Category Archives: printmaking

Printmaking With Hot Glue

Materials: Hot glue gun, acetate (we used this), paper, blockprinting ink, brayer, some sort of palette Last week, we used Scratch-foam to make prints. The lines we carved into the foam stayed white, while everything else was inked. This week, … Continue reading

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Printmaking With Scratch-foam

Materials: Scratch-foam, water-soluble block printing inks, brayers, paper, palette of some sort (we used wax paper because I couldn’t find freezer paper, and the acrylic portion of a box frame); items to scratch into the board with I recently took … Continue reading

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Messy Hands

Over the weekend, while the kids worked on their projects for the blog party of sorts that Tinkerlab is hosting on Friday, G asked for a sponge to use with her paint. Not long after that, I noticed she was … Continue reading

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Rolling Pin Prints (II)

The materials and method are the same as before, but this time, the boys gave it a try. They were really wanting to do this since G and I told them about it. They each chose to print one color … Continue reading

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Rolling Pin Prints

(Inspired by First Art by MaryAnn Kohl.) Materials: Rolling pin; tempera paint; piece of Plexiglas or old plate (for the paint); paper; rubber bands I finally got a new wooden rolling pin, which means my temporary one was available for … Continue reading

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Vegetable Netting Painting

Well, that was an unplanned blog hiatus! G and I did this right before the flu took me under… (Inspired by “Impressive Burlap” in MaryAnn Kohl’s First Art.) Materials: Watercolor paper, tempera paint, vegetable netting (I used the top from … Continue reading

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Labeling the Studio

(Inspired by the project “Water-Slide Decal Jars” in Print Workshop by Christine Schmidt.) Materials: Photocopy of your child’s art and a copy of the book. I can’t find instructions online (although she blogs here and might include it as a … Continue reading

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Art to Stamp: A Parent-Child Collaboration

Materials: Child’s original artwork; Speedball Speedy Carve block; linoleum cutting set (which I found at a craft store, so I could use a 55% off coupon!) An alternate title to this post could be Mamas Need Inspiration, Too! I decided … Continue reading

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Paint Prints

(Inspired by this post at Littlest Birds Studio.) Materials: Acrylic box (the kind you get with a box frame), tempera paint, cotton swab (or something else that will make marks in the paint–I bet older kids could come up with … Continue reading

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