|This student loves to create Manga-inspired art.|
I love this piece because it shows her interests and
is definitely a POP art piece--Warhol would be impressed!
This was a great first "real" printmaking project and the results are always so bright and fun. Some children really embrace this technique and I had one student complete TWO projects with the class time since she was having some much fun. I also did the project one-on-one with my Kindergardener and he loved it too. Clean-up is great since I used water-soluble printmaking ink (although I would love to try something in the future that is more permanent so that the kids could add color with watercolors afterwards...).
This might be a bit of an expense to buy the roller (brayer) if you are doing this project at home, but once you have the supplies on had you ca make a bunch of great prints for gifts, stationary, etc. Give it a try!
Faux Linocut Warhol Self Portraits
Adjust the dimensions of your supplies based on the size of the foam trays you are using...
- A few 4" x 5 1/2" pieces of white paper for drawing your design
- Pencils and erasers
- Foam trays or styrofoam plates
- Masking tape
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- A scrap piece of cardboard or mat board slightly larger than your foam printing "plate"
- Water soluble printmaking ink
- Brayer (I use the Speedball 4" soft rubber brayer)
- A few 5" x 7" pieces of colored paper (smooth paper with bright colors work well)
- Glue stick
- Large piece of construction paper to mount the finished prints on
|This guy is super-cute, too!|
|Love the freckles!|
|And this piece is super-sweet! It makes me smile!|