(Ideal) Block printing ink
(Realistic) Leftover house or craft paint
(Ideal) Professional brayer
(Realistic) Empty toilet paper roll
(Ideal) Styrofoam sheets
(Realistic) Old carryout container
Find inspiration by browsing the online collections at collections.gilcrease.org. We chose Musk Ox by Kananginak Pootoogook, a stone cut on paper.
Draw your design onto the foam with a pen or pencil. Press down to make indentions in the foam. Anywhere you make a line will remain white when the color print is created.
Note: Your print will turn out backwards. Keep this in mind if you are adding letters or words!
Next, use a flat surface like a paper plate to spread your paint. Roll the toilet paper roll across the paint and try to get an even coating.
Roll the paint gently over the surface of your design.
Press the paint side of your design firmly onto a piece of paper.
Peel off the foam to reveal your print!
Tip: Too much paint or not enough? You can reuse your foam print to practice. The foam is easily washable with water, allowing you to experiment with different colors and techniques