Printmaking: Create

It is now time to use gather your printing block, ink, ink trays, and brayers and begin to create your project.

Continue watching the video. Start at 2 minutes.

STEP 1: PREPARE

If using water color; prepare the paper: Use the watercolor and large brush and fully cover 2 sheets of watercolor paper with several colors in a light wash. Let Dry

STEP 2: INK PLATE

With the brayer cover your entire linoleum plate with ink. Choose a colored paper or watercolored paper and lay the paper on top of the block.

Brayer-A brayer is a roller used for rolling printing ink onto a wooden or linoleum block. it is used for printmaking.

STEP 3: RUB PAPER

After you lay the paper on the block you will need to rub the entire block with a rubbing stick in order to create a smooth coating on the paper.

STEP 4: PRACTICE

Printing: Practice printing with various colored ink onto at least 6 different sheets of construction paper; any color.

STEP 5: COLLAGE

When ready CREATE a collage of prints in a grid on your paper.

Collage-It is a technique of an art production where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms creating a new one.

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