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Name:  Meghan
Status:   student
Age:   20s
Location: N/A
Country: N/A
Date: Around 1999  


Question:
I am doing a project on flower pigmentation with a bunch of third graders and I have decided to add rubbing alcohol to produce the many colors on a paper towel. What color flower is the best to use so that more than one color appears? And how much rubbing alcohol should I use?


Replies:
I haven't heard of this technique before. If you do this in the classroom, make sure there is plenty of ventilation, open windows, etc. I don't think the vapors are good to breathe in.

possibly useful:
http://painting.about.com/hobbies/painting/library/blpaintingtip34.htm

Anthony R. Brach, Ph.D.



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