You can make great printing plates or stencils using cardboard. Here are some suggestions. Can you think of more ideas?
- Cut your cardboard into simple shapes, cover the shape into paint or ink, and print away!
- Make a more complex printing plate by cutting shapes or pictures out of one piece of cardboard. Glue the shapes into a pattern or design on another piece of cardboard. This will give you a printing plate with a raised design. Cover the design with paint or ink and press!
- Cut a base out of cardboard and glue other items to if to make your own creative printing plate. Try string, noodles, etc.
- Cut shapes and designs into a piece of cardboard to make a stencil. Lay the cardboard stencil on a piece of paper or other surface and paint away!
--- Go to the Learn About Printmaking Article