Friday, January 20, 2012

Self-portrait relief prints

For this project, students were introduced to relief printmaking in the form of a self-portrait. Students were asked to make a line drawing from their photograph which was then transferred to their printing block/stamp. Students carved away everything except their lines after which they had to make 4 prints. Here is a sample of a finished carved stamp.Once all 4 prints were dry, students had to cut them out and add unrealistic colors with colored pencils to each of their prints. Finally they glued all 4 of their prints to a black background. The results are amazing!