How To Make A Masterpiece (Print Art)
You Will Need/Materials ~ Pencil, Rubber, PVA Glue (Gluestick is optional), Card, Printing Paint, Rollers (Hard & Soft Roller), A piece of Calendar Paper, Scissors, Card to glue onto, Paper to plan onto, Paintbrush, Something to put underneath the art when painting e.g. newspaper, 1 piece of paper to put paint on, A piece of paper the same size as your card to glue onto, Patience.
Step 1 ~ To make your art, you firstly take your paper and pencil and start planning. Your planning can include what you want to overlap or a picture of your art. You also need a main idea and this can be a scene or animal e.g. beach, environment, animal, person, object. It is important to have layers and make things overlap, as it creates a 3D effect.
Step 2 ~ After you have created a plan, get some card and start cutting out your shapes and objects. Make sure to use your space efficiently and make your main things bigger and little details smaller. If you are doing animals, make sure to cut out little circles for their eyes.
Step 3 ~ Thirdly, after you’ve cut out your shapes and objects, get your gluestick or PVA glue and stick it onto a piece of card you have not cut.
Step 4 ~ Once you have glued on your objects, get some PVA glue, a paintbrush and then paint your whole art piece with the glue. This is called a ‘glue wash’ and it ensures that your pieces don’t fall off during the printing process.
Step 5 ~ After you have painted all your art in the glue and let it dry overnight, get your printing paint in the colour of your choice and pour a little out onto your calendar paper. Grab your soft roller and just dab it in the paint. Get another piece of paper and start rolling your roller on it so that you get an even layer of paint around it.
Step 6 ~ Take your art and start rolling the paint onto it. You can have more that one colour as as well. Keep dipping your roller into the paint so it has an even layer.
Step 7 ~ Once you have a coat of paint on your cut-out art, flip it over onto a piece of paper the same size as your card with the cut-outs. Get your hard roller and roll it on the back of the card so that the paint imprints very clearly onto the paint.
Step 8 ~ Peel off your card and you will see your printed masterpiece. You can do more colours and keep printing for a 3D effect, but that's optional.