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Cézanne-Inspired Still Life Monoprint - Project #160

Time: 1-2 Class Periods
Difficulty: Easy
Cleanup: Water

Materials:
Project Kit (see Products Used below steps)
Water
Scissors or Paper Trimmer
Ruler

Materials needed if not using Project Kit:
Mixed Media Paper
Grafix Dura-Lar Wet Media Film
Water-Based Markers
Sponge
Water
Scissors or Paper Trimmer
Ruler
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Use Dura-Lar Wet Media Film to create a still life monoprint inspired by Paul Cézanne! This project also has an instructional video available!


Steps

  • Step 1
    Cut an 11x14" sheet of Dura-Lar Wet Media Film in half so that each piece measures 11x7". Use Prang Markers to draw a still life design, in the style of artist Paul Cezanne, on the Dura-Lar Wet Media Film. (Wet Media film allows you to draw on it.) Note: The final print of the design drawn will be backwards.
  • Step 2
    Wet a sponge with water and evenly dampen the smooth side of a 9x12" piece of Art1st Mixed Media Art Paper. Dampen the paper thoroughly but make sure there are no puddles. (Mixed Media Art Paper has sizing that keeps the marker from soaking in and the colors stay vibrant.)
  • Step 3
    Holding the Dura-Lar film by the sides, center the design over the Mixed Media Art Paper, with the marker side facing down. Place the film on the paper making sure there are no air pockets. Gently rub the film. Make sure the entire image is printed on the paper.
  • Step 4
    Remove the film and allow the paper to dry. Note: Edges of paper can be trimmed, if desired. The film can be rinsed off, and used again to make another print.

Products Used

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