Kristina’s Craft Corner: Pet Printmaking
This video will show you how to make prints using really simple materials and any subject you want. I happened to choose my cat Indie, but you can really do anything you’d like. Take a look in magazines and newspapers for photos and inspiration!
- 1 gallon ziploc bag, cut open
- Copy paper
- Picture of your pet! (Or anything, really)
- *Washable* markers, not permanent like Sharpies
- Damp paper towel
- Choose a photo that has high contrast and clearly defined edges. This will help you know where to draw
- Cut a ziploc bag open so the two halves are separate.
- Place one half of the bag over your photo. What would have been the inside of the bag should be facing out (smoother, cleaner surface texture)
- Using a washable marker, trace your photo. Look for edges to follow and anywhere the value changes
- TIP: Washable marker will wipe off very easily, so start on one side of the photo and work your way over
- Wipe a piece of paper with a damp paper towel. Your paper should be damp but nowhere near dripping wet
- Place down onto your marker drawing. Be careful to hold in place so as not to smear marker. Press paper down onto drawing to make sure all the lines transfer
- Peel paper up, put aside to dry
- Once dry, add color however you want! I went with an Andy Warhol inspired portrait of Indie, but you can color it however you’d like!
You can repeat this process as many times as you’d like with the same photo, just wipe off the ziploc bag in between. Printmaking isn’t a perfect process, so some of the lines may not come through perfectly, but that’s ok! It’s what makes these prints so fun and interesting
All done! Did you make this project? Share with us on social media, or email Kristina with your creations!
Special thank you to Curran Sukowatey for editing this and all the other Craft Corner videos!