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RE: Printmaking and Tessellations


From: Hillmer, Jan (hillmjan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Fri Apr 16 2004 - 07:12:44 PDT

I seem to remember that Sax or some other supply co. sells sets of quilting blocks meant to be used in the same way, so surely it can be done. - See Sax's 2004 catalog, p. 338. You might also check into some of the rubber stamping sites - one of my stamping buddies has a device to 'center' the stamp on the page. It reminded me of the simple corner registration used for block printing.

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From: Jim Ray []
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 9:53 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Printmaking and Tessellations

Hello, I was wanting to know if anyone has done a Printmaking assignment using Tessellations. If I could know how you did the assignment, then I would be grateful.
Because I need to squeeze in Printmaking before the end of the year and thinking Tessellations would be a neat new idea.
I was thinking of using Styrofoam plates and cutting out a geometric shape and then cutting out a tessellation and then glueing it to a hard surface like cardboard or foamboard. Then drawing on the styrofoam with a pen to create lines and textures.
But printing them in the right space seems a trick I will need to learn.

Please give me some suggestions.
James Ray