Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Scrimshaw + Printmaking

All images 3rd grade artwork

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Sailors, whale bones, scrimshaw...what's not to like?

We etched our designs into styrofoam plates with a pencil.  Colored over the plates with oil pastels and burnished with a paper towel.  There you have the scrimshaw effect.
Printmaking came into play the following week as we put a bit of paint of top (we used purple) and burnished it in with a napkin.  We then placed a sheet of newsprint on top, burnished and pulled the print.  The pulled prints could then be reworked if desired. 

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