We used the foam printing process. It's such a simple process perfect for printing cards. You will need water-soluble printing ink, card stock, a brayer, printing foam or styrofoam, a pencil or sharp tool and a piece of plexi-glass, but plastic placemats will do as well. We first cut the printing foam to 4 X 5 inches. Then cut different colors of card stock 4.5 X 5.5. We give the kids short skewers to draw into the print foam.
We then spread the ink on the plexi-glass. You can use the placemats for the ink. The kids love using the brayers to roll the ink on the pled-glass. Next spread the ink onto the print foam using the brayer. When the ink has covered the entire foam image use a clean brayer to press the foam image onto the card stock ink side down and there you have it.
We used a few different colors of ink as well as printed on a few different colors of paper. This made for many options for the kids. Each one displaying it's own individuality. Look at this sparkly silver snowman card.
After the ink dried a bit we added some glitter. I really stressed to the children to use the glitter sparingly (which is incredibly hard to do). They did an amazing job of just adding a little embellishment.
I would be so excited to receive one of these beautiful cards in the mail.
These are all so beautiful, everyone did such a great job! I'll be sharing soon on The Crafty Crow!ReplyDelete
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They made an astonishing showing of simply including a little frivolity. Utilized a couple of diverse colors of ink and printed on a couple of distinctive shades of paper. This made for numerous alternatives for the children. Every one showing its distinction.ReplyDelete
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We used the foam printing process. It's such a simple process perfect for printing cards. You will need water-soluble printing ink, card stock, a brayer, printing foam or styrofoam, a pencil or sharp tool and a piece of plexi-glass, but plastic placemats will do as well.ReplyDelete
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