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RE: Printmaking projects

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Sears, Ellen (ESears.us)
Sun, 2 Nov 1997 14:40:56 -0500

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Some of the projects we have done for printmaking:
Each student will get a 4 inch lino block.
The design carved is made up of repeated patterns, swirls, dots,
lines... but can ONLY touch the sides at a specific point. (I think it
was 1 1/2 inch to 2 2/2 inches down on the sides, and the same over
from the left.)
Then the small plate can be printed in different transformations -
rotations and translations (slides). Also, all of the blocks will fit
together for larger prints, because they are interlocking designs. The
changes the transformations make are great - they can also be printed in
many different combinations because each of the four corners can be the
point of rotation. These also look great on fabric, each block will
produce a 12 inch square, then they can all be pieced together.

Another for printing multiples - we try to print on as many different
papers as we can. We also run the lino plate through the slab rolling
table with heavy white paper (great for note cards) and felt for
padding.

My little kids like to use markers to add color to their prints, we have
also printed on 'tie-dyed' rice paper.

Guess that's it,
Ellen


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