Printmaking often involves lots of MATERIALS – from brayers, to printing inks, to pieces of lino, to carving tools, printing presses, the list goes on.
The internet wasn’t doing a very good job at giving me some printmaking ideas that I could get my Year 9 Art students to do at home – so here are a few that I did manage to find, including my totally original leaf embossing using tea idea.
I’ve put together 4 ideas for Printmaking at home that you can have a go at or get your students or kids to have a go at. Most only require materials that you could already have at home.
All the ideas have a LEAF/NATURE theme. That’s because my students are looking at Printmaking in Nature.
Natural Dye Leaf Prints
Flower pounding and printmaking
Tea & Embossing leaf prints
Leaf printing with paint and markers.