Monday, June 14, 2010

Printmaking- Part 1

It was a good morning. I had 5 girls sitting at a table ready to go, and there is nothing like that. They were eager and willing to try new things. We started off by designing silk screens that they used drawing fluid to create. Each one was totally different from the others and they are all going to be super cool. Tomorrow we will apply screen filler and pull our first prints.
 
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We moved on from the silk screen to making foam stamp blocks. This was so much fun and I love what the girls did. Pretty much everyone stuck to a theme for their blocks- fruit, shapes, cute animals, etc.

This is what you'll need to make them:
- self-adhesive craft foam
-pencils and paper
-craft knives and scissors
-stamp pads

And, this is how you do it:

1) Design the stamps on paper, with a pencil. When you have something you like, press it pencil drawing to the foam and rub the back so it transfers onto the foam.
2) Cut out the shape with scissors or a craft knife.


3) Peel the paper backing and stick to the block. They stick really well.



4) Stamp away!


Here are the blocks they made and some of the things they did with them:




And, this afternoon, my 5 year old sat right down and got busy too.

6 comments:

  1. This is great, thanks for sharing x

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  3. looks like *so* much fun! can't wait to see the prints that come from those silk screens. xo e

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  4. tHESE ARE SO COOL! tHANKS FOR SHARING, IM GOING TO GIVE THESE A GO IN MY AFTER SCHOOL ART CLASS! :-) http://anaheramoon.blogspot.com/

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  5. Thank you for sharing your ideas for others to try at home or school. I appreciate it, especially as a poor public school employee.

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