First: the participants used tempura paint and big foam stamps to put symbols on a piece of watercolor paper card stock that could later be folded and used as a notecard. Then they used liquid acrylic on the gel plate to create a mono print on top of the stamped image. Some opted to use the excess paint to press a "ghost" image on a second piece of paper. The project also was an opportunity to write cards for homebound/older adults. Some of the kids wrote simple notes on one side of the card and then did a mono print on the "front" of the paper. It was an easy and fun way to get the kids involved in pastoral care at a baseline level.
|The green is a stamped image of an elephant with the mono print on top.|
|Tempura paint on the card was step #1; then the mono print.|
|Simple card on the inside with a Gelli Art mono print on the other side.|
|The process is so simple...it takes explaining because it just doesn't seem like it should be so easy!|
|One of our teens helps an international student who joined the art project afternoon.|