PRINTMAKING – MONOTYPES with Washable Paint

Students develop an understanding of a simple printmaking process by exploring monotypes using washable paint on a plastic surface.

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PRINTMAKING – MONOTYPES with Washable Paint

Supplies:

  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Plastic Sheet Protectors - 1 per student
  • Cardstock Paper - white - 1 per student
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels
 

Steps:

1
Step 1
  1. Paint directly on the plastic surface.
  2. Try to work quickly so the paint stays wet.
2
Step 2
  1. When you are satisfied with your picture carefully place a sheet of paper on top of it.
  2. Press the paper into the printing plate and rub firmly over the surface with the palm of your hand.
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Step 3
  1. Carefully remove the paper.
  2. This is called pulling the print.
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Step 4
  1. Try making another print by painting over the same areas on the plastic surface.
    - What do you notice about the 2 prints?
    - Why do they look different?
    - Which print do you like the best? Why?