Around here the Mommies are all very crafty! My Mother in Law knits, paints and makes jewelry. I knew her Mother’s Day gift would have to be something home made. I also wanted it to really capture the artistic level of M and M. (Trust me everyone in the family has a hand-printed something, so this time I wanted it to be a creation!)
I was inspired by Tinkerlab, because I’m always inspired by Tinkerlab. This particular project involved printmaking, Abstract Recycled Prints. I didn’t follow their process because I didn’t read the post and bought completely different materials. I wonder where Little M get it! Lucky you, now you have two brand new techniques to play around with.
what you need: large foam sheet 1/4 inch thick ~ mini canvas ~ mini easel ~ tempera paint ~ paint brushes ~ scissors ~ plate or tray ~ ballpoint pen ~ extra paper
I cut the foam into pieces the same size as the canvas. I asked Little M to draw a picture on one piece of foam. Since we were making a stamp we needed deep etching, Little M just could not get the marks deep enough. (Had I read Tinkerlabs post I would have gotten meat trays like she did.)
I went over her drawing with a pen, making deep impressions. (It definitely worked but next time I think I’ll try to get my hands on some meat trays so that I don’t have to get my hands on her art!)
Little M picked purple paint. I had her paint the bottom of a tray with a thick layer of paint.
She pressed the stamp onto the paper 3 times. I asked which stamp print she liked the best. She choose the middle one, so after she added paint to her stamp I had her press one more on the extra paper. Then onto the canvas.
Big M drew a car and trailer for his stamp print.
I can’t wait for Mother’s Day!!! Nana is going to love it!
This post is a part of the Mother’s day lesson plan.
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