Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Snowy Evergreen Collographs

Gorgeous! This is the second year we have done this type of collograph printing lesson with my 3rd graders and we love it just as much this year as last. We began with sketching an assortment of evergreens - cypress, pine, fir, and spruce - then we created a textured landscape with a variety of materials like foam and felt. We rolled our white ink over the cardboard plates once the glue was completely dry and printed on Fadeless Paper, which is very thin and smooth for picking up textural detail. Finally, the last print or printing plate itself was sprinkled with a touch of irridescent glitter for that "first snowfall of winter" sparkle. Enjoy...

plates drying after assembly
Can you see the sparkle?

The plates look great too!


  1. These look great! I enjoy doing collograph prints with my 8th grade art students; always interesting results and the plates do look cool, too!

  2. Be still my heart. I love collagraphs.

  3. These are lovely! What a great idea!

  4. Beautiful winter prints, what a great idea to add a bit of sparkle to the prints.


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