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How to print your block plate

Art I: styrofoam block printing

13
STEPS
TOOLS
Apply a thin coat of paint to the plate

Apply a thin coat of paint to the plate

Paint only the areas you want to print

Paint only the areas you want to print

Line the plate up with the white area on the registration board.

Line the plate up with the white area on the registration board.

Wipe off any excess paint from the manilla area with a paper towel.

Wipe off any excess paint from the manilla area with a paper towel.

Line your paper up with the manilla area on the registration board.

Line your paper up with the manilla area on the registration board.

Rub the back of your paper to transfer the paint to your paper.

Rub the back of your paper to transfer the paint to your paper.

Carefully peel back your paper to reveal your print.

Carefully peel back your paper to reveal your print.

Make at least 3 good quality prints of your plate.

  • Your carved styrofoam plate
  • Registration board
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Magazine paper
  • White papers ( to print on)
  • Paper towel as needed