printmaking ellie dunlap

Printing Vocabulary

Contour

The outline of a shape.

Cross-hatching

A method of showing value by using parallel lines at different angles that get darker as they are drawn closer together.

Focal Point

The area in a work of art that an artist emphasizes.

Horizon Line

In an artwork, the line where the ground and sky appear to meet.

Monochromatic

A color scheme using only tints and shades of a single color.

Monoprint

A print made from a plate that can be used only once.

Neutrals

A word used for black, white, and tints and shades of gray. (Some artists use tints and shades of brown as neutrals.)

Plate

In printmaking, a piece of flat material, such as wood or metal, with a design on the surface. The plate is used to print the design.

Print

An artwork created by making an impression of a design.

Print making

The transference of an image from one surface (plate or block) to another (usually paper) with ink. The process of making one or more prints.

Relief Printing

A print made by covering a printing block with ink or paint and pressing paper onto the block. The areas or lines gouged out do not print. (Examples: woodcut, block print, linocut, styrofoam plate, etc.

First we sketched what our print would look like. next we transferred our image onto the square. after we transfered it we carved out the design. after carving out we practiced printing. In total we printed ten times on 5 pieces of paper, 2 times on each paper.

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