This week we have been learning how to make a print.

First we experimented with mark making. We used a blunt pencil to press into a polystyrene tile. We talked about which marks are easy to make and which are tricky.

Then we made a rubbing of the tile.

After that we looked at our sketches of natural objects and chose a section to represent on our printing tile. Using the techniques we had practised we recreated the pattern on the tile.

Then we printed the tile. We had to load the roller with ink by rolling it out in the tray. Then roll the ink evenly across the tile. Next we placed the tile on the paper and used a clean roller to press the tile onto the paper. Finally we lifted the tile off to reveal the print.

What was your favourite part of the printing process?

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