Friday, July 19, 2013

High School Printmaking Unit: Post Eight -- Embossed Prints, A Mini Lesson

Those students who finished the collograph project early or who simply wanted to experiment with embossed prints used objects and materials found in the classroom or brought from home. Some students attempted to emboss old keys or paperclips, while some cut cardboard and built printing plates. Embossing was a natural extension of collograph printing because much of the approach is the same. All that is missing is the ink. Embossed prints don't photograph very well, however, so it is difficult to appreciate them unless viewing them in person.

Here are a few of the more successful embossing explorations:

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