers. I didn't get it perfect but it has potential. Good luck!

  2. Oooo. Hey that might be something to try! I'm going to have an experiment today! I have some flour, glue and some sand. I"m going to try it.

  3. HEY! I think Just be mixing glue with flour (enough flour so it's really thick, works!