Collagraphs by the Rainbow Room

Yarn Print by Zev
Yarn Print by India (includes a print reworked with marker)

I love collagraph prints. Collagraphs are made by gluing objects to a board (such as cardboard). In this project, the students worked with yarn. It was cut and glued to a sheet of cardboard. Some created recognizable scenes, others worked non-representationally. When dry, the children chose an ink color. I demonstrated how to ink a plexiglass plate using a brayer, and apply the ink to the printing plate. Every student made four prints. We discussed how some prints will come out better than others, a natural part of the printing process. When the prints were dry, some students reworked them with markers and colored pencils.

Yarn Print by Pia
Yarn Print by Ivo (includes a print reworked with marker)
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