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Re: Block printing with Easy-Kut materials


Date: Tue Nov 30 2004 - 16:28:40 PST

If the "Easy -Kut" block that you are talking about is the same as the
blocks I bought called "Soft Cut", you're going to love it! The transfer is a
piece of cake. My students usually do sea creatures or animals with lots of
pattern and texture. They complete their sketch (which I sometimes enlarge or
shrink on the copy machine to fit their block), Their finished drawing is
traced on tracing paper with a #2 pencil. Then the image is placed face down on
the Soft- Cut block, and the back of the tracing paper is rubbed with the
side edge of a ruler. Presto, the design is transferred! Sometimes the
drawing is sdudgy, but I tell the kids that the only thing that matters is the
lines that are cut into the block. Works great.
    I have an advanced grade 8 art class too. We'll have to share some