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Powdered Tempera Experimental Paintings - Project #47

Time: 1 Class Period
Difficulty: Moderate
Cleanup: Soap & Water

Chipboard or Cardboard
Powdered Tempera Paint
White Glue
Palette Knife
Plastic Cups or Bowls
Print Page

Create a drawing with glue - and use powdered tempera to make your own painting!


  • Step 1
    Use white glue to draw a design on a sheet of Grafix Chipboard.
  • Step 2
    Sprinkle black powder paint on top of the glue drawing.
  • Step 3
    Tap chipboard to remove extra powder paint so that the design can be seen clearly (background may have smudges and be gray in color; this will add visual interest).
  • Step 4
    When glue is dry, mix individual colors of powder paint in separate bowls or cups. Add a small amount of water to each bowl to create an impasto paste. Use a palette knife to add the colors to your painting.

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