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Drawing in Black & White by Deborah Velasquez

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Exercise 31: FOUND OBJECT PRINTING

IN THIS EXERCISE, YOU WILL MAKE PRINTED ART USING A LEAF, OR YOU CAN PRINT WITH ANOTHER FOUND OBJECT IF YOU PREFER. FIND REFERENCES IN NATURE OR AROUND THE HOUSE. HOW ABOUT THAT JUNK DRAWER WHERE EVERYTHING ENDS UP? TRY BUBBLE WRAP, A CLEAN NEW SPONGE, OR A PAPER TOWEL WITH DIVOTS PRESSED INTO THE PAPER. REMEMBER TO ALWAYS RUN A TEST PRINT ON SCRAP PAPER BEFORE MAKING A FINAL PRINT.

MATERIALS

Newspaper or large craft paper

Paint or ink pad (color depends on paper color)

Palette

Round sponge brush with flat bottom

Fresh leaf (needs to be flexible)

White, tan, black, or gray smooth lightweight or heavy cardstock

Scrap paper

Brayer

1. Cover your work space with newspaper or large craft paper.

2. Place paint ...

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