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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Styrofoam Valentines Prints
Here are some Valentine's Day prints I made out of a styrofoam printing plate. You can use those styrofoam meat plates or, like I did, order the styrofoam printing plates from an art catalog (like Nasco). These are great for little kids to print with. All you have to do is draw with a pencil onto the foam. Then, using water based printing ink, roll it onto a tray using a brayer. Then, roll the inked brayer onto the foam. Place your sheet of paper on top of the foam printing plate. Rub firmly all over with your fingers. Lift the print. It is fun to try different color inks on different color papers. I love using white ink on various color papers. I am doing this with my 2nd grade class. Here are the ones I printed: