Art projects that are fun for children and adults.
Art copyrighted Vicki Smith.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
A collograph is a simple printmaking process that is fun to use with children and is an easy way to make sheets of wrapping paper, cards or a piece of art to hang on the wall. You start by cutting out shapes from different materials. I used a sheet of craft foam, a paper that has the texture of corrugated cardboard and a leftover roll of the material that is used to line drawers in your bathroom. All of the materials should be about the same thickness. After cutting out a variety of shapes I glued them to a sheet of cardboard as if I were making a collage. I rolled printmaking ink onto the surface using a brayer once the glue had dried. It's also possible to use a brush and acrylic paint. In this particular print I overlapped the images and used three different colors to add dimension.