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TECHNICAL LEARNING

CREATION PROPOSAL::Collective reproduction of a work

MATERIALS:Cartridge paper, miniature reproduction of a work, ruler, graphic pencil, eraser, oil pastels, brush, toast or linseed oil

STEPS:

  1. Squaring the cartridge paper

  2. Reproduce the work in pencil

  3. Add a fatty pastel directly on the sheet

  4. Spread with the brush coated with toast

  5. Fill surfaces completely

  6. Assemble the miniature works to create a collective work

REMARKS:

  • The taltine produces a very slippery and particular effect

  • Also possible to take the color with the brush directly on the oil pastel

  • Very trying

  • Produces a beautiful moire effect

  • Calculate your squaring in miniature and bigger so that the project is effective

CREATION PROPOSAL::Linocut #1 (rubber)

MATERIALS:Cartridge paper, rubber plate, graphic pencil, screen printing ink, press, carbon paper, plexiglass plate, roller, engraver

STEPS:

  1. Draw a design directly on the rubber plate

  2. Burn the drawing using the engraver (remove from the drawing what should not keep the ink)

  3. Take a small amount and paint and put it on the plexiglass plate

  4. Roll the paint until it is evenly spread and roll a thin layer evenly onto the rubber plate.

  5. Center the plate on a sheet and take the press.

  6. Make small circles on all sides to make an even impression.

REMARKS:

  • The rubber is rather soft and easy to burn

  • Roll well and spread the paint evenly before applying it to the rubber

  • Remember that printing produces a mirror image to the engraved one; watch out for bad surprises (letters, etc.)

  • Also possible to use an eraser or styrofoam for tests or when you have a smaller budget

  • Possibility of making transfers with tracing paper as a first step if you want to make an exact design or with letters in order to avoid the horizontal inversion of the design.

  • Opportunity to explore the concept of positives and negatives

CREATION PROPOSAL::Linocut #2 (Linoleum)

MATERIALS:Cartridge paper, linoleum board, graphic pencil, screen printing ink, press, carbon paper, plexiglass board, roller

STEPS:

  1. Draw a design directly on the linoleum board

  2. Engrave the drawing using the engraver (remove what should not keep the ink)

  3. Take a small amount and paint and put it on the plexiglass plate

  4. Roll the paint until it is evenly spread and roll a thin layer evenly over the linoleum board

  5. Center the plate on a sheet and take the press.

  6. Make small circles on all sides to make an even impression.

REMARKS:

  • Unlike rubber, linoleum is very hard and difficult to etch. Watch out for cuts!

  • Possible to heat in a dryer or radiator before engraving to facilitate the process

  • The textured rendering is more beautiful and porous than rubber, but the engraving is much more difficult and forcing. Not very recommendable although cheaper than rubber.

CREATION PROPOSAL::Marbled paper

MATERIALS:Various types of papers (cartridge, manila, construction), linseed oil or baby oil, projector, shallow water pan (crescent tray style), India ink, oil paint, color ink, pigments , dropper, popsicle stick, small plastic jars for mixing, gloves, tray, drying rack.

STEPS:

  1. Dilute color ink with linseed oil or water 

  2. Using the dropper, place the pigments sparingly in the water

  3. It is possible to move the ink with a stick, superimpose or alternate the colors in the basin.

  4. When you are satisfied, gently put your paper on the surface of the water, being careful not to agitate the surface.

  5. Leave for a few seconds, then drain out 

  6. Place in a tray provided for this purpose and bring the paper to a support to dry.

REMARKS:

  • Students must pass 1 to 1, plan an activity to do a side or to occupy.

  • Important to write the name on the paper BEFORE soaking it, otherwise impossible to identify afterwards.

  • Very nice rendering on pale and manila papers.

  • Looks unattractive on dark or construction paper

  • Be careful not to handle the paper too much once soaked or to arrange it horizontally; risk of spoiling or altering the pattern.