First of all, what is printmaking?
Just like it sounds, printmaking is the making of prints. To make your prints or “marks,” you cover the surface of an object with ink or paint, then press it onto paper. You can also paint a line or mark on a smooth surface and press that onto your paper.
The best part is that you don’t always know how it will turn out. You might get the surprise of a dark smudge or accidental line or shape, which just gives you new ideas to work with!
Before we get started, here’s a short video of Jo sharing some of her print-making techniques.
Okay, now is the time to let your imagination run wild!
Take those colored pencils or pens and transform your prints into your Perfect Place, the kookiest character you can imagine—anything that makes you smile and feel warm inside!
Want to share your prints with us? We would really like that.