Use stamps for printmaking.
Brayer – printing tool, used to roll out ink
Ink – colored liquid used to write or draw with
Screen Printing – printing process, using a stencil process on a silk/nylon porous screen and pushing ink through the openings
Squeegee – usually a rubber object used in screen printing to press ink or paint through the screen openings
U-gouge – tool used for carving (usually printing blocks), blade point is shaped like a “U”
Veiner – tool used for carving (usually printing blocks), blade point is shaped like a “V”
Block Ink, Fabric Ink, Tempera Paint, Washable Markers, or Stamp Pads
Paper or Fabric or Printing
Foam Brayers, Stamp Pads, or Brushes
PLEASE NOTE: If you are printing on fabric, you must use fabric ink and heat set.
1. Cover the surface of your work area with newspaper.
2. Use a large stamp pad, marker, or brayer to coat your stamp.Try to avoid using heavy-bodied paints or thick inks–they tend to clog the detail and effect quality when printing.
3. Cover any extra ink on the work area around the stamp with clean newspaper. This will prevent any blotches or unwanted ink/paint from getting on your printing paper or fabric.
1. Holding onto the edges of the stamp, press onto the desired surface gently. Applying too much pressure will cause your print to smudge.
2. Carefully remove the stamp by pulling straight up off the surface to avoid smudging.
2. If you are using the same color ink /paint for your next print, you can reapply another coating right away and repeat the print process. If you want to use a different color for your next print, simply wash the stamp in the warm, soapy water and pat dry with a paper towel. You may then proceed with a new color.