Plaster Prints: Free Lesson Plan Download

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This lesson is a great combination of two-dimensional and three-dimensional processes. It’s a fun twist on traditional printmaking methods and a great way to work with the idea of positive and negative space.

Since these prints can’t get too detailed, think about printing onto colored paper or other backgrounds that would add visual interest.


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  • Eva

    I’m trying to picture this process and understand how the areas where oil paint is applied would create the relief areas. Wouldn’t the areas where the oil paint isn’t applied be where the plaster is flush against the plexiglass and thus be the highest points of the finished block? Is it that the oil paint areas will simply have a contrasting texture to the smooth areas of the plaster but everything ultimately is part of the printed surface? I think I’m understanding that best from the “insider tip” of creating a collagraph with this technique. For that, I’m picturing smooth and textured areas of a finished print.