What a day! I thought that book making would have been the most difficult project this week but today was more of a challenge for them. But I am happy that they didn't give up right away. All the kids did a great job at being open to the project and trying their very best. This was a challenge for me as well. How well I explained the instructions and how I assisted the students.
Today the kids designed their own greeting cards by designing a print. Using a pen or pencil, the kids embossed a design on styrofoam trays to create their print. Next, the kids used a brush to ink their prints. Then the kids pressed the print onto card stock. The kids also had the chance to practice on scraps sheets of paper until they achieved the desired relief.
The challenges the kids faced was adding too much, or too little of paint to their prints, and not embossing well enough. Some kids became frustrated and I tried my best to encourage them. I encourage them to try a few times to create their prints, until I let them paint freely on paper. I explained that printmaking takes practice just like everything else, and I assured them that I was happy that they tried.
The results were still acceptable considering all factors. So great job everyone! =D I am proud that you all tried your best at this printmaking project. *applause*
Tomorrow is the last day of Craft Camp so be sure to check back to see what the last project is all about.
I am an artist who enjoys the outdoors and living in Michigan where I can live in all four seasons in one day. I love cake or anything that is sweet!