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RE: Hard Modeling Clay/printing

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Sears, Ellen (
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 15:28:14 -0400

I've done this with stamp pads, too.
And we have taken cans and removed the tops and bottoms, rolled out a sheet
of modeling clay, smooth over the can, make impressions and use the 'wheel'
for printing - you can put a dowel or rolling pin in the can to print -
actually last for a few runs (we print one color on a large sheet of paper,
overlapping and intersecting the lines.)

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> Subject: Re: Hard Modeling Clay
> I love using old modeling clay for printmaking. I give the students small
> pieces and have them roll it into a ball, then form it into a square. I
> place all kinds of "junk" on the tables such as old marker tops, tooth
> picks, buttons, paperclips, etc. (anything that will make an interesting
> impression) and have them press them in the clay making a design. Then
> they dip their "stamp" into different colors of paint and print
> patterns on their paper. Each student rinses the paint off their clay
> and place it on a paper towel to dry. I then put all the little balls
> back into the large coffee can I store them in. I've had the same clay
> for 6 years now...Crayola.