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Re: printmaking ideas / try Pochoir

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Wed, 16 Sep 1998 21:24:01 EDT

Hi Robin et al
Try Stencils - But for your info - This may be of interest:
Look into Matisse - He did Pochoir Prints - Obscure Frenchprintmaking process.
It uses many stencils together like silkscreen/serigraphy but is simple & can
be done w/ paper, scissors, & even crayons. the simplest method is to draw the
picture - cut it out & repair cuts w/ tape. For example - a mallard duck -
you could use one stencil for the duck - (but this is an example) - do a
stencil for the green head - {skip a space for ringneck}- another stencil for
the brown body - another s for beak- another s for waves beneath duck -
another s to print over body for wing. a hole punched s for eye.etc hope this
makes sense- if you locate matisse's pochoirs it will help. In the late 70's
Helen Frankenthaler made them.
In the Time-Life Book on Matisse - in the back of the book you will find a
of a horse with an elaborate carriage. (Iv'e never been in a library that
didn't have
Time-Life books) - you should be able to locate it.
Also see Printmaking Today Jules Heller p. 271
Printmaking History And Process Donald Saff/Deli Sacilotto p.313 text - most
of page & fig 525 Four Musk Oxen-Eskimo Stencil Print This process can be
used to apply color to B& W etchings or Lithographs
Or you can simply do stencils W/ paper, scissors & crayons & show how far
stencils can be taken - You could also show examples of early american
Stencils to adorn walls_- Stencils are great- Kindergatdeners can even
make'm & share each others stencils in their pictures - Co- op learning..Bill