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Previously I shared a recipe for making paint out of dirt and egg yolk. Once dried, this dirt-paint provides excellent texture to work with chalk or charcoal. Below is the end result of that springtime/Lenten project:


My three-year-old daughter asked for a sheep on her 5 x 7 canvas. (The blue sky is a little washed out in this photo)

I quite like the texture and effect, especially for the grass and wool.

And here’s mine:


Oh, Jerusalem! 2014 by Kelly Dycavinu Chalk, dirt and egg yolk on 11 x 14 canvas board