Incorporating block printing into concrete.

 Block printing is an amazing medium to work with. In my Talented Art classes at Monteleone Jr, my 7th and 8th students are learning how to create block prints. They are also learning how to use their blocks as a tool …….. they are taking their blocks and using them as stamps into clay. By using WD-40 on the block, the clay will not stick in the individual detailed cuts. After pressing the block into the clay, the intricate detail is left behind. This eventually leaves a nice fountation for pouring a thin slurry of concrete to capture the original detail. This technique gives way to a lot of versatility between block printing and stamping.

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