>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.)
>> From: GLENDA MOORE
>> Sent: Monday, September 13, 1999 3:05 PM
>> To: artsednet.edu
>> Subject: Re: Hard Modeling Clay
>> I love using old modeling clay for printmaking. I give the students
>> 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.
These stamps also work beautifully for repeat design impressions into clay,
especially if the clay body is soft...They could make a good addition to the
tiles we talked about recently