During these school holidays we have been doing a lot of painting and experimenting with painting on different surfaces. When I spotted Alisa Burke’s plastic bag printmaking video in this blog post I was excited to show my children Alisa’s inspiring video and give her technique a go.
My children were happy to create print after print and loved the “surprise” element of pulling the plastic bag off the paper to reveal a one-of-a-kind print.
All sorts of fun patterns were created on plastic bags to make the prints.
Miss Five was frustrated with her attempts to paint a star on the bags. We came up with the solution of placing an image of a star under a clear plastic bag and then she could paint over the star outline to create her star prints. Miss Five was wrapped with this idea.
Miss Eight drew some butterflies and fairy houses to make “stencils” for some of her creations. Miss Eight also produced quite a few prints without using stencils and opted for simple shapes such as hearts and flowers.
Master Six producing a print:
Some of our favourite prints:
Master Six wanted to try dog prints, so he placed a piece of paper, containing an outline of a dog, under the plastic bags and painted over the outline of the dog to help him produce these dog prints:
One of Miss Eight’s fairy house prints.
Another creation by Miss Eight:
Miss Eight mixed it up with hearts and flowers:
All hearts by Miss Eight:
Master Six created this flower print:
One of Miss Five’s star prints.
Master Six made this star print for Miss Five: