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.
From: Jim Ray [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
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.